I don't know why, but suddenly, I can see ceramics. Invisible to me for far too long, I now see the medium as a fascinating way to bring character to life—the lumpier and sloppier the better. I now can appreciate the artists that are challenging the fragility, femininity, and domesticity long associated with the form. Artists like Alexander Tallén, Kate MacDowell, and Miju Lee—they get it. And now, I do too.