When can something call itself a masterpiece? In our opinion it is when it reflects three of its creator’s developmental steps. Firstly there is the acquisition of a deep understanding of craftsmanship – an understanding of materials, techniques and their application. All of this opens the door to what ex- tends beyond the familiar and to the courage to allow thoughts to stray from well-trodden paths. Only then can something masterful be created – visions that have acquired a physical form and which fascinate, irritate, inspire but yet remain in our consciousness. These are what we call masterpieces.