In 1973, Win Byers moved from New York to Madison to study for a PhD in economics. His wife, Sandra, came along—she was growing her ceramics studio and practicing porcelain sculpture. Two years into the program, it struck Win. “I realized Sandy was having a lot more fun than I was.” Sandra introduced Win to pottery years earlier, and the urge to return to it nagged him. Win left the PhD program. “We bought a second wheel; bought our building, an old six-room grade school; and the rest is persistence,” Win says.