So all is not lost! I suppose . . . .
I am not so dreadfully downhearted. It would be great to gain the encouragement of acceptance for sure but this is very early days and I cannot expect too much too soon. On the up side, everyone who I talk to about my new work believes that it has real mileage and I am feeling extremely good about it. In fact I have been thinking over the weekend that it makes more sense to focus on November when the Studios in which I work, in Wimbledon, are open to the public once more for a 4 day stint during which thousands of people will be flocking into the studios and might well get excited by the idea of commissioning a story vessel from me – one that tells of an important event, a memory, a place – it is up to them to approach me with their thoughts really then I will transform them into their own personal Progenic Vessels. However, over the weekend I was approached by a gallery in central London which is holding a sculpture and ceramics exhibition in the autumn and which I might not be able to resist. It was also suggested to me that I should consider researching events such as the Country Living Christmas Fair as an outlet for my idea. That is something which I had not thought of until now but it might be worth considering. The important thing here is to decide where I am pitching my work – gallery or fair because I am fairly sure one should not be aiming at both. So I need to knuckle down and make up my mind – what am I making? why am I making it? How am I selling it?
When I think about it there is loads going on and I just need to keep a level head, hold my nerve and find time to get down to the studio and make – now that would be very nice. I also need to remember what Fred Gatley said to me towards the end of the diploma – do one thing and do it well!