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Clay Tile Mom

Member Since 30 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 19 2016 04:05 PM

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In Topic: Anatomy Of A Great Show

13 January 2016 - 11:41 PM

thank you so much for being so open and sharing with your information.

In Topic: Using Cornstarch From Sticking To Hump Molds

13 January 2016 - 06:25 PM

just a dusting should be fine.  how wet is your clay?  if it is so wet that the cornstarch is absorbing, you may need to let your slabs dry between plaster boards for about an hour.  

In Topic: It's Too Big..she Said

13 January 2016 - 05:56 PM

my favorite comment is when a person asks if I sell on line.  I usually just direct them to my website where they can purchase a limited selection of work.  but I want to say, " as you can see I have all of my work on display for you here, and you won't have to pay any shipping" 


In Topic: New Work For Wholesale

13 January 2016 - 04:41 PM

I actually do production wheel throwing for another potter.  My work is all hand built.  I do have a new wheel thrown bowl that I have been making for a customer. But throwing more than 3-4 pounds is difficult for me.  I really do not like throwing large on a regular basis.  and I do not think that my personal thrown work is very me.  

I have a hump mold for a 14" square platter and I made one out of the midrange porcelain. I do not want to make it out of earthenware.  Mostly because I use commercial earthenware glazes and it will use a pint to glaze one.  I know thats a lame excuse.  The durability is also a factor.  

See how I just have all of these excuses.  I will make a few more large platters tonight to see how it goes.  I do like the idea of 6 mugs on the platter as a set...  

In Topic: Production Potter Rate

22 January 2015 - 10:57 PM

I do some production work for another potter who wants their work to be handmade, but can't possibly make it all.  I deliver the bisque, and she glazes at her studio.  She buys all of the clay, and I help design the work so it is throwing friendly.  We work out a cost per piece that fits into her wholesale cost, and I do the piece work.  I personally enjoy doing zero of the marketing.  I just drop off and get paid COD.  BUT...she already has a flourishing wholesale business.  Her work is marketed, and she is growing.  I also have the benefit of having her as a Mentor for getting my line together.  The work landed in my lap at a time when I wasn't working in the studio much, but wanted to get back to it.  I didn't have the money to get things going myself.  

I think there are people out there who may want this type of arrangement.  Put an ad in the back of ceramics monthly, or CAD.  You might find a good fit.