Women and the importance of networking

When Women come together in a supportive environment, we are the best we can be.

Lyn and myself recently attended a fabulous ceramics workshop, held at beautiful @holdcottage in the pretty town of Gunning in the Southern Tablelands.

It was a much needed break to escape the everyday and even better to meet not only a talented mix of Women, but to creatively connect. 

Acceptance, participation and encouragement is where we women are at our best.  This workshop had generosity in spades: open hearts, listening ears and loads of encouragement.  Everyone shined! 

This workshop organically produced a platform for networking. We were essentially a group of women who had connected via social media or jyst showed up for the love of ceramics.  But those who came this day, all had that same invested motive to enjoy, to connect and to learn.  We were all onboard with with much laughter and smiles within a creative and nurturing space.

We living rurally and remotely in country NSW.  It is exactly due to distance and lack of leisure time, that we rarely afford the time out to attend a workshop.  It was a 'luxury'  as we "ran away" from the commitment of our business, albeit feeling a tad guilty!

On this occasion though, we left those pangs quickly behind, embracing the warm welcome to delve further into my appreciation for ceramics.  This workshop for me, was to further educate myself about this wonderful artistic medium. 

About 10 of us started the workshop under the friendly tution of Emma of @theseasonalceramicist who introduced us to the unique texture of lead clay to produce the making of a mug and then onto my fave: working with porcelain producing a sweet wee trinket dish.

The experience of taking time out of our busy world and mindset, has reminded me, that engaging in the arts and hanging out with other women was so very welcomed but indeed overdue.

This awakening has instilled the much welcomed impetus, that when another workshop of interest presents itself: we will again take the initiative to drive out to new towns, making the most of another new experience and to be uplifted amongst women!

Photo courtesy 📸 Emma Callaghan