Naming your pots Food for thought (pun intended)
Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:48 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:11 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:56 PM
I mean, when I buy shoes, they aren't just "pumps" or "boots." No, they have names, like "Ann" or "Tilly" or "Soho" -- so why not name your dishes, if there's a series of styles that you use often?
Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:44 PM
Now for my "every day" production pieces, I don't go so far as to name them, even for function or descriptive purposes, and in some instances that has been beneficial. Two of main pieces are raku dog and cat figures. I make them somewhat indistinct so a buyer can imagine their pet, or that of a friend they wish to give one, is reflected in the piece. Sometimes the line gets pretty wiggly between cat and dog, and many have not chosen the species that I had assigned in my mind during making. In that instance, the customer is always right. I do hate it when they ask me "What is this supposed to be?" and I tell them I intended a cat (or dog), and they say, "Okay, I was looking for a dog (or cat)."