I find the process of throwing clay an absorbing way to enter a flow state. It is a great counterpoint to my work as a psychotherapist, coach and trainer. In that role I am usually sitting, so I throw standing up. I delight in making functional pieces that people will use for years. It is especially fun for me to visit a friend’s house and find a familiar piece of my pottery there. One friend showed me mugs that he had been using in the microwave and dishwasher daily for the last 25 years! It warms my heart to think of the good times my pots have been part of.