A late spring snowfall didn’t stop more than 330 people from attending Pewabic’s annual birthday party on March 16. Adults and children enjoyed tours, demos, shopping, actually getting their hands on some clay and, of course, birthday cake. Many people I spoke with had never been to Pewabic before and were blown away by all we do and make. As the executive director, it is always thrilling to see people here, experiencing firsthand the power of handcrafted ceramic art to transform lives. We had people thinking about redoing their kitchens with Pewabic tile, folks buying gifts in the Gallery Store, and more than one parent who told me that putting their hands over their child’s as they threw their very first pot was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.