At Bennington Potters, the essential design happens through the hands. Yes, we do drawings, work with concepts. But, the real designing happens as we make one – the first one. It is at that point that the conversation of heart, hand, eye and mind accomplishes the work of design at Bennington. This reality — the presence of the hand — is something you feel when you pick up and handle, for example, our homage to the traditional New England Batter Bowl. All of Bennington's working bowls were worked this way and so feel this way.