First of all, I have to say how happy I am that my call for design partners has been so well received!
I thank you so much! I wish I could take everyone, but I don't think I will be able to manage. A friend had a great idea. She suggested that I have a core team that I work with for a longer period of time and a guest member each month. I like that idea because then more people are able to participate.
What do you think?
I will make my final decisions this weekend and let everyone know at once. I am SO EXCITED!
As far as my part, I have already been inspired to glaze some new work and I hope to get it fired this weekend. I drove to the clay store this morning.(DelVal) I picked up 3 new clays. Really I wanted one new clay and to stock up on "my" clay, but when I arrived, I was told that they are not going to be stocking Standard Supply brand clay. So.... I came home with 3 new clays instead. My potter's group is planning to have a custom clay mixed up from Ceramic Supply of NY and NJ... some 3000lbs of this saggar firing mixture will be delivered to my business. I'm going to have to see if I can get "my" clay along with that order.
So.... look for some different work from me in the next months as I try out the new clays. Every clay works differently and will cause me to make beads that relate to how the clay moves, dries, fires. So things should be different and exciting. Different is good :-)
The future is so promising! Happy Day!