One of the main reasons I decided to become a ceramic artist was the work of Michael Sherrill. I spent an entire summer trying to figure out how to make pots that looked like his. Eventually, I called him up, and asked if I could come and visit his studio. He spent a good 2 hours with me, showing me around and talking about process. The most valuable lesson I learned was that you don’t let anything stand in the way of a good concept. If you don’t have the right tool, you make the tool.