500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2 is out!

500 Figures - cover, vol 2

This is HUGE news for me!  I am totally excited about this- My THINKING CAP sculpture has been included in the Volume 2 issue of 500 Figures in Clay!! (She’s on page 32). Now, for you folks not in the clay world, Lark Books puts out really nice, very popular books.  They do 500 Teapots and 500 Bowls, etc etc.  You get the idea.  So when I received the email that I was to be included, I was completely jacked!  In the past, I have bought other Lark Books as a source of inspiration and maybe as a undefined distant goal.  Fast forward a few years, and I am in there! In there like swimwear! (As we used to say as kids) 🙂

Page 32!

Page 32!

I’ve been feeling totally thankful and even a little emotional lately – I’m just so overwhelmed with how amazing this year has already been.  And whoa- it’s just barely March!  I think my head will certainly explode if any more cool things happen. So thank you, to my friends, real and online, who have supported me all this time!

And last, but certainly not least, I’d like to say congrats to all the artists in the book!!  There are so many good ones… but a few of my favorite artists included are: Christine Kosiba, Nancy Kubale, Kirsten Stingle, and Holly  Fischer.  But there are too many good ones to list!!

8 Comments

  1. Gina Kim
    March 15, 2014

    CONGRATULATIONS Kelly! It’s an honor to know you! Wow. So proud! Btw, both you and I have been cray-cray busy and you’re right: how could it be March? Thinking of you and that other thing we’re working on….when we get to it (wink).

    • kellythielstudio
      March 15, 2014

      Oh Gina!! Thanks for the congrats. And yes – I keep looking at the supplies for our other project and thinking… Oh man! I’m dying to work on that! But then I’m super busy and suddenly another week has gone by… And I know you are BUSY too; it’s all good! I feel honored to be busy, don’t you? 🙂 xoxox

  2. Carola Bartz
    March 15, 2014

    Kelly, this is fantastic!! Congratulations!! You really deserve this – just sayin’!

    • kellythielstudio
      March 16, 2014

      Oh Carola! I love you so much! 🙂 Thanks for the congrats; I was jumping out of my shoes with this one!

  3. Stephanie
    March 16, 2014

    SO happy for you my friend!!! I had to brag about you a little on my blog this morning and tell the world what an inspiration you are! So a little blue bird has been tweeting about a get together?! I am totally IN!!! xoxo

    • kellythielstudio
      March 16, 2014

      Aren’t you awesome for including me in your blog!!! Thank you for that – and yes, if we can work a get-together this summer, I would totally dig that. I also foresee some mega journaling happening at that gathering…. xoxo

  4. Judi Tavill
    March 17, 2014

    So fabulous! Indeed, well deserved!

  5. Laura
    March 18, 2014

    Just read this post, and am so excited for you! It’s so much fun to watch your art career soar, after so much love and hard work. Bravo!!