Multi-tasking is the perfect delivery system for doing average work. To do your best work you have to be full on. I haven't made pots for weeks. I've been multi tasking. Teaching 2 days a week, splitting wood, repairing wood kiln, groceries, laundry, lawn and gardening, car shopping, cycling and well ya know life's maintenance. Now my dentist wants me to brush my teeth 3 times a day for 5 minutes a brush. Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like a banana. I'm trying to leave the pot making for a week when Mother Hubbards cupboard ain't bare, the grass gives me a break, the wood is all split, I take a week off from teaching, I have bought the car and my mind is on the prize (some good pots). Most people are happy with Ok and they give up there. It is a lot of work to get good. A lot more work to get excellent. Some and make that very few work hard enough to be great. You've all heard of Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 hour theory. Want a good golf swing? Want a good tennis serve? Want to make some decent pots- 10,0000 hours. Nope that just won't cut it for good pots. That ain't near enough time. Robin Hopper was one of the giants shoulders I stood on. There have been many. Robin maintained it took 7 years to learn how to make a pot and another 10 years to develop a signature. So 17 years x 40 hours a week times 50 weeks a year. I gave ya weekends and two weeks holidays a year. That rarely happens in the world of the self employed. So clock in 34,000 hours and you will be good and then ya can start thinking about being excellent. I love diners and I love diner cups. If you want to make average pots then you better price them to compete with this diner cup. Cheap and durable. You ain't got a chance. We as modern day potters need to make pots people want not ones they need. You need a good cup that diner cup is a dandy.