Oh, I did have a couple of experiences a few years back with a neighbor who thought he could wander into the shop (where the kiln, spray booth, and glazes are) and just pick stuff up. Whether I was home or not. So I started locking the shop if I wasn't out there. It was scary. But he moved. thank goodness.
Like most of us on the forum, I have a small space. So small in fact that I cover the bed in the bedroom next to my little studio with an old blanket and that turns into my drying room. The bed, dresser, shelves are covered with drying pots. But I do have 2 stools tucked under a table for visitors. My husband comes down to chat with me at times. I have the neighbor kids in there occasionally, my granddaughter, sometimes a friend who makes jewelry comes in to work with some porcelain for pendants. And right now I have a friend that is coming in to help with some things in exchange for pots. I sit at my wheel and throw while she is there and she works on the slab roller. When kids are there, I do put up my bison tools and sharp knives. And truly the only things that are hands off are dry greenware. I just point out that pots at that stage are more fragile than eggs. no one touches.
I have Aardvark porcelain (Nara 5) and Laguna Speckled Buff and Laguna SB Red. The two Laguna clays are groggier. If I understand what everyone is saying, Those two clays would be better for pie plates??