Almost 40 years ago I touched clay and it captivated me, as it continues to do today. Clay enlivens my life. It is demanding, consuming and rewarding, all at the same time. Part of the wonder of handmade items is that they are rarely perfect, but the love for the work is found in the product. The Japanese say that there is perfection in imperfection, and that is what separates manufactured goods from those that are handmade. Every pot is a "practice pot" because every pot builds upon its predecessor. And every pot holds the potter's love for the work - truly from my hands to your heart.