Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures, signs of the holiday season are everywhere. People are bustling, and the studio is busy. Soon I will be opening a glaze kiln so that it can be unloaded. No matter how many times I’ve done it there is always this feeling of happiness and excitement akin to the holiday. Running the studio is, in fact, a gift and it’s so gratifying to share it with others. So off I go, it’s a new day and the results of the latest glaze firing will be revealed.