Perhaps it has taken a global pandemic for us humans to wake up to the reality that we need to care much more for the Earth and each other, far more than we have done previously. There is no doubt that during the pandemic there has been an emergence of community spirit all around the globe and this energy to support others and help where help is needed seems to be growing.
Certainly, during the many months when there has been a need to spend time at home or close to home during the various lockdown periods, folk have noticed they have more time on their hands. This seems to have significantly contributed to a resurgence of the traditional crafts, pottery being one of these. Of course, the reality British television series ‘The Great British Throw Down’ showed invited potters pitting their skills against one another in exciting competitions that covered all manner of skill sets. Interestingly, much of the ceramics created were based on themes related to nature.