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Posted 22 Sep 2012Here's the vase I posted a picture of when I was putting it together, just pulled it out of the kiln today and took it to my customer
Posted 19 Sep 2012i think only the OP can answer this question...nothing sacred about becoming a young potter/ entrepreneur...if you can sell your stuff, then sell it, beats the heck out of working at a carwash (ahhem) or some mindless place like Mcdonalds.....go for it i say
Thanks for the support.
I've been selling my stuff since January from my home and through my website. Also through a local art co-op/flower shop and recently just got a request to be the featured artist of the month in a Gallery across the river in Washington as I live in Oregon. And you're right, it does beat working a fast food restaurant because I still am in school and play 3 varsity sports a year so I don't have much time to work. I get payed for playing with clay and doing something I love while I'm at school also! My mom also enjoys the support financially since she is a single mother. If people are going to buy my $150 vases faster than I can make them I must be doing something right.
Here's one of my recent sales
Posted 27 Jul 2012Hi,
Im coming over to America in September for 3 months. Would like to brush up on certain skills while there especially wheel work and also
learn a bit more about oxides ,stains glazes etc. Does anyone know of any workshops , classes that are taking place in the Portland area.
Even better if they have classes for children too as Im bringing my two boys.Much appreciated.
OOps just realised this should be in different forum but dont know how to delete!!
Im from the portland area and a great place around here to get all your supplies and they even offer lessons on wheel throwing is Georgies !
heres the link
Posted 27 Jul 2012Im from portland oregon, and my favorite potters are dave and boni deal
They do some great Raku work and I have some of there pieces
check out this video!
Posted 5 Jul 2012In our area the Farmers Market is just for farmers-they do not let Crafts in .
As for what do I think if they did- great-come one come all-I started out with just a little experience-looking back I sold all my early stuff which was junk by my todays standards but who cares -I gained experience in the market place- the public bought it as the price was right -now days most of my art shows are highly juried events that only pick what they think is good and thats another subject all together.
As John B. would say, BINGO! You probably thought what you now know was junk was fit for the Louvre back then. Also, very revealingly, is that you say the "price was right". So, basically, you were selling junk cheap. That must have made potters there who had worked for years perfecting their art and trying to get a decent price for their pots feel real good. But, of course, had this forum existed back then and you, as a beginner, had posted your ugly pots here and asked about marketing them you would have gotten the same fawning praise that the kid with the ugly tree vase got here and Teardrop and Trina would have thought the sky was falling if anyone offered even the mildest of criticism.
"Ugly Tree Vase"? you thought it was ugly? thank you! I sold that for $85. That means I'll be selling my better pottery for even more!
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- October 17, 1994
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