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In Topic: Professional Courtesy

Yesterday, 09:27 AM

It seems I was viewing this issue in a fairly simplistic manner.  The potter was able to give his fellow potters a break so he did. I thought that was very nice.  After reading y'alls (youses for those of you from PA) responses, I looked for more information on this guy and found that he is most likely  in a situation similar to me, that is, a retired professional with a good pension doing clay full time or mostly full time but with no need or desire to augment his income.  This means that my(and his) frame of reference is probably quite different from many potters.


Some points I want to clear up and/or emphasize:  My thoughts really only pertained to this particular venue of a small conference, or maybe workshop among clay artists, NOT venues that involved the general public.  Discounts to other potters/artists in a general public setting has been widely discussed and in that setting, I agree that the price should be the price no matter who is buying. I never expect discounts from other potters.  But I also think everyone should just do whatever they're comfortable with.


As to the venue, just a small conference, with some tables provided for the presenters to put some pots out for sale.  The potter in question had one table, maybe 15 - 20 pots.  Very informal, we just put our names on any pieces we wanted then eventually found the potter and completed the transaction.


Where he sells otherwise, I couldn't determine.  Thinking back, I don't think he said gallery, in fact I can't remember what he said, just something about his costs. However, I must say that as long as it's not in the same geographical area as his other sales, and not a continuous stream of undercutting sales, I just don't see that a gallery should have an issue with this.  I would never sign a contract that placed such heavy restrictions on me.


Neil, you mentioned that your wife is a veterinarian.  So you must know that as a profession, vets are expected to give compassionate discounts at a level not expected anywhere else.  People would never even dream of asking for discounted services if they were unable to pay their doctor, mechanic, accountant, optician, etc....

But we veterinarians are all supposed to be bleeding hearts.  Well, maybe most of us are....

In Topic: Qotw: How About Learn From Each Other’S Mistakes?

06 October 2015 - 04:48 PM

I have definately learned from reading about others' mistakes on this forum.  Keep those descriptions coming folks.

In Topic: Where To Find Blue Hares Glaze ?

06 October 2015 - 09:00 AM

Amaco's blue rutile looks pretty much just like your pictures.

In Topic: Mayco Cone 5-6 Glazes Unreliable

06 October 2015 - 08:49 AM

OK, I'm going to jump in here and state the obvious.  It is not a good idea to "test" something new on an important final product.  Period.  That goes for commercial products, your own products, everything.  I do hate test tiles but will make a few small inconsequential pieces first to try new things things out whether it be clay, glazes, techniques, etc.

In Topic: Repairing Cracks In Primitive Fired Pots

05 October 2015 - 06:35 PM

Thanks, everyone.

Yes, the gold repair is what I don't want to do.  Gold won't fit the pot.


The blue/cyan on Peter Hayes pots is awesome.