Below is an email I responded to last week. I think I was quite good at explaining myself and why I will not be designing anymore cookie molds. So if you ever wanted to know the reasons then here they are:
Nice to hear from you, Lori:
Lots of people ask about cookie molds. I really feel that is a body of work that is complete for me, a closed chapter. I have also been asked if I would sell the designs so someone else could produce them. That feels even worse.
I truly believe that the reason people have responded to the molds the way they have is because they represent a very personal product in an increasingly impersonal marketplace. They are a little piece of me. They are tools that people can use to create something personal for them to give to someone they care about. It would be a violation of core beliefs to past the molds on to some company that wouldn’t understand this, just to make money. I destroyed all of the master molds to make sure this could never happen.
The good news is that almost everything shows up on e-bay sooner or later. Also, I would like to dedicate some portion of my blog as a place where people could post the designs they are looking for.
May I post the part of your letter that asks about the cookie molds? So many people have the same question that I think they might be interested in why there will be no more cookie molds.
Enjoy the autumn. I hope you aren’t quite as soggy as I am here in NH. We’re growing moss on our moss.