American ceramic artist and painter Toshiko Takaezu: "You are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots that cannot be used. An artist is a poet in his or her own medium. And when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive."
Mary Chase Perry Stratton is considered an icon of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. She’s important from many different aspects, as an artist, a woman entrepreneur, and a technical innovator. She, along with partner Horace Caulkin, founded Pewabic Pottery in 1903.