Michael Connelly - ""Sharpen" to me implies that there is familiarity and focus when grinding to a fine edge. This is especially true in Steven's work, as the balanced elements of contrast in form and detail express the passion in his work and bring contemporary relevance.
S. C. Rolf - “Sharpen” for me implies that there is something to sharpen against. Exchanging ideas with Michael from the time we were students contributes to my growth as a potter. Having a friend and colleague with a different working style and set of ideas is an enriching gift.