What was the best "trade" you made for your work Do you trade work with other artists for their work, or for sevices or
Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:29 AM
I mentioned it to my buddy Albert who lives out there. He said he had a stove that he was not using. He would trade it to me for a large bowl!So we did the deal, and the stove has worked great for at least 10 years.
So, my trade was a stoneware bowl for an electric stove. Have you got a good one?
Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:48 AM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:00 AM
"But it does move," said Galileo under his breath.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:08 AM
That is very funny! I don't know how else you could get laughing gas without pulling teeth.You might have topped my stove story. Let's wait and see.
Is there an emoticon with a tooth missing?
Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:13 AM
Another time my mothers bathroom sink broke (I don't ask questions on that) and I ended up trading a newish cabinet, sink, and faucet for 2 vases about 2 feet tall. My mother still has it in her house and that was 8 years ago.
This one isn't ceramics, but some equipment .. but I just finished fixing, repainting and restoring a shimpo wheel. I bought it from a nice couple who just lost their mother, and it was in the back of their mothers house rusted to heck, motor shot and all around not working, wheel head and bearings still weren't locked and rusted so I bought it for about $50 and proceeded to get new 2 hp motor, strip the rust, make the peddle work again, repaint it (metallic blue with silver ghost flames) and polish the wheel head of the corrosion building up on it (I miss living near the ocean) ... and it was really nice ... ended up trading that to a buddy for 4 easels, 10 6'x10' canvases and a kiln.
I miss that wheel.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:33 AM
I've traded a teapot for a use of a diamond wet saw for several months in the 80's.
Pottery for massage a few years worth.
More trades with other artists than I can recall.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:26 PM
Contemporary Fine Colored Porcelain
"My Artwork would not exist without a thriving global pottery community.
In the isolation of a studio, an artist can begin to feel like an island, but in truth
we are all part of archipelagoes; chains of islands loosely connected by a stream
of information that enhances our Artwork.”
Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:09 PM
Really. Not the astrophysicist. But true. This is about 20 years ago.oops, 30+ years ago.
Nice lawyer. I also fixed the plumbing on his toilet at his cabin when he let several teachers use it for a fishing weekend. On the Stillwater River in Montana.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:00 PM
It will be hard to top this one- Marcia
maybe a lobotomy for a teapot?
Never gotten a divorce but maybe I should get a set ready just in case?
Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:23 AM
Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:27 AM
My friend got a root canal for a tile. She does beautiful tiles.