My parent’s barn was full of old tractor parts, car parts, scrap metal and lots and lots of tools. As a child I loved to rummage through that old stuff and build things out of it. As a potter I have to maintain a lot of equipment like kilns and potters wheels. This often makes me feel like a kid again playing with tools in the barn. The people who buy my work don’t often see the studio, but the equipment I work with is an important part of the artist I am.