or they say, "i want to come to your studio and play with clay, too".
or "You must have time (to do whatever it is they want you to do) since you only play with clay".
We tend to sic this rabid dog on ourselves....... because so MANY ceramicst tend to say "I play with clay" or something to that effect. Including the damn T-shirts that get sold and potters wear. Until we take ourselves far more seriously and the work we do with the same level of respect as say a CPA does over their accounting skils and economic advice and outcomes.... the appreciation and prices for claywork will falter. Words matter.