The other bowl spawned a conversation with one of the office architects who initially thought that I had been given the form pre-made to paint and glaze. When he learned that it had been thrown and not molded, he became very excited, talking about lines and structure and design. We talked at length about the strengths and flaws of the piece. It was an acknowledgement of where I am right now with an eye to how I can grow. I again have to say that having artists in my life is a very good thing.
If I can manage it, pics later.