Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ornaments, ornaments, more ornaments!!!

It's looking like Santa's workshop in the studio and the "elves" are working hard. Every year we try to come up with a new design for our Christmas ornaments and every year it amazes me the time it takes to develop a new design. Once all the preliminary drawing and creative ideas are worked through we must then work out how to re-create the design on the ornament. Sometimes it's this technical aspect that creates the biggest challenge. Because of the process we've developed, each ornament is fired four times! That's an amazing amount of time for such a small piece but we think it's worth it since the results are truly unique. This batch of Christmas ornaments will be finished and out of the kiln on Saturday just in time for Artwalk. Stop by and see these special heirloom ornaments. They're sure to become a part of your family's holiday tradition for generations to come.