Jamila Goods is potter Jess Miller, based in Chicago. Jess makes functional ceramics influenced by feelings, intuition, and playfulness. Her work as a clinical psychologist greatly informs her pottery practice—she strives to counterbalance the seriousness and intellectual focus her job demands with a more playful and impulsive method of creating. She has found wheel-throwing to be an ideal complement to being a therapist, encouraging her to get out of her mind and tune into her body to be able to center and form the clay. In trying to find synergy between the disciplines of therapy and pottery, she hopes that each practice informs and strengthens the other.