We unloaded the bourry box today after what we thought was an 8 hour stall that turned out to be an 8 hour soak. It was a damn sweet firing. It was probably the best of the mentor ship firings yet!!!! My cousin Brenda is all complimentary of functional work coming out of the kiln but when it comes to mine she said what could you ever use those for???? Chris Dunlop answered" Tony puts the FU in functional!" I loved this response. A creative mind would find a use for these boats if they needed to-flowers, bananas, a pile of strawberries, I dunno. . Andrew thought I needed to make some more before I headed for Wales so he did some prep work for me. I love them and I have no idea in hell what someone might want to use them for. Maybe to just stare at on Saturday night while listening to Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap or Holger Petersen's Saturday Night Blues. Hey Young Chul I did pay attention in Korea I just needed my own space and my own time to make puncheong my own. What I love about pots made here in America is that we infuse our own identity into our work. At my workshop in Ottawa a week ago one of my students said to me" I have have been watching you make your pots for the last two days and I have to tell you that my description of them is "generous and friendly". Wow, I love that! How do your pots describe you?