I guess I look at each little component as its' own complete piece. I give each such careful consideration while I'm working on it - pumping them out was never a plan so I get to caress each piece, smooth the edges, pick out just the right bail (not to big a bend - not to small - call it a goldilocks obsession). Instead of stamping them out I form each little clay piece by hand, stamp them, roll the edges and reform it....anyway, you get the idea, LOL. Clay components created by an artist with a perfectionist goldilocks obsession. That about describes it - and why I'm so slowwww.....
As soon as this clay is glazed I'll be posting these in my new Etsy "PartsWerk" site. And I say that with great enthusiasm like I actually think that will be tomorrow. Sharon, you silly dreamer! I've both lampwork and clay components to get listed. All finished jewelry pieces will now be in the original RTAW site (the poor empty Etsy site you see here). Slowly, but surely I'm working towards it. It may take me a few more months for the unveiling but since I'm a one foot in front of the other kind of gal I'll get there - later than sooner, but I'll get there. (Smiles from ear to ear!).
Here's a small sampling of the clay pieces waiting to be fired. One batch has already gone in the kiln and I've bisque to get glazed while I wait for this batch to dry.
What have you been up to? Fall always make me feel more productive.