Thanks, Stephen. Yeah, it's such a crapshoot to take your work out into the world, but seeing your work sell is always a kick -- as long as you know that the value of your work isn't determined by the sales tally at the end of any one show. And even though the business hasn't changed much in the 7- or 8-year hiatus that my hand injury forced on me, the details are different -- digital images instead of slides, artist websites, disporporionately higher show fees, and a clientele that is spoiled for choices (more galleries, shows, etsy,.....). The transfer of skills to sculpting clay from carving wood wasn't especially daunting, but the limitless possibilities of clay finishing is often overwhelming. I wish that I knew much, much, MUCH more about clay and firing and glazes!
whispering (and i still kinda wish i hadn't messed up my kiln)