My 16th annual Open Studio/Holiday Sale is just round the corner!
Here is a little explanation of why this year is going to be different.
Do you ever just feel like you need a change?
I have felt this need for change in my studio work for over a year now. Sometimes we get too comfortable in what we do everyday… I needed to shake things up a little bit and get out of that comfort zone, take a leap, and begin fresh after my studio renovation. (Which you can read about in an earlier post, here).
I have made a big change from porcelain to stoneware for my kitchenware. (My urns will still be made in porcelain). This has opened up a whole new way of glazing for me. I knew if I changed my clay I would have to learn how to use my glazes differently. I am really excited about this change, even though there has been lots of trial and error. I don’t like to say mistakes, because I don’t think there are mistakes when it comes to creativity and invention. I truly feel that it all just makes you better at what you do.
So now the studio is filled with newly made pottery experiments everywhere! It’s a mess quite honestly. I try to do a small kiln firing every weekend and learn from each one. This is all good… I am getting what I need as each firing answers my, “if I did this, what will I get” questions. It’s also good because it creates lots of, “so-called seconds”. Can you see where I am going with this? Seconds are perfect for my Holiday Open Studio and Sale coming up this December 8th, 9th, 10th. I really like to get handmade pottery into everyone’s hands and seconds pricing allows for that.
Mark your calendars!
Here is my postcard for this year… front and back.