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Posted 21 May 2013Pete Pinnell posted this lovely bowl on his facebook page. All I can say is WOW!
Best guess is that it is a result of controlled clear glaze dripping into holes of pre-made pattern. Let's just say you would have to master both your glaze knowledge and your porcelain work to reach the exact point where it drips into the holes with no visible drip lines beyond the holes and not onto the shelves.
I might match it by using a template on the outside, then sandblast the greenware piece with a fine sandblaster like what is used on glass dishes. Then glaze. Either way you look at it, it is aaammmazing! Puzzling too!
Posted 21 May 2013Pres has hit on the slant I had in mind when I made the OP. What do you do to add percieved value to you simple stock pieces, the easy to make- easy to sell base line that pays the booth rent? How to get a buyer to see a simple to make piece at 20% higher a price through percieved value.
On that specific question, for me the answer to make sure, when a customer picks up a mug/cup/bowl, it feels light and well-balanced and comfortable to hold. I want them to visualize themselves using it, and for the pot to become one of their favorites. Not only will this command higher prices, it's more likely they'll become repeat customers, and tell their friends how much they enjoy the pot. Which leads to higher prices :-)
Right on! A comfortable handle, good weight, comfortable not too thin rim with lip curve, smooth bottom, and pleasing decoration: all of these point to a professional piece of pottery well worth the purchase price.
Posted 21 May 2013I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'd like to learn a little about YOU through your work! Got a website?
Just watched your video, big changes country to city and back again. As stated before it is great that you live in a community that supports the arts so well. Happy Potting!
Posted 21 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.
My Brent isn't as noisy as my old Shimpo was but it wasn't a Whisper. I've never thought of wheel noise as a problem. Of course, I can't hear much of anything with Led Zeppelin blasting.
I don't notice the noise of my CXC, I just take the hearing aids out before going into the shop!
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?
With these days of technology have you ever considered a utube presentation on an ipad or a laptop. Use extended batteries or plug in in indoor shows. A thought.
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- 63 years old
- August 20, 1949
- Central, PA
- Camping, kayaking, family, travel, Art in general. I have a small studio in my garage. Two electric kilns, two wheels, wedging table etc. I am primarily interested in cone 6 Ox. but like to see what is going on at all ranges. Read about ceramics voraciously and love the feel of the clay and throwing. Have to admit that my greatest joy is in the making, not the glazing. That said I do mix my own glazes, some of my own formulas, some borrowed. Retired from teaching art, last year after 36 years, taught ceramics 34 of those years.