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#70778 To Sell Or Not To Sell? That Is The Question

Posted by oldlady on 26 November 2014 - 12:15 PM

i had a friend print up two sheets of lables reading   " Occasionally, something spectacular happens in the kiln.  the price of this item reflects that."


that way i can price a little higher those of my regular "production" line that have a special look to them.  out of the 60 printed labels, i have used 9.  i do not think any of the 9 has not sold. 

#69969 For Christmas.

Posted by oldlady on 15 November 2014 - 09:49 PM

ok, you folks in the UK, what is caster sugar?  in the US, we use granulated in coffee, tea and on cereal, powdered on donuts and to make icing for cakes and dark or light brown in making cookies (biscuits to you).  is caster sugar what you put under the wheels on furniture? :huh:

#69325 What Else Is Going On (Or Playing) While You Work?

Posted by oldlady on 04 November 2014 - 06:08 PM

celia, you might want to proofread your last two posts. :blink:

#69039 New Technologies

Posted by oldlady on 31 October 2014 - 04:58 PM

thank you, chilly, i found a forum for scrapbookers (i think) and contacted their help person.  she or he has replied asking what i want done.  i sent an email with actual PICTURES!!!! today and i am waiting for a reply.  if i had an email address i could send it to you.  


what is A4 size?

#68795 How Quickly Do You Get Rid Of Failures?

Posted by oldlady on 28 October 2014 - 10:48 AM

i have to remember that phrase, "less sophisticated than my current work".   good one.  covers everything before today.

#68722 How Quickly Do You Get Rid Of Failures?

Posted by oldlady on 27 October 2014 - 11:58 AM

it is a constant struggle, is the piece i made "bad" because nobody but me likes the color?   well......................... 


because i made it too small for its purpose, too big, too heavy, too thin?  those get the hammer immediately.  


i have decided that the useful things, platters, bowls etc. will go to the homeless shelter so they can serve dinner in something other than the thrift shop china they currently use.  not necessarily better than what they have but different.


:wub: (maybe pink flowers will come back in style)

#68438 Clay That Can Be Used To Coat An Object Then Easily Chips Off Under Water Pre...

Posted by oldlady on 23 October 2014 - 12:54 PM

considering that the cost of Mason stains runs to over $30 a pound and food coloring is a little less, you might want to.............

#68159 Small Stuff Sells-This One Sweet Dish Is From Oldlady

Posted by oldlady on 19 October 2014 - 10:15 AM

thank you, mark.  these are the kind of thing i make by pressing interesting leaves into a thick piece of raku clay and bisque firing it.  i have several of them with a variety of leaves and the dragonfly.  after the "mold" is made, making a small dish takes less than a minute.


roll a thin slab, 1/4 in is too thick, try a 1 gallon size paint stirring stick as a guide. then use a circular cookie cutter, roll over the impression with a pony roller, re-cut to a circle, then shape it with a glass pressed into the clay on foam rubber.  a lot like making christmas cookies. and more rewarding. $


i appreciate being an old lady.  i died on an operating table in 1974 but i am still here.  i celebrate the name.

#68102 Every Once In A While,

Posted by oldlady on 18 October 2014 - 03:56 PM


#67761 What Part Of The Process Satisfies You Most?

Posted by oldlady on 13 October 2014 - 11:03 PM

spent too much time today working out the newest slip design on bowls that i will probably give away to the empty bowl supper next month.  using several colors of slip together to make raised leaves that i then carve around and leave the background a solid color.  it was such fun that i almost missed the meeting of the potters guild, how could time go by so fast?

#67760 Do You Replace Things You Sold That Break?

Posted by oldlady on 13 October 2014 - 10:51 PM

do not feel bad for refusing her.  just say no.  one of our very big name, long time top of his game, many times published, a name anyone would recognize potter, famous all over the world of potters, refused to make a new lid for my teapot because he "would not be able to make the correct size anyway". :huh:


my daughter was with me when i heard this news and said "just give my mom some of your clay and she will make it."  now, that is support!

#66905 Display

Posted by oldlady on 29 September 2014 - 11:53 PM

my puck lights are from home depot.  they are supposed to stick to bottom of the shelf above the one you want to light.  i found that the velcro sticks to the wood shelf but the weight of the light and possibly the heat(?) made the lights fall down.  those batteries are heavy.  only used them once.  the light is concentrated in a circle that depends on the spacing of the shelves.


you can see these things in operation in new model homes kitchens and at home depot where they demo kitchens.  those are from 18 inches above so they seem just right at that distance.

#66786 Coldest Tempature You Have Raku Fired In?

Posted by oldlady on 27 September 2014 - 08:31 PM

crusty, that sentence has several food groups, i live on red meat and chocolate, rarely green leaves. :rolleyes:

#66728 What Do You Do To Energise Yourself In The Studio?

Posted by oldlady on 27 September 2014 - 12:27 AM

break that not quite good enough to keep thingy that you made a long time ago and trash it.  very liberating.

#66726 My First Show!

Posted by oldlady on 27 September 2014 - 12:22 AM

this will be too late for you to read before the sale, but it only echoes what everyone else says.   the reason the tablecloths should touch the ground is that they will hide the stuff you need but do not want seen.  bags for all your sales, lunch, trash and everything else that accumulates.  


by the time you see this you will have had a great time seeing the public's reaction to your super pots.  the face pot had a lot of comments, all positive, right?  that lovely pale blue is probably all sold out by now no matter what pot it was on.  


what was the first thing sold???? ^_^