Pottery by French artist in Sonoma, California

"Tout homme crée sans le savoir

Comme il respire

Mais l'artiste se sent créer

Son acte engage tout son être

Sa peine bien-aimée le fortifie."

Paul Valéry

"All men create without their knowledge

Just as they breathe

But the artist feels himself create

His act engages his entire being

His cherished pain fortifies him."