Reflecting on my work as a potter I realize it has changed dramatically. The way I think about my work has also changed. My work as a potter, though extremely enjoyable, is not the totality of who I am. I am first an individual striving to become more deeply human. If someone asks me what I do for a living I reply that I am a potter but I am really much more than that. Ultimately, all that I am influences my work. My family is the most important thing to me and making pottery is a very satisfying way for me to provide for them. I never want to become so consumed by my work, as a potter, that I cannot hold it in a healthy context.