Wondering what other potters do with their product 'seconds?
I have smashed the pitiable ones,
I have given many away to friends until eyes glaze and smiles freeze at another pot
I have damaged the maker's mark and sold them cheaply at school fetes and carpark markets well away from my gallery and high end outlets
but....after 12 years I'm running out of ideas.
I don't mean the really horrible 'seconds' which deserve a new life as mosaic .....but those with a small fault that are still functional but not 'good enough' for the regular outlets where high quality and reputation are essential to good business.
Talking faults like.......small 'S' crack under the foot ring, pin hole that won't heal in refire, post fire warp, glaze not the 'right' colour, pre-loved experiments....etc
What do you do with your pottery 'seconds'?