I came to pottery and clay in an indirect way. My background is in the medical field. Thirty years ago I walked into a local pottery studio and asked if she gave lessons. I was hooked the first lesson. Clay became my passion. Each time a door would close a new door opened to a new teacher and new methods in clay. Working in clay gives me immediate gratification. What ever I am throwing, it looks like something when I take it off the wheel. Many things can happen before a piece is finished, but I still get the gratification. The type of work I normally do is functional. I love seeing pottery being used in every day life. The coffee cup. The cereal bowl. The pie plate. Honor your pottery pieces, use them, feel the love that went into them each time you use them.