Life. All the elements that form everything we know as the three-dimensional world were once part of a dying star. When I look up at the night sky I feel a deep connection to All That Is. I imagine that loved ones past, present and future may at some time see the stars the same way as I do — connecting us through time and space. You may never see the exact pattern of stars from planet earth as you see on one of my mugs. But who's to say that that exact pattern isn't visible from somewhere? As you turn the piece to view it from different perspectives, imagine a vortex connecting you to the spin of the wheel where the soft clay took shape to become what you hold in your hands. And remember, all the elements came from the stars. It's magical! Not to mention, dishwasher and microwave safe!