Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:28 AM
OK I'll be the first to say it. I don't make blue pots. I hope that doesn't sound snobby, because I actually have no problem buying blue pots, as long as they have good pottery merit. But I don't want anyone to buy my pots because they are in a bright and safe color, without any deeper appreciation. This comes from my years working as a graphic designer, where I learned I really don't like people who can only make safe color choices. Those people made the whole process of design difficult, not just the color selection. So now I am "getting even" by not making pots for them! he he he. My position about this has softened over the years, as I get more removed from my graphic design days. I'm less "anti-blue" and just very happy with my gray-brown-cream spectrum. Maybe I am missing out on hoards of blue-pottery-loving customers, but I find that my starkly neutral palette makes a strong visual statement too.