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Posted 21 May 2013Hi all, I am still refining my display as each show passes, but it is a work in progress and is coming along nicely. I do mostly Raku and Horse Hair pottery - items that are non-functional for the most part, and items that perhaps not everyone understands. Oddly enough, some of my venues are at high ranking horse shows (thus custom horse hair work) but I am noticing a lot of people either:
1) do not know what horse hair pottery is (Raku as well)
2) are confused by it
3) don't know what to think about it
I have made short 1/2 page informational blurbs to explain what each one (the horse hair and raku) are; but no one reads them
I have tried making a very short pictorial "story board" of what the horse hair is, and no one reads that
So - my question is - for those of you that display and sell more non-functional/art work - how do you display your work so people understand what it is, are not confused by it, and are attracted to it?
I only do funtional work but can suggest you have a small display board with photos of how the work is made which shows the process and its scrictly visual not cluttered with words. It just has clear photos.
Keep in mind the public is mostly clueless
The way they are displayed will help-it has to be a fine art display in my mind.
Posted 21 May 2013I have seen collections for sale in the classified section of Ceramics Monthly (CM)
Keep us in the loop as I have few big name folks pots and the day will come that they must go.
Posted 19 May 2013As far as silent wheels I have yet to hear one more so than a shimpo VL whisper. These make the pacifica's seem very noisy which they are not.
Brents are up on the noise scale. I own 4 of them so I can say that easy.
Posted 19 May 2013The only way I know is to make a shrinkage bar -you can search here on how to then as its in 10 millimeters you measure it in those various states and its a straight percentage. I have this info wet to bisque and bisque to cone 10 on a few bodies but not the info you need.
Posted 19 May 2013Nelly said (I would wait and buy the Bailey)
I could not agree more
I know of no opne who has regtreted a baily-resale value is always good as well.
Northstars used to have plastic gears in the cheaper ones-I think they corrected that but they lost me as a believer .
I waited and also got a Bailey. Sometimes you get what you pay for. Never looked back.
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