I teach the Thursday class at the studio, specialising in wheel-thrown stoneware. I have always made things. I remember playing with clay taken from the banks of the river near my house in Cape Town when I was a child in the 50s. My commitment to pottery began in the 70s in London at the Camden Arts Centre. Not long after, while employed as a history and special needs teacher, I set up my own pottery studio where I worked and later taught small groups and individuals of all abilities. Working with clay became my passion. I was captivated by this primordial material and drawn to the process of moving from plastic clay to fired ware, which over time somehow reflected a transformation in me. More recently, in a studio I built in the hills west of Jerusalem I held classes for enthusiasts firing ash-glazed pots in a gas kiln.