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Rebekah Krieger

Member Since 01 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 26 2015 06:34 PM
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In Topic: Pots in Movies

25 August 2015 - 11:38 PM

I have paused movies to look at pottery on shelves and end tables too! I don't recall which ones but my husband gets annoyed when I tell him "quick pause that" and when he realizes it's for a pot instead of me getting me up to pee or fill a glass of wine he will push play again hahahaaha

In Topic: Second Try, Wip Gallery Piece...

25 August 2015 - 11:33 PM

Wonderful!

In Topic: Engaging Children - Special Pricing

24 August 2015 - 12:42 AM

My kids are very active with me when I go to art shows to sell or shop. Tonight I came home from a weekend getaway and pulled a mug that I purchased out of a bag and my 11 yr old daughter made an awestruck squeal and ran to grab it and examine the mug. She has a thing for Neil Estricks work too- she likes how smooth they are. I think it's a lovely idea to have lesser priced small mugs for children only.

In Topic: How Have You Used And Applied Strontium Crystal Magic?

17 June 2015 - 08:36 AM

I have played around with strontium cm Warm a little bit. I have not had trouble with running yet. I have brushed it on pots, dipped it, and blown it on with an atomizer.  I like the blown on look the best.  usually I have the heavier saturation of it near the bottom. If ever in doubt put it on a cookie imo. You never know unless you fire it. ;)  I have used it mostly under commercial glazes to test out how it changes things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mug and bowl is with it blown under amaco's new celadons in "ice".   You can see the scm makes it white in those areas.  (it is a brown stoneware clay body) 


In Topic: Feel Like I Am Hitting A Brick Wall - Perhaps You Have Experienced This?

16 June 2015 - 04:32 PM

Oh, Rebekah. I would really love to be able to give you a big hug. 

 

I have a five-year-old ... ONE KID ... and I am in such a crisis. Pottery is time-consuming and right now not profitable for me at all. So I'm spending all this time and money and basically in the past year the best I can say is that I've made what I've spent on clay, glazes, and equipment. Maybe a $2 profit. I've worked hundreds of hours for $2. 

 

If I looked at it that way too long, I would just curl up like a salted snail, give up on the pottery, and start applying at the businesses in the area looking for an evening job. 

 

I know I'm in a different situation than you because at this time it's okay for my pottery to only pay for itself. My husband has a good job and I am so grateful that I have this freedom right now. Still, it's torture not to be making money on this right now. It feels so self-indulgent. I feel constantly torn and conflicted between taking care of my family and the work that I LOVE: Do the dishes or decorate that pie plate? Play with my son or clean the studio? Fold the laundry or attach handles? Cook a good meal for my family or order takeout so I can relax? Whatever choice I make it never seems like the right one. 

 

I had an idea for you (I think of it every time I see your work) but I sent it private message in case you laugh hysterically and call me insane. ;)

Yes- that is how it has been for me the past 17 years. But now my time as a stay at home mother is coming to a close.   It's go time now!