After returning to this fair city two years ago, I earnestly went about seeking a potter’s studio to realize my much-deferred aspiration to fashion, experiment, and conceive things with clay and hands. The serendipitous discovery of Hide’s Ceramic Works was as timely as it was fulfilling. In my first drop-in class, the instructor was exceedingly cordial, engaging, inquiring, accommodating, and gregarious. It was evident from that initial experience that I’ve found a magical, cozy space considerately set up for our creative self-expression and natural interchange of ideas. In short, Hide’s studio is a people’s place, a great and surprising nexus of minds; that was – and still is! – the reason why I keep coming back every week.