I just had to snap this picture of Brad "Jingdezhen" Lail as he was telling me about his travels. He is holding a book ("Slipware From the Collections..." ISBN 978-0-7136-7820-8) that Doug Fitch gave him while Brad was studying in England last summer. He had lots of books and pictures and stories to tell. It was great to meet him after reading his blog. I've got to get that book!Speaking of books I just received Gail Nichols' book, "Soda, Clay, and Fire" from my potter-blogger buddy from GA, Judy Shreve. Thanks Judy!!! Just the brief skimming through the book has got me excited to ready more!