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CGALVIN3

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About CGALVIN3

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  • Birthday 10/17/1994

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    OREGON
  • Interests
    I love wheel throwing
  1. Here'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
  2. 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
  3. I've been wondering how I could combine polished rocks and pottery. I have an overwhelming amount of them e.g. tiger eye other cool rocks. The only thing I've came up with is maybe using some of the more square taller ones as handles & gluing them to the top of a lid after being glazed and fired. I was hoping maybe someone could help me out by coming up with some creative ideas because I think it would be cool to do. I havent seen it on any pottery before... Thanks Cody,
  4. tree vase

  5. Raku

    my first raku pieces

    © cody galvin pottery &copy

  6. classes Portland Oregon

    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 http://www.georgies.com/gcc-main-classes.shtml
  7. Im 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! http://www.opb.org/programs/artbeat/segments/view/136 Cody,
  8. To Be or Not To Be

    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! Jim
  9. To Be or Not To Be

    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. Jim
  10. Ceramic Aquarium, 32 x 20 inches and it totally works

    That's sweet! maybe I'll have to try to make one
  11. Ceramic Aquarium, 32 x 20 inches and it totally works

    what did you use for the outside? plexi glass? and how did you get it attached ? Very cool!
  12. Take a look?

    Thanks for the help! Does this look any better? I bought a backdrop off amazon. Do you think i should bring the black down more?
  13. Thanks for the support Mark! I got a scholarship for art and Im probably gonna do studio then I'm gonna get an engineering degree because that is what Im also interested in. so we'll see what happens
  14. Thanks Teardrop... As I said I've only been doing this a year and I'm just listening to my teacher ( who has an art degree ) and to a college art professor and several Oregon Potters assoc. members who have told me I do the work of someone who's been throwing for about 15 years... not my words theirs and the art gallery that asked to sell my work has had no problem selling it not that the fact it sells makes it good because beauty is in the I of the beholder . I've been a straight A student all my life and always being a 3 sport athlete.... now My focus has changed to pottery and I've been offer a scholarship to a amazing christian arts college.. Like I said, Money is not the reason i do pottery. I've donated to many auctions and empty bowls. I've given a lot of my pottery away for gifts but people keep on wanting to buy my stuff. and who am I to turn them down and say " Oh, sorry I can't sell my pottery until I have 8 years of experience.So all that said I must be doing something right and thanks again for the words of encouragement. I really like that quote and will have to start using it more often. God Bless
  15. I just donated a lot of stuff to the Empty bowls Foundation that I do every year. Thank you for the idea
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