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Mark C.    1,797

Color forecasts have never worked in my ceramic business. I can see a minor connection with orange . If I recall Martha Stuart had to wear an orange uniform in jail for a year or two and she was the color trend setter. I can see it for fabrics and shoes and such. I know bright orange highway road cones really caught on.

What has sold for me in mugs best last year was a landscape of colors on a mug form either at galleries or shows those colors where browns /blues and yellow/oranges. Solid colors have never been the best sellers for me in mugs.

 

Mark

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Lucille Oka    16

Orange is a color associated with real food products, such as: oranges, some grapefruits, pumpkins, other squashes, orange sodas, carrots, macaroni and cheese, plain cheeses, shell fish roe, mushrooms and etc.

 

Reds, are also seen as food colors such as radishes, tomatoes, and apples, raspberries, cranberries, and etc.

 

Greens are also food colors a lot of deep green leafy vegetables, cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, apples, grapes, pears, herbs and etc.

 

However plastic cups do not entice me to drink hot chocolate but a wonderful big and hefty ceramic mug does; one that can be cuddled with or without a handle, on a chilly night, or morning, or afternoon.

 

So hot cocoa or if you prefer 'hot chocolate' served in a cup with a color that is already associated with food has a head start on being delicious.

 

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I always thought the red/yellow/orange colour scheme used by the food industry marketing sector was to stimulate the primal hunger response. Specifically using the colours of blood and fatty tissue.

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Lucille Oka    16

I always thought the red/yellow/orange colour scheme used by the food industry marketing sector was to stimulate the primal hunger response. Specifically using the colours of blood and fatty tissue.

 

 

You are pulling my leg right? We don't often see blood and fatty tissue and how appetizing are they when we do see them. For me any way, they evoke a yuck! And I'm not a vegetarian. No the colors are to identify food groups. I would look at my tee shirt but it is deep in the laundry bag waiting for me to do the wash. I am currently having a cafe mocha in a solid dark, cobalt blue mug and I am firing the kiln.

Don't you just love firing the kiln and drinking cafe mochas on a sunny, Saturday morning?

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TJR    359

hey,gang;

My sister is an interior designer in Toronto.She has tried to tell me the colour trends, but they don't seem to match what people want .Teal Blue, Sea Foam Green? I don't think so! iI had a brown teapot with a stuck lid sitting in my studio that I could have sold 4 or 5 times in one studio open house. I say to look at your customer base and see what the public is demanding. As Mark has said in the past, you have to cover your bases and have a range of colours. I can't say that I would ever start making orange pots, but I will drag out that old Temmoku glaze and dust it off.You also have to be true to yourself and make the work you are comfortable with.

TJR

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