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With ceramics, “you can’t be too precious,” says Krantz. She once gave a ceramic piece to a friend and when she went to visit, she saw that it had been glued back together. Another friend tried to hang a piece on the wall, didn’t have the right adhesive, and it came down in pieces. “If it’s a piece I’m really attached to, it hurts a lot. But I can’t get too attached, especially with ceramics.” The damage “could happen in the kiln, or at so many points along the line.”