I have continued to make pottery over the years for essentially one reason: handmade pottery is an antidote. Beautiful functional pottery is a most exquisite tool to help us to slow down, connect one-on-one with each other, and delight in feeding ourselves. It participates in our daily quest to live a sane and meaningful life. It shows us the mystery of our planet by being made of simply earth, air, fire and water. If that’s not an antidote to our busy lives in the 21st century, I don’t know what is.