Photographer Unknown, (The Black Ceramic Bowl)
And this is something of a paradox, because, in becoming more skillful and more expert, you think you should be making pots more successfully and more safely, but as soon as you rest content with being safe and successful, your pots begin to be static and begin to be dead. They will only stay alive if they are always being brought to birth dangerously.
–Michael Cardew, English Potter
The quote is from Kevin A. Hluch’s “The Art of Contemporary American Pottery