I sat back with a Woodford Reserve and read my January copy of Ceramics Monthly. I was thrilled to see an article by Derek Au a young American I met in Jingdezhen, China when I was there studying with the USU crew for 4 months. Derek spoke fluent Chinese and was working and living in China. That was in 2007 and he's still there. Derek's article is one of the most honest reads about being a studio potter I have read in ages.
The last paragraph reads "I have so much respect for anyone who earns a living from making ceramics. It's one thing to have nice ideas, quite another to make them reality, and to actually make money doing it is incredibly difficult."
So Derek here's a tip of the flask to you! Welcome to the Mutual Admiration Society.
Mutual Admiration Society