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Poll: Favorite VS. What Sells (43 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite pot to make?

  1. Cup/Yunomi (3 votes [5.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  2. Teabowl (1 votes [1.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.75%

  3. Teapot (7 votes [12.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.28%

  4. Vase (3 votes [5.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  5. Bowl (13 votes [22.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.81%

  6. Plate (2 votes [3.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.51%

  7. Platter (4 votes [7.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.02%

  8. Lidded Jar (6 votes [10.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  9. Pitcher (1 votes [1.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.75%

  10. Mug (8 votes [14.04%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.04%

  11. Big Pots (6 votes [10.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  12. Other, please explain (3 votes [5.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

What pot do you sell the most of, in general?

  1. Cup/Yunomi (2 votes [3.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  2. Teabowl (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Teapot (1 votes [1.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.72%

  4. Vase (4 votes [6.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  5. Bowl (15 votes [25.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.86%

  6. Plate (2 votes [3.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  7. Platter (5 votes [8.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.62%

  8. Lidded Jar (3 votes [5.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.17%

  9. Pitcher (1 votes [1.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.72%

  10. Mug (21 votes [36.21%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 36.21%

  11. Big Pots (1 votes [1.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.72%

  12. Other, please explain (3 votes [5.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.17%

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#41 ixchelm

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:04 PM

As a newer potter, I've had the most success selling bowls. But I have taken classes and enjoyed the challenge presented making tea pots and throwing smaller pieces and using them to create a larger work.

#42 JLowes

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:34 AM

What I enjoy making most are raku fired figures of animals, which as it turns out is what i sell the most. My figures are wheel thrown, handbuilt and extruded "bullets" with added features such as eyes, ears, snouts, feet, tails, etc.  That is where each gains its own character, and where the buyer can start to "see" an animal they have stored in their mind. Most I fill with a few pieces of broken up bisque for a little user interaction via noise when shaken.  Tugging hard on those heart strings ups the perceived value of a inanimate object and sells.

 

Like Marcia Selsor, I also like making orbs as canvas for decoration or alternative firing techniques.  Also mostly not fulfilling any function either.  There is something about taking 3-4 pounds of clay and seeing how wide, and tall, you can make something without it collapsing, that i find irrestible.

 

My functional work sells, but not nearly as well.  They probably don't have the potter's "spark" within.

 

John



#43 Jawpot

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:58 PM

I like to make huge show stoppers.  But I mostly get orders for large pots.



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:18 AM

What are huge show stoppers ?



#45 Jawpot

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:02 AM

Large highly embellished art peaces.  A lot of times I will do some glass work with them.  A show stopper will stop people and draw a crowd. 







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