I just finished a mixed media piece for a fundraiser supported by The Muse in Frederick, Md. I like the inspirational quote for this art project. I’ve talked before about how clay connects me to the world and people. It is my red thread.
When we have moved to a new location, clay has often lead me to forge new friendships. I have made enduring encounters at clay classes, workshops and local pottery studios. Clay has opened new doors and opportunities for lasting connections.
Clay has also proved to be the catalyst for reconnecting with people in my life. Just this week I heard from a past friend who recognized my creations on-line. It has been years since we had communicated; clay has renewed the relationship.
Direct-selling my clay creations is another way I connect with people. Craft shows, home sales and co-op galleries where I’ve sold my pieces are opportunities to make new relationships. These encounters allow me to share a piece of "me" with "them". Sometimes it’s brief but meaningful, other times it leads to a brand new friendship.
Clay is my red thread. What is yours?