American ceramic artist and painter Toshiko Takaezu: "You are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots that cannot be used. An artist is a poet in his or her own medium. And when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive."
LEdmund Arthur Lowndes de Waal, OBE is a British ceramic artist, and author of The Hare with Amber Eyes. He has worked as a curator, lecturer, art critic, art historian and was Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster until 2011