How a potter marks her pots is a big decision. At first, I wrote my name on the bottoms; but, when I saw a co-worker using one of the mugs I made with my name on it, it felt out of place. So, I began using my initials.
But, when Julie and I began to work together, our pots became more collaborative so we decided to use a joint signature. It was a funny coincidence when we both suggested the Japanese symbol for friend.
And, on this day, I celebrate my friend. Happy Birthday!