Phil Powell, Tennessee, was our very first Robust owner, shown here taking possession of Robust #2 (we kept #1 for ourself). That's Phil on the left. Phil's a retired art professor and a real pioneer. His long experience as a potter helps him exploit the power of a turned form. Phil chose the 25" American Beauty with the Tilt Away, selling a Stubby 750 to make room. Phil recently reported that he has completed his 2,000th piece on this lathe.