Thanks for popping in. Just got an hour to spend with you before I shoot off to POTTERY. Woohoo!! I have missed not one but two weeks now, because of TV and the NEC. So I am über-excited about a few hours playing with clay. Who knew that this would become my passion.. and I know exactly what I still have to do before I can move on to the next project: wax my fat friend’s bottom and then dry brush her before dipping her in a matte white glaze. Cool. You know you’re obsessed when you can hold that thought for a fortnight!
There was a big box waiting for me on my desk when we got back in the office on Monday… 5 lovely glass British Craft Awards. Quite a big thing for one little company – especially with all the fierce competition. Fierce being the operative word!
So I thought I would shout about the Clarity Family. All the people who won these awards, if that’s ok with you.
Designer of the Year –
Barbara Gray. Very flattering, but let’s get real. I can draw for sure, but this award is also for Mel Turner, Tina Cox, Linda Williams, Jim Molloy, Lisa Reddick, Lucy Parris, Leonie Pujol and Josie Davidson . We are a Design TEAM
Brand of the Year
Claritystamp. Runner up. That one goes to the Good Ship Clarity – and all who sail in her. We are certainly becoming a Bridge to Art, aren’t we?
Retailer of the Year
Claritystamp. Runner up. A big cheer for Jeannine and her team, Debby and her team, Jayne and her team, Big Steve and his team. Customers are the most important players in this game called Art & Craft, and our mission at Clarity Towers is to make sure they have a safe and happy place to come to.
Product of the Year
Claritystamp -Pergamano. It was the Mothership of Parchment Craft, then it lost its way for a while – and now we have got it back on course. Happy days, thanks to great parchers like Linda Williams , Tina Cox and Josie Davidson.
Blog of the Year
Barbara Gray. Thank you for that one. That’s ours, isn’t it. I mean, I write the blog, every day, that’s true. But you come and read it every day. Without you, there would be nobody to talk to. I admire greatly daily bloggers who post lovely art every single day, like Sarah Brennan, but who don’t get the recognition they deserve, or the audience. I have been very lucky. Because of years of telly, I have a sizeable following and therefore a sizeable number of readers.
I’ve been thinking about this, and I think I am going to start a podcast. Not daily, but regularly for sure. It will offer a place to interview interesting people, like Sarah for example, and find out what motivates them, what makes them tick. I just think it’s time to open up a safe place which gives others a voice.
That’s my plan: A podcast for well known people and not well known people. A podcast for people with strong messages about WHY we craft. Yes. A podcast with some substance. How does that sound?
Time for pottery!! Gottago!!!!
Love & Hugs,