I took up pottery about ten years ago as a way to relieve the stress in my life. I found that when I sat down at the wheel I forgot everything else in my life for two to three hours. I became a more relaxed individual able to cope with the things in my life. Since I have retired I have more time to devote to my art. Chartreuse members have honored me by selecting me to chair the group, but without each and every one of them it would not work. They make the co-op what it is today.