Pronounced “so-fine,” Michael is our between-classes hot shop baby – he came in at the tail end of our sophomore apprentice class but a month before our freshmen batch – but he’s leveraged the in-betweenness to low-key learn all of the early steps on the hot shop floor – mould holding, carrying in, gathering. He’s become a captain of the freshman apprentice class, taking the lead during furnace construction, clambering over the crown and sawing bricks to fit. He enjoys the work, and it’s clear in his work ethic, and we’re happy to have him on board.