I came home last night to a man with a dilemma. He had 18 mugs without handles, and also had a long list of not unimportant things that needed to be done before Wednesday morning. I happen to like pulling handles so he made supper, gave me a hand massage, helped the Kid with his homework, and I pulled handles and attached them to his mugs while watching old episodes of Downton Abbey. I think I got the better end of the deal. The keys to a happy marriage and successful pottery: creativity, compromise, and flexibility.