For me Craft is about learning, the need to constantly improve, challenge yourself, and learn new techniques. You will always try to do something better than you did it last time, quicker, neater. That’s also why people like handmade items, if they understand craft they know how many hours of practice have gone into learning to create an item, not just the time it takes to make that one single thing.
Next weekend I’m going on my first glass course for years. A whole weekend of glass with like minded people. A new style and techniques to learn, that could encourage a whole new character to some of my work.
Let’s hope I can bring home some beautiful pieces to show. What would be even more exciting would be to be able to make more at home that are good enough to include for the Christmas fairs!