Wednesday, January 20, 2010
CCDI Core Product Exhibit
I just got a phone call to inform me that my black teapot was accepted for the Cape Craft and Design Core product line. This means that my work will be on a permanent exhibition for the next 12 months, travelling around the country and also abroad.
To say that I am ecstatic is an understatement. I have worked so hard for this recognition during the last 4 years.
Every time I had lit my torch it was with something like this in mind. Granted, 4 years ago I did not know about the CCDI, and the thought of doing anything ceramic related was not even entering my mind. But subconsciously I was working towards this goal. Perfecting my skill as a lampworker with each and every glass bead that I made. The hardships suffered because I was prepared to sacrifice a comfortable lifestyle for an urge to lit a torch every day.
I have been living in Cape Town for almost 3 years, and wow! It has really been a joy ride with all the ups and downs. What has stood out for me through out this journey was the goodness of people that I have come into contact with. Help and sharing of information was given without hesitation. Support offered freely. Thank you!