Wayne Potratz captures the spirit of his wilderness adventures by working intimately with his materials and by experimenting with metal casting techniques from different cultures. His ideas are clarified as he works with his hands.

Write about a time when you used your hands to craft something. Describe what you made, the materials you used, your technique and how you felt doing it.

Metal casting is a team activity. Using the workshop model, Wayne teaches to and learns from his students all at the same time.

Organize an artistic project that needs to be done with a team. Get together a group of classmates with varying strengths and expertise—perhaps someone is a good painter, and someone else is good at conveying complex ideas through words—and see if you can learn from your group mates and teach your own skills while executing the project.