Born in '55, today I turn 55 myself! I don't need any presents, believe me, as just being healthy and back in the studio is all a man could wish for. And, of course, the whole world has been taking care of me and bringing me treats for months now. I'm not sure I can handle much more kindness...!
In honor of J.R.R. Tolkein and the hobbits he wrote about(*), I am announcing a new contest/giveaway. The mugs here are the prize. The one on the left with the 'googly eyes' was fired in my kiln and the heavily salted one on the right was made in England last summer at Toff and Georgie's. I'll send it to you anywhere in the world if you win. The winner's name will be drawn on the 31st of January. The only catch is: I'm not telling you the rules until then! Good Luck!
(*) Hobbits give presents on their birthday rather than receive them. I've always liked that idea.