The other night during the juror’s comments at the Biennial Show of the Hamilton Potters Guild juror Angelo Di Petta said there is nothing worse that someone’s indifference to your work. It is better to make work that someone loves or that they hate. At least they have some kind of feeling for your work. I had a Professor once that said say something brilliant and they will remember you as the person who said something brilliant! Say something stupid and they will remember you as the person who said something stupid. But if you say nothing at all who will remember you? Making work without feeling is indifference to the material. Living with indifference is a non- state of mind. With the passing of so many clay legends this past year I am reminded that life is precious and that we should live it with passion not with indifference.