When Margaret Phelan graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2008, she wasted no time making her mark on the art world. Armed with a BFA in Illustration, she worked as a prop builder for The Jim Henson Company, painted sets for Women’s Expressive Theater, and designed logos and branding for various companies in the Greater New York City area.

Now, she’s making the same impression on Success Academy Harlem 1, where she shares her knowledge of and passion for ceramics with young learners.