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koreyej

Member Since 03 May 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 01 2014 10:34 PM
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In Topic: What Do You Like Making Vs. What Sells

01 January 2014 - 06:21 PM

 

If people see an obvious use for something, it tends to sell well.

TJR.

 

Bingo! Even with something as simple as a bowl, which has a million uses, people seem to need to be told what it's for. I can't count how many times someone has come into m y booth and said 'That's a beautiful bowl, but I just don't know what I'd use it for.' Food, maybe?!? Of course, as soon as you say 'ice cream bowl', they say 'I don't like ice cream'! How about salsa? 'I thought you said it was for ice cream'. AAAAAUUUUUUGH!

 

Yes! I have two sizes of bowls in my cupboard for daily use. Not once have I said "No! That's only for salsa, put that back and use the cereal bowls instead". People.


In Topic: What is this Wheel Worth?

01 June 2013 - 09:20 PM



Afriend of mine has a Brent kick wheel for sale for $100.00. No takers. I looked it up on the internet, on the Brent website, and it is worth $1200.00.


It's priced at $1200. It's worth half that.


Agreed. At the list price this is overpriced. The wheel threw well, was not too bad on drive pucks, and was built like a tank. However, considering the values out there in smaller space efficient excellent belt drive wheels for much lower prices, this thing is a dinosaur.


I bought one about 5-6 years ago for $175. This came from a guy who got it at school auction, so I'm sure he paid less than that for it. I replaced the seat and it's worked great ever since. I'd put $75-$100 on it and see what happens!

In Topic: DIY Magnetic Trimming Chuck

09 March 2013 - 08:06 PM

I am missing something. Why do you have to build the block, attach the magnets, etc. Why cannot you just use the magnet blocks like on the photo below? They are $0.99 a piece.

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Where did you get these magnets?

In Topic: What was the last milestone you hit in pottery?|Jan.23,2012

30 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

I've hit a lot of milestones this year: setting up my own fully-functioning studio at home, firing my own kiln, doing my first pottery show and signing up for another one, actually putting inventory in my Etsy shop and making my fist sale there, too. I am so very pleased with my progress. Thanks for asking the question! Sometimes, it's easy to get discouraged with small setbacks. It's good to look back and see how far I've come.

In Topic: Pottery Videos

08 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who can't afford to spend $$ on videos. Off to look for freebies!