Pottery making is a kind of adventure in which, if one is successful, one finds, in the end, oneself. It involves the risk of self-revelation. It offers the chance of making a synthesis of one's physical self, the coordination of hand and eye, the "handwriting" of one's skills, with a philosophy, a point of view, a statement of values. It requires patience and skill, but these will be valueless without feeling and insight. It calls upon deep strata of our intuition.