That is the question. I’m working on some new designs using gemstones and crystals – very tempted to oxidise the lot. Personally, I’m a big fan of oxidised (antiqued) silver, but my work tends to sell best in most places with a polished finish.
* Thinks *
(Ooooh check me out, tussling with the artist’s eternal dilemma: whether to stay true to the creative vision, or follow the money.)
I did overspend today on this gorgeous handmade sycamore bowl with indigo blue interior (don’t ask, pricey, but worth every penny, and hey – I’m supporting a Somerset-based designer-maker, right?). So maybe wise to keep some pieces shiny, to restock the coffers.