A Mercer University staff member has a passion for pottery and enjoys sharing her art with the world.

Nancy Mehrpad, senior executive assistant in the president’s office in Atlanta, creates wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery and has made thousands of pieces over the years.

Learn more about Mehrpad and how she makes pottery in the latest video in our “Beyond the Bear” series.

Beyond the Bear” is a video series in which we talk to Mercer faculty and staff about their passions, hobbies and interests outside of work.

Feature photo by Bekah Howard


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Bekah Howard is the video producer for the University. She shoots, produces, edits and disseminates videos that support the University’s Marketing Communications objectives, including producing videos for archival purposes, social media and special University events such as Homecoming, Commencement and President’s Club.