Here's an interesting story about this episode.
I was in 7th grade in a short time before this episode
aired and saw my fellow art-class student and friend
Lance Deverich/Racana attempting to make a pot on
the potter's wheel in Roger Twedt's Art Class at
Palm Valley in Palm Springs, CA.
Lance had a crazy Einstein hair-cut and was generally
unkempt with kooky habits. We were best friends during
our time at P.V. So I framed the shot of him, director-style
left/thumb right/forefinger and reversed, etc. and thought,
this would be a good film for our film class.
Later, we did this as "The Potter's Problem" which won
the California Art Educator's Award and at which one
of Lucy's writers saw the episode, turned it into this
episode and made it more famous. Others on the team at Palm Valley: Roger Twedt (art director,
and Lucy's teacher in the episode of Here's Lucy, my art teacher,
now deceased, along with his beloved wife and my 4th grade
teacher Grace Twedt), Mike Stern (a friend), and Craig Siva
Anyway, you know the rest now.
P.S. I made a couple of pots in my life but always found it
difficult. Now the most I do is watch them make pots at
the Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival yearly.
On another note, The Terminator series and some other
James Cameron movies were produced by another Palm
Valley graduate Gale Anne Hurd who was in a couple of
classes ahead of me.
(after Lucy accidentally breaks Harry's priceless vase, he refuses to get angry at her)
Lucy: Can't you yell at me just a little?
Harry: Lucille, as far as I'm concerned, it was an unfortunate accident, and I wish to forget the matter entirely (voice breaks) and never mention it again. (leaves office)
Lucy: HARRY CARTER, I NEVER KNEW YOU COULD BE SO MEAN! (cries)