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26 February 2014 - 06:12 PM

Are advertisements allowed on the Ceramic Arts Daily Forum?

No. Our motto is "Talk business, don't do business." Please use this phrase to guide you. Another way to think about it is to ask yourself "Do I stand to gain financially from this post?" If the answer is yes, please don't do it.

Why are advertisements not allowed on CAD Forum?

This forum exists for discussion, information exchange, and community building. If we allow users to buy and sell goods and services here, many people would come here only for that. There are numerous other places on the internet for this. Anyone who wishes to purchase a classified ad, to appear in Ceramics Monthly and on the Ceramic Arts Daily website, can do so here:

Can you provide some specific examples?

You may not promote your own goods or services, or those of any business with which you are affiliated.

You may provide opinions and recommendations (good or bad) about products and services with which you are not affiliated, and if you do not stand to gain from your opinion.

You may include a link to your website, and/or your online store, in your Signature. Your Signature, along with your About Me blurb and your Photo Gallery, is part of your Profile. The purpose of your Profile is to allow other users to learn more about you, and it is not considered part of the conversation stream. If your Profile inspires another user to buy your work offlist, that's ok.

In the body of a post, you may include a link to your own website, and other websites. However, the content of the post must not contain a "buy it" message.

Please note that the following types of links are generally not allowed in the body of a post: a link to your own online store, or to an ad on PotterBarter, Craigslist, eBay (or similar websites). In most cases these links will be deleted, regardless of the context.

On rare occasions, a post will fall into a gray area, and a judgement call will be used to determine if it qualifies as an advertisement, or not. But the examples above cover the vast majority of all the cases we have reviewed.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. You are allowed to promote legitimate ceramics-related events (e.g. classes, workshops, exhibitions, festivals, etc.), in the Events section of the forum. This is not allowed anywhere else on the Forum, only the Events section.

American Craft Council Baltimore Show, Feb 21-23

16 February 2014 - 07:00 PM

This is ACC's flagship annual show. It will feature more than 650 of the country's best craft artists, including about 65 ceramists. The show is huge, make sure to wear comfortable shoes, and pace yourselves so your brain does not get overloaded with visual stimulation. And prepare to be amazed and inspired.


American Craft Council Baltimore Show

Friday, February 21, 10am - 8pm

Saturday, February 22, 10am - 6pm

Sunday, February 23, 11am - 5pm

Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street


Complete event details can be found here: http://shows.craftco...l.org/baltimore

Do You Hate Packing Peanuts?

12 September 2013 - 08:58 AM

If you hate styrofoam peanuts as much as I do, I recently came up with a really functional solution for handling them. It's on my blog ....




If anyone else has tips to make packing and shipping easier, please share!

The Great Food Truck Race

18 August 2013 - 09:47 AM

Just wondering if anyone here likes this tv show as much as I do. I can really relate to it, because running a food truck is very similar to running a portable art festival booth. I think other festival veterans will relate too, and those of you curious about festival work can get a pretty clear idea of what it feels like. And that being a good chef is NOT all it takes to succeed. You have to be good at so many things, and there are many ways to fail. Every week, the team that makes the least money gets eliminated. It's harsh, given the circumstances they need to overcome. But this is the same level of reality that festival artists face.

The new season starts tonight on the Food Network (Sunday 8/18, 9pm on the east coast). I'm extra excited about it because one of their stops is Silver Spring, MD, my hometown! If anyone else is going to watch, I was thinking we could discuss the episodes here on the forum.

If you are not familiar with the show, here's its website:

Martha Stewart American Made Awards

25 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

This is cool ... someone has created an award for creative entrepreneurs. For those of you with professional studios, nominate yourself for this award!


Looks like a good way to get some free exposure on a very attractive and popular website, and the chance to win $10,000. The application is really easy. Deadline is August 25, 2013.