Friday, December 31, 2010

happy new year!

2010 has been a big year for me.  Sales have been slower than in years past because of the economy, which means that purchases are intentional.  People who are buying my pottery are really thinking about their purchases, weighing them, choosing to go without other things in order to buy my work.  I appreciate each and every one of your purchases this year.  I know that everyone has a choice in how they spend their money.  I'm so grateful for my customers.

I also feel like my work has progressed in leaps and bounds this past year.  I feel like I'm more consistent in some areas and able to take more risks in others.*

I'm delighted with the pieces I made based on Diana Fayt's  techniques.  And I love my new pitchers inspired by silver hollowware.  I did a little more handbuilding this year, and because my arms are bothering me, I anticipate doing even more in 2011.  If my throwing days are limited due to tendon pain in my arms, I'm not throwing things that I don't like or I've grown tired of.

The egg cups! Oh my- the Southern Living response has been tremendous.  I'm just tickled by that.

It's been quite a year.  I have some plans for 2011, some new ideas to try, some new marketing ideas, too.

Happy New Year friends!  Be well, safe, and happy.

*I just finished my 365 photo project/play-a-long here.  Not sure if I'll do one in 2011, but I'm glad I did in 2010. 

4 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

Happy new year, Melissa. I treasure my little collection of your work and am looking forward to adding to it this year. Here's to a productive and happy new year.

Wylie said...

I also treasure my collection of Melissa's art! Matt and I were in Lowe's today, and I bought the copy of Southern Living. Love the picture of the egg cups! 2011 is going to be a wonderful year for you!

Wylie said...

I also treasure my collection of Melissa's art! Matt and I were in Lowe's today, and I bought the copy of Southern Living. Love the picture of the egg cups! 2011 is going to be a wonderful year for you!

Hello Hoobubby said...

Wow, your pottery is incredibly beautiful. I've just bookmarked it along with your blog. Ive started a new one myself so feel free to visit! Do you do gallery showings of your work? I may be in Memphis at some point this year as my father's family is from there.