Jillian Hirsch is a visual artist and art educator. She currently is a handbuilding instructor at Mighty Mud and Visual Art Teacher at the L&N STEM Academy. She is originally from South Jersey/Upstate New York and moved to Knoxville in 2017 to get her MFA at the University of Tennessee. Jillian's artistic practice is focused in ceramic sculpture, community engagement, and large-scale installations of tile mosaics. Through her artistic practice, Jillian strives to engage others in dialogue concerning ecological literacy and environmental issues while exploring speculative futures on a damaged planet.