Kevin Eaton with Jess Benjamin in her Omaha studio

While we were in Nebraska for my brother’s wedding over Labor Day, Guy and I met up with fellow Cozad expat, cat lover, and brilliant ceramist, Jess Benjamin! Jess is the granddaughter of one of Mom’s friends and the daughter of one of my sister’s classmates. She showed us around her rockin’ studio in the Benson area of Omaha, and we compared notes on ceramics and creativity in the 21st century. Be sure to check out her work, much of which deals with issues of water conservation, at