Welcome to the Pigpen where I share (1) stuff that’s considered common knowledge yet is frustratingly hard to find when you’re first starting and don’t even know the terms to use which could make your searches effective, and (2) tips, tricks, and insights I’ve learned and am learning while

exploring creative impulses including: beads, business, ceramics, common stuff, creativity, enamel, glass, leather, metal, metal clay, printmaking, and stone.

Focus areas will include such things as Industry News, Knowledge, Skill Drills, Spotlights, Tools, Tours, and Tutorials.

My hope is to help lessen someone else’s learning curve, so check out our growing resources.