From the humblest of beginnings a pot is made.  Pottery requires no tools, men and women
without any formal training have made functional and decorative forms for tens of thousands
of years, and the raw material is literally available in the ground we walk on.  

Through regular use, a functional piece is actively appreciated for its form and design.  In
contrast, exclusively decorative artwork can only be passively appreciated.  Washing a
handmade bowl after eating out of it provides an intensely thorough and intimate experience
that is simply unavailable to the viewer of a painting or photograph.  

Clay as a medium is the most basic and archetypal that artists and craftspeople can work with,
and as such, the works created from it appeal to a deep and central part of our ability to
appreciate both the form and function of a made object.