The community that exists around Finn and Bunnie Haigh, her firing partner, is beautiful, humbling, and unique. As I drove back to San Antonio through the Hill Country of south central Texas, I reflected on the weekend. I was reminded why wood-fired pots are so special. The pieces in the kiln are not only marked by the flame meandering by bouncing from one piece to another. But, each piece is marked, at least in some way, by all the members of the community who work hard to make a firing successful. I am thankful for the opportunity to fire a kiln with such a genuine and giving group of people. I look forward to unloading the kiln and seeing the fruits of everyone's labor.