(I made that!)
Last week we did a raku firing. It was a wonderful day. The firing process wasn’t a matter of putting a piece on a shelf and then getting it back a few days later; instead we got to see, physically see, the glazes transform after they emerged from first the kiln and then the combustible materials container. It was smoky, hot, messy, hands-on, communal, immediate.
I’m going to go ahead and find a parallel between the raku firing and change in a more general life sense. I don’t think I need to explain this really, other than to say that radical change is possible.