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kheicksen

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About kheicksen

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  • Birthday 07/14/1979

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Arizona
  • Interests
    Creating and appreciating beauty, clay art, fiber art, jewelry making, writing, my family, secular humanism, mysticism, stories
  1. We are artists and each of us produce something at least a little different from each other with our own personal flair and energy given to our work. Each type of piece appeals to a different kind of person. There is a huge diversity of taste in style. We are not competitors. We are fellow travelers, students and teachers. Being offended and annoyed by critique, unrequested or otherwise, is a waste of your mental space and emotional time. Take it. Learn from it. Perhaps all you will learn is that your work isn't appealing to the sort of person that made that comment. You can use that info to better identify and target YOUR market. I don't envy other potters. I admire. I am in awe. I hope to reach their level some day. That does not mean that my work will look anything like their's though or that we would be competing for sales from the same types of customers.
  2. In the Beginning...

    Just getting started - here's what I am doing. I appreciate unsolicited advice :)
  3. Sgraffito - A Mug For Dad

    From the album In the Beginning...

  4. A Sailor's Life For Me Mug

    From the album In the Beginning...

  5. Cup And Saucer 1

    From the album In the Beginning...

  6. Baby Bear Bowl

    From the album In the Beginning...

  7. Raven Goblet

    From the album In the Beginning...

  8. Raven Mug

    From the album In the Beginning...

  9. Ghost Hawk Mug

    From the album In the Beginning...

  10. Sgraffito Tree Bowl - Layered Clay

    From the album In the Beginning...

  11. Goblet

    From the album In the Beginning...

  12. The Octopus

    From the album In the Beginning...

  13. In the Woods

    From the album In the Beginning...

  14. Acceptable Texture?

    I have lots of groggy clay. I have stopped using sponges on it. I have started using a rib to smooth out what the rib can access on the pot. Even so, my pots have rough spots. They are cone 5 stoneware and thoroughly glazed and sealed, but grainy in places. People want to buy my mugs but I am nervous about selling them when they are not perfectly smooth. Is this considered substandard? What is your take on this?
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