When Deborah Bedwell transitioned from Executive Director to Trustee of Baltimore Clayworks, she made a point of continuing to teach one class each semester. Her retirement at the end of 2011 from the organization she and a group of artists founded in 1980 did not curtail her enthusiasm for teaching. For over a decade, Bedwell has continued to guide potters in a variety of topics in her Thursday morning class. In March of 2020, she was doing just that when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered Baltimore Clayworks. The determination of Bedwell and her students not to be idled led to a response that transitioned from a simple on-line Zoom substitute for class to a generative forum that speaks to the collective nature of the origins of Baltimore Clayworks itself.