I'm in my third session as a beginner, and I am encouraged by the progress I have made. I can tell that the knowledge has helped with my confidence in building and on the wheel. I am learning not to expect perfection and not to compare my products to those of others. I love the encouragement I get from the teachers but I am feeling more and more independent and willing to value the fun as much as what I make. It's great to be with others learning something new and fun. Thanks to Judy and Rita!!!