Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stamp Exchange

I have done mug exchanges and bowl exchanges in the past which have always been fun. This is the first time I participated in a stamp exchange. All the participating members of the Etsy Mud Team were to make stamps that could be used on clay. The stamps could be made of material of choice. What is so exciting about a stamp exchange is that it is one person's art work incorporated in yours. The stamp maker might make a stamp with a certain usuage in mind. The person receiving the stamp might use it in a different way. Whatever the case may be, it is fun to be surprised.

I was extremely thrilled to receive my stamps today. I got two beautiful busqued stamps from Pearl of Fehustoneware. She has some awesome work in her shop and I cannot wait to use the stamps to create something.

The other set of stamps was a big surprise. I got 6 stamps from Charity of chARiTyelise. Not only that but three of those have different deisgns on each side. So that it is a total of 9 STAMPS!! Interestingly two of the stamps are made of rubber with immense detail. There are other potters who have mentioned that Charity and I should have a competition in patience with our designs, but she wins!!! I can't wait to use these. I am also going to try carving some of my own rubber stamps.

Thank you Pearl and Charity for such amazing stamps!

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