For over twenty-five years, I have been fascinated with clay as a material, and how it is intrinsically linked to all aspects of our lives. From birth, day to day living, and to death, clay and the ceramic process has been fundamental to our cultural existence since the first human beings developed the skills to use it. The history of ceramics is the history of humanity. It defines humankind’s aspirations and cultural development; it is the material that binds us to the earth that we inhabit. It is what we come from and what we ultimately return to.