Michelle Organ splits her time between running and teaching at The Shop Toronto, a hub for ceramicists to work, learn, produce, and collaborate and creating her own small batch wheel thrown or slip cast functional ceramic wares under the name Mima Ceramics. In their 6 years of being, both businesses are always changing, developing and growing, seeking inspiration from the community around them. Playfulness runs through both, fitting given that Mima was her nickname as a child. For Mima Ceramics, it is all about finding that balance between allowing the material to speak for itself while also taking in inspiration from different colors, textiles and cultures. Clay should be enjoyed and it is the goal of both to make that happen.