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!


Becky said...

Congratulations !! So good to hear you got recognition for all your hard work, I hope this does great things for you.

Diana Ferreira said...

Thanks Becky! I think reality is slowly sinking in, but the whole concept is still too big. The first exhibition will be during the Design Indaba week, end February. I will need to get cracking on stock ready for it.