Hi friends! Here goes a little update on what I am doing at the ceramics workspace now. Since I am having some technical issues with my collection and not too much time to test and experiment and test all over again ( it takes one week with all the drying process and firing, glazing and firing then again), I am taking classes now with a true master. Corrie knows pretty much everything about ceramics you can imagine and teaches at the school where I have rented my space. I have learned since you can’t be an expert yourself in everything, go and look for help. So, that’s the process at the moment.
We are working now on different materials and glazes. I am quite excited to see all the results and share with you. Then I have to see in detail shipping, packing and marketing issues. I won’t create a complete new brand from scratch but start with the resources I am having and then building up.
It is quite difficult to decide on the final quantity of pieces I want to make since we talk about an artisan project with a one woman show behind (so far). I have so many ideas of what I want to create from vases to flower pots, bowls, candle holders… staying focused now is a true challenge here.
My idea is of launching a white collection. It is porcelain and I love it at its original white color. If I’d go for a different color, I could do it in clay and glaze it. Totally different story. Porcelain is the most fragile clay, the most transparent, the lightest and of course, the most difficult to manipulate. That’s probably the beauty of it. Every single piece is unique since the mould gets fired with the piece.
I’d love to hear your opinion on:
* Would you like to see different colors? If so, which?
*What would you use this design/pieces for?
*How do you feel about the ‘one of a kind pieces’ philosophy the project has? I can repeat sizes but pattern and final shape will always be different.
You’d do me a huge favor by answering, let me say in advance a heartfelt MIL GRACIAS. xoGudy