I got some clay for a friend so he could make some planters and found a You Tube video on coil building to go along with it. In doing so I remembered the video I came across two years ago. This clip from a Craft in America episode (Craft in America was a great PBS series, much of it is still online!) has been rattling around in my brain off and on since I first saw it. Travis Owens is a charmer like none other and his passion for pots is incredibly refreshing, that soft Carolina accent doesn’t heart any either. In the rush of making for Christmas it is easy to let the long hours and constant firings to mud it all up. Still at some point in the endless trimming the clay will be the perfect consistency and my trimming tool will slice through with the perfect resistance. That is what it is all about.