Cary Schwarz was involved in the TCAA before the organization even had a name. Reflecting on the past 20 years, two words come to his mind: hard won. Each year has presented new challenges for the organization. The constant requirement to improve one’s work year to year has also proved challenging. Though the journey has not been easy, Schwarz remains thankful for each step along the road, for such is the way of an artist/craftsman. As a veteran of the battle for fine craftsmanship, he looks forward to the work of balancing the TCAA’s needs with a mature and successful career.