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#1 Chris Campbell

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:41 AM

One of the more important skills for potters to develop is the ability to briefly describe their work to others. We tend to either run on and give people way more information than they ever wanted or to clam up and give none. There is a happy medium where you can give just enough to engage their interest ... not put them to sleep.
So, can you meet today's challenge?

Can you describe your work in three words?

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#2 Cate Donoghue

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:12 PM

Activist, Helpful and Fun

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#3 Mark C.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

Durable,bright,functional

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:32 PM

Functional tactile beauty.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:34 PM

There are lots of show applications that ask for this in 100 characters or less, so I've got mine pared down to five words ...

functional pottery, modern rustic asian



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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:46 PM

Thrown and altered pots of all shapes and sizes, made with mid-range white stoneware and porcelain fired in electric oxidation atmosphere.

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#8 JLowes

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:52 PM

whimsical, figurative, representations

#9 Chris Campbell

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:45 PM

"Thrown and altered pots of all shapes and sizes, made with mid-range white stoneware and porcelain fired in electric oxidation atmosphere."


C'mon ... the challenge is three words!!!:rolleyes: Sell the sizzle, not the burger!

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#10 Benhim

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:48 PM

Contemporary, Textured, Geometric.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

There are lots of show applications that ask for this in 100 characters or less, so I've got mine pared down to five words ...

functional pottery, modern rustic asian



Mea





ok I'll try to winnow mine down too:

functional modern natural


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:11 PM

One of the more important skills for potters to develop is the ability to briefly describe their work to others. We tend to either run on and give people way more information than they ever wanted or to clam up and give none. There is a happy medium where you can give just enough to engage their interest ... not put them to sleep.
So, can you meet today's challenge?

Can you describe your work in three words?


Functional, super functional. I like to make things that function whether it be a jar, vase, teapot, casserole or whatever. I also make these things larger than usual making them non functional thus super functional.:rolleyes: Oh yeah, I forgot my business name PIC Works-Personalized Images in Clay

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#13 Denice

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:00 PM

Textural, Undulating and Soft Denice

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:04 AM

"One of a kind" tee hee Posted Image
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:29 AM

The three words I would use depends on the situation

The tag line I use on my business cards is: Handmade Celtic Pottery.

If I was talking to someone, they probably already know it's pottery, so I would use: Handmade, Functional, Celtic

On this board, I'm guessing that handmade wouldn't need to be emphasized as much, so I would use: Celtic, Functional, Porcelain
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:22 AM

Functional...centered...passionate



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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:57 PM

Clay my way!
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:46 PM

reflects natural world
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:54 PM

Abstract organic forms

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#20 Chris Campbell

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:41 PM

So what do you think of these three words descriptions? I know three words was enough to get me searching for the website so I could see their work.
Thanks to those who posted images for us. This was fun.

You don't need to over explain your work ... no one cares about the mechanics except other potters ... the sizzle sells!!

My three words .... colorful translucent sensual

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