A topic I mull over with ceramics is what do they become after being created. Will they just sit on a shelf, inanimate for the rest of their existence. Will someone pet them? How long until dust starts to form?  I harp on the idea that people don’t want to use ceramics that are not factory-made because the user is afraid they will break it. What they are really saying is, they don’t want to be guilty of breaking it by using it or they don’t want to offend the artist by being having a potential accident. So they tell themselves it will be better if they just leave it on the shelf. They can seem trendy by owning a ceramic, but will it be used? Think along the lines of “Fine China”. They got it as a wedding gift, so now it is locked in the dining room cabinet, waiting for the right occasion. Since these pieces are older and I am too attached to them, they live with me.  On this special occasion, we had leftover dry ice. So I let my pieces have some fun.