Julia Wilkins graduated from Westminster College in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree in Art. She is a potter, pottery teacher, and poet. For the past 13 years, she and her husband have practiced voluntary simplicity, including backyard homesteading. They enjoy beekeeping and are passionate about the plight of the honey bee and enjoy sharing their experiences with others. You can read the author's online journal at henhousepottery.blogspot.com.