Happy New Year!
Oh Glorious Clay started in Jan 2017 as a passion project by two individuals, Angez and myself and before we knew it, there was enough demand for us to launch it as a business. I am a ballet teacher while Angez is a designer and the commitments required by our full-time jobs made it a challenge to manage our orders. Since then, I've reduced my workload to dedicate more time into crafting while Angez decided to focus on her full-time job.
As the business expanded, Sila, a fellow ex-social worker came on board to help with hiring those who are marginalized from the mainstream job market due to their psychosocial needs. We had a vision of making Oh Glorious Clay a platform that gave such people opportunities to develop their skills and improve their well-being, while working towards their own long-term goals. M came on board and she has been such an asset to the team with her hard work and honest feedback.
Looking forward to 2018, we hope to build on our success from the past year. It gets really challenging at times, having to work every day, but our passion for the craft and social mission keeps us going. I am also grateful for each and every one of our customers, for sharing your beautiful life stories and entrusting me to capture them through my clay creations. It’s truly a privilege. :)
So here’s to 2017, for the initial blood, sweat, tears followed by the sweet moments, amazing collaboration opportunities as well as all the love and blessings from our family and friends. The launch of this website is another important step for us as we look ahead to 2018. Looking forward to more exciting adventures!