Ed Lay, 56, has been writing software for the School of Education at UC Berkeley for the last 30 years. Although his job requires him to sit in front of a computer and solve problems in a virtual environment, Lay’s career trajectory took an interesting turn by accident when he started taking his daughter to classes at the Richmond Art Center almost 20 years ago.

He discovered his passion for metals and jewelry, which turn out to be something that kept fascinating him for the next 17 years.

This video is the first installment of "Around the Way," a video profiles series by Richmond Confidential.

After losing his gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, in the early 2000s, artist Jeffrey Moore moved to Columbia for a fresh start. He made friends with local artists and opened up a printmaking workshop.

Moore decided to forego modern digital practices, rescuing decrepit printing presses from the junk heap. Even though his shop has struggled financially, Moore won’t compromise his artistic integrity for profits.