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In Topic: Black Mountain Clay And Matt Glaze

24 January 2015 - 07:52 PM

I think of a pasta bowl as a low, wide, mostly flat bowl. Great for salads too. Things you might want more "contained" than on a plate, but a typical cereal or soup bow is deeper than you want. Like a small platter with a curved-up bowl-like edge.

In Topic: Black Mountain Clay And Matt Glaze

24 January 2015 - 07:14 PM

Did said partner, make something for you as well?  Was that the arrangement, as opposed to buying each other gifts?


Hehe, no arrangement. I just wanted to make him something that we needed. I made a set of pasta bowls because we didn't have any. :-)

In Topic: Black Mountain Clay And Matt Glaze

24 January 2015 - 07:11 PM

Time for photos!


I've got more at higher resolutions up in a Picasa album here: Shino Test Tiles


Tiles 1,2,3,4

Tiles 6,7,8,9,10

Tiles 11,12,13,14,15

Tiles 15,17,16


The small cups in front of some of the tiles are the same glaze as the tile behind it, but fired flat. 


A lot of these are slight variations from John Britt's high-fire glaze book. One or two I think came from these boards. 


But, if anyone has questions about method / recipes / whatnot, definitely let me know. I really love this clay, it's my favorite I've ever worked with...


Too bad I don't have my own ^10rx kiln to work with it all the time! :angry:  Womp womp.


In Topic: Black Mountain Clay And Matt Glaze

24 January 2015 - 02:08 PM

Dark dark brown, almost black. I'll take some photos today when I pop by the studio.

In Topic: Production Potter Rate

24 January 2015 - 05:08 AM

I really wish that I had seen this thread back when it was posted instead of this more recent bump. But the first two words that come to my mind are "design trade."

My husband is in the interior design business, and it frequently comes up that designers develop ideas for pieces that go with their "brand," but they can't produce them. This can be anything from specific rug patterns to a line of chairs to a style of ceramic lamp.

The challenge is then to find an appropriate crafts person to produce it for you, then resell it to design clients. The process usually involves either design patents or other agreements of sole resale.

I do personally know one very successful potter who caters to the interior design trade and has taken on a few projects like this. I know many carpenters and rug companies that do it regularly.

All of this said, for something along these lines, pricing almost has to be on a case by case basis, worked out between the potter and the designer. Think about what you want to resell the item for? How much time does it take the potter to produce? How much guaranteed inventory are you willing to buy up front? These all factor in.