|Before I became the editor of Ceramic Arts Daily, I was associate editor of Ceramics Monthly magazine. The May issue of the magazine was always an issue that I looked forward to because the May issue housed the results of Ceramics Monthly’s annual Emerging Artist contest. The competition is open to ceramic artists who have actively been pursuing a career in ceramics for less than ten years. Each year towards the tail end of winter, the entries would start rolling in the door for the contest. This was exciting, not only because it meant that Spring was right around the corner, but also because it gave us the opportunity to see a large sampling of what was new and exciting in ceramic arts and often exposed us to some new faces we hadn’t previously known.