AKAR is the best pot shop in the country and it's stuck out in the middle of the corn fields of Iowa. Each year they invite 200 potters to send in 5 yunomis. The show opens at 10 am in the morning and usually by supper time most of the gooduns are gone. If you have some time go on line and take a look at the cups. http://www.akardesign.com/shows/index.asp There are a lot of good cups being made in North America. I am always thrilled to be asked. Good gallery and excellent people to deal with. They work hard for their money. They usually take 3 great photos of each pot.