Here's the rub. I make things. But I don't like the mod word, "maker". So sue me!

Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer being a craftsperson.

I make pottery. I make ceramic art. I make drawings.

I make cookies and I love cookies. Plus pickles, pizza, pie and pernil.

And while I would never say that I make them, I love to grow tomatoes. Praise the gopher who leaves me a few.

It's the craftsmanship of doing all these things that holds my interest, urges me to make ever more beautiful objects,

more tender cookies, crisp, blistered pizza.

Favorite ingredients include talc, silica, 00 flour, water and salt.