In many mythologies from cultures around the world Humans were created from earth. We have a deep connection to the soil as it continues to shape much of our lives. Yet the thought of dirt has negative connotations associated with it. Using clay, a specific type of dirt, I explore philosophical questions such as: How do we fit into the Natural World? What is the value of Nature and Humanity? Looking back to Plato’s “Code of Ethics” shows how we control our basic animal instincts of greed and appetite through the conscience. I agree with C. S. Lewis’s argument in The Abolition of Man. Lewis not only supports Plato’s rational, he shows the serious consequences when we ignore our conscience and deny our fellow human beings the inherent value in them just as we deny the inherent value in Nature.