I am glad to be a part of this new forum, my name is Sue Ann and I have been doing Ceramics for almost 30 years and teaching for 28, I just recently retired and closed my business and now it is all for fun. I had become a ceramic mold junkie. LOL I had to have them all!! At least I tried in my own way! I loved molds and I loved animals and Indians. I also loved the holidays. Dry Brushing was my favorite technique and I loved teaching it! When you could teach someone to do it properly, they were hooked for good, they could not believe that they had actually painted that!! That is how I felt the first time I finished my first dry brushed piece!! Some glazed pieces give you that same feeling, but not quite as much as does that dry brushed pice with that realistic look you get, I did a raccoon holding on to a turtle and I carried that thing around and showed it to everyone, whether they wanted to see it or not LOL I was so proud of that thing!! I dry brushed everything for months after that first class. I love to hear stories from others about their businesses or their hobbies or even just about a piece they are proud of. I even love hearing about shows you have been to. My mom, sister an I use to attend the Columbus Show every year at the Veterens Memorial, it was like a Holiday for us, we would make a weekend out of it and go to Scioto as well, as they would have an Open house with Guest mold companies set up and it was like two shows in one weekend!! A Ceramists Dream!!!! I was in Heaven!! Oh how I miss it!! I still have pictures I took!! Oh my how many mold companies that have closed since then. So sad :( Hope to hear from all of you my new friends.
Sue Ann Joslin