I have a philosophy about tabletop items. My philosophy is that people develop an emotional relationship with the stuff (tabletop items) they use and the items with the strongest emotional connection get used the most. Think about the items in your home that you may be “afraid” to use because of how breakable it is, or it has been categorized as a special occasion only item because it is fragile. UK based artist, Katrin Moye has a down to earth perspective on tabletop items and why she got into ceramics: she wanted to create pieces that people were not anxious about handling. Just look how sturdy her mugs, dishes and jugs look. I love the items from her dotted stripe collection as well as her tiny hoops and dandelions collection.