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Rebekah Krieger

Member Since 01 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Today, 04:31 PM

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In Topic: Where To Start With Wheel Newbies?

Today, 04:29 PM

After a 5 week wheel throwing class at the local museum I went on craigslist and got a wheel. I got a kick wheel because that was all I could afford at the time. It was a great way to learn, especially having to control the speed of the wheel with the kicking etc. The kiln came later. But I just needed the sensation of making pots...

In Topic: Online E Course/august 4-Sept. 11/ 'understanding Porcelain'

Today, 04:19 PM

Has anyone here taken this e course and have reviews for it? It looks fun

In Topic: I Know This Has Been Asked Before, But Maybe More Specific Answers? - Shows

03 July 2014 - 06:30 PM

Hi stephen- The one show I ended up not getting in to. The letter stated that there were  too many people with the same kind of craft as I did. (but of course if mine was great, mine wouldn't be the one getting booted so it sucks, big ego hit for sure!)  The other one I will have plenty to sell. I Have it at the end of september and have enough to fill the kiln again. (it's been 2-3 kiln loads but I don't like some stuff enough to sell it)

In Topic: Craft Shows... Tips For Success

03 July 2014 - 06:22 PM

Mel Jacobsen, the moderator of the Clayart forum, often advises folks to draw a circle 50 miles around their home town -- no need to go further, you can find all the customers you need inside that circle. My circle is a bit larger, but I live in a multi-state area and choose to only do shows in my home state to avoid outside state sales tax filings, etc. Start small, build a customer base (may take a couple of years, and grow from your successes. I do scout new shows the year before to see what the set up is, crowd and traffic flow, other vendors. And, sometimes I just take a chance. I try (now) not to do back-to-back shows so I have time to make items between shows.

unless you live in nebraska- then you need a 50 mile radius around your state ;)

In Topic: What Is The Most Dangerous Thing In Your Studio?

17 June 2014 - 01:14 PM

sharp pieces on the kiln shelves!!  I have sliced up my hand badly!