I moved to South Africa in the winter of 2017. As an artist who has been doing sculptural work in different countries for more than 8 years, I was worried about whether I could find an instructor or a decent studio to work in this new city. However, after searching, I met Marina Walsh, a sculptor and a great tutor. Before teaching sculpture, she taught us how to work with self-motivation, confidence and how to make castings with different materials and methods. I must mention that I have learned a lot in her “live model workshops”. I am continuing to sculpt at her studio in Johannesburg. I have always been very grateful to her for being such an encouraging teacher and a friend to me as she taught me about preserving through tough times and enhancing my sculpture methods.