I learned of your website from the article, so nicely written, in January 2007's issue of Ceramics Monthly. This piece is wonderful. You are so good at facial detail, expressions. I would like to know what the material used for the articulating joints is made of (it appears to be coloured glass, but if we know anything, we know that things are not always what they seem), as well as whether the idea to fashion his joints in this manner came from necessary creative problem solving of a functional structural nature,("Charles needs a bit of shoring up on account of his rheumatism..."), or from the artist's desire to ever increase the piece's aesthetic value. I would like to encourage you in all your endeavours. Thankyou vedy much (to be spoken Andy Kauffman style). Love from, krisendarella.