Rolling all these malteasers out takes hours. I never wanna do it again, to be honest. It's drop-dead boring. I would never be making these if not for my ideas about The Ceramic Devision. I recently read that if you want to sell your ceramics, the best thing to do is to stop making whatever you are making and enroll on a business course. There was nothing mentioned about spending your time with similarly-minded people, which I for one reckon is vital for self-development, confidence and esteem.
It's not the best environment if one is painting a Mona Lisa in a class of dunces drawing matchstick men, if you want to thrive and improve upon your skills. I'm just saying. Being at the bottom of a class, rather than than the top, will never result in stagnation.
I learned today that when rolling these balls, it doesn't irritate half as much if I go softly-softly (although I have big hands, they can be very gentle).
It took 4 hours to compose 3 of the extra large edition golden grapes/bronze balls. We're talking another 1.5 hours to paint them. Regardless of all the figures and prices and whatnot, I'd sell them in a blink, because they are, from a personal perspective, passionless. I could reel them off all day and they would all look the same.
My ornaments, on the other hand, are one-offs.
There's something special about them.