Living beings communicate in a multitude of ways, each more beautiful. The birds sing, the cats purr, the flowers are colored, the bees produce pheromones, the dolphins use clicks... And how does a potter communicate a bowl? How do you transmit it? How do you teach to make a bowl?

Like so many things in life, there is no single answer. One could well do it singing, if one had enough salt shaker, or illustrate it by means of lines and colors, with as much or more art; perhaps through printed words, more mechanically and technically, or perhaps in some modern digital audiovisual support, capturing the process in images. However, only one way equals in harmony to those reproduced by other beings in nature: by touch. This meaning, often forgotten and so present in the most beautiful of human relationships, used as a form of expression and communication, is the most appropriate for the responsibility of transmitting the privilege of being able to carry out such a noble object. Whether on the wheel, by hand or with a churro, it is the hands that speak and the ones that best know how to tell other hands that listen the path between the amorphous and the imagined silhouette.

Top image: Polazzo , F., 1720. Rebecca al pozzo with Eleazar . Oil on canvas, Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna .