Like most folks reading this, I too must select a mug from the cabinet every morning for the oh so important cup of coffee. When I look at the pieces I’ve collected over the years I can think back to the first NCECA conference I attended and where I learned of the magic of the shiny airstream. I think about the first year I was involved in the loading of the trailer before the conference, where I was able to see the pots sent out by my soon-to be-friends just before they made their debut into the world.. While 2020 kept us apart, I still felt close when I grabbed a plate with a tiny pink glaze drop that Sam Harvey made which prompted a phone call filled with much-needed laughter. Artstream Nomadic Gallery pots have been connecting people for twenty years and that is worthy of celebration, even if its a quiet celebration, every morning, while I pick out my coffee cup.