I was selected as the inaugural MJ WOOD DO-GOOD short term resident at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge Montana. The The DO GOOD-MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency is an underwritten residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially-conscious spirit and a strong sense of community engagement. Through a competitive application process one candidate per year will be selected to work at the Red Lodge Clay Center Studios with a full waiver of the residency fee. An additional stipend may be available for selected projects to assist with travel and/or production costs during residency. My residency was two months from March 1 to May 2. It was a wonderful experience for which I am very grateful. This residency offered me the opportunity to creatively manifest and sort out all my experiences and research from my time in India during my Fulbright Scholar Grant. Also, I was able to engage the local community of Red Lodge and I really enjoyed working with the people of Red Lodge. I felt so welcome by the people as they have a close knit community that they all value and are committed to maintaining and sharing with all who visit. I really hope that I can return to Red Lodge and work with the folks of Red Lodge at the Red Lodge Clay Center again!!! In order to fund this residency, I created a Kickstarter campaign and was successful in reaching the goal. It was an encouraging and wonderful experience to receive support from so many friends to help make this residency possible. I have included the video I created to for my Kickstarter campaign that explains the project I proposed for the MJ WOOD DO-GOOD residency. Please click here to read my proposal.