Hello friends, hello. Grace here.
I hope this finds you well, safe, and enjoying your Saturday morning.
HANDS UP!! Who enjoyed themselves on Day #1 of the Clarity Open Days yesterday?! I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments.
For those that weren’t able to go (myself included), I know we’re Fomo’ing (Fear Of Missing Out). There’ll be other opportunities. I’m right there with you, gutted to be missing out, but still very excited and happy for the rest of you.
I’d like to spend this Saturday Share blog highlighting some incredibly important art pieces by an all-time favourite artist of mine. They’re spectacular. I’m lucky enough to have some of these pieces in my own home. And I heard that many of you were lucky enough to be able to purchase some pieces at the Clarity Open Days, and so now will have them proudly showcased in your homes too! Congratulations!! I call them ‘Limited Edition’.
Watch this space!! Yesterday (Friday) was the very first opportunity to buy Barbara Gray pottery pieces. She’s gifted a few pieces before, she’s given them away as prizes for Clarity competitions. But finally… she made a selection of them available to purchase and OF COURSE they flew off the table. She even got special requests and orders for pieces that weren’t available anymore. There are a small handful of epic pieces left for Day 2 of the Clarity Open Days. So, on your marks… get set… GO!!!
They’ll be worth thousands one day (they’re priceless to me, and many others I’m sure). So get what you can, whilst they’re still affordable. I’ll be personally forcing her prices up when she opens her online store. She’s such a generous woman, as we all know from her countless hours of free tutoring and crafty company. But check out these INCREDIBLE BG original pieces. Many of you will spot yours…
Incredible right? And this is just a small chunk of what she’s capable of. You’ll have noticed those sculpture pieces. The possibilities are endless with this particular artist.
She’s so talented. And has been working away at her love of pottery for years now. I love watching her mind work. She’ll often send me the very beginnings of an idea, and then I see the final product. Mind-blowing really. Does anyone else want to pre-order a Totem Pole? I don’t even need to see the finished piece to know it’ll be brilliant. I’m putting my pre-order in for the garden I don’t even own yet hahaha.
As her daughter (and number one fan, sorry Dave!), I have known she could sell these before she even got a kiln. I just know my Mum and what she’s capable of. But what makes me happy (and thank you to each and every one of you who bought a piece of hers) is that I can feel her excitement at the sales she procured over the last couple of days. I can feel her soul soaring at that feeling. I’m sure you can understand. There’s giving away your work, for free, and receiving compliments or positive feedback on it (like, the SHAC for example). And then there’s having someone part with their hard-earned money because they REALLY love something that you’ve created from scratch.
How lucky for those that could get to the Open Days this weekend. Not only do you now own a BG Original, but you were one of the first. Now we have to make them available to those that weren’t able to be there.
Next stop, Etsy.
Travel gently, friends.
Lotsa love, Grace xoxo
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