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I'm Trying To Figure Out How To Make A Pipe?

28 March 2017 - 08:10 PM

I'm trying to figure out how to make a pipe for legal smoking. Like the glass pipes, but clay, of course. I cant figure out where to put the hole in the bowel - most look like the hole is on the bottom, but how do you get that attached to a hole coming in from the handle on the side?
I can't tell from pics and the few tutorials were confusing.

How Much To Make?

04 March 2017 - 08:07 AM

Hi all,
I know I've asked this before, but I have committed to a 3 day show. It is pretty big, a higher end NYC weekend crowd. I am going to bring functional pottery, some oil diffuser pendants and necklaces. I make a lot of urns, and I'm going to do keepsake jars, that can be done for any kind of keepsake: birth, weddings, etc. and using my metalsmithing for small metal tags I can stamp with an initial right there.

So, how many of each do you make for a biger Three day show? I plan to have lots of smalls, cause I know not everyone wants to soend $25 on a mug but will soend $5 on a Spoonrest or soap,dish.
Keepsake jars, all sizes
Refrigerator magnets
Spoon rests
Soap,dishes (extruded)
Small bowls
Bigger bowls
Platters of various shales and sizes, handbuilt
Honey jars
Garlic keepers
Sets of,plates, handbuilt
I know, it depends, but i am looking for general numbers. Thanks!

Do You Have Seasonal Lines?

09 February 2017 - 10:57 AM

As the snow flies outside, I'm looking at a simple bird feeder I made last year hanging in y big window, and thinking about seasonal lines. I know that I need to have a base product line: urns, keepsake jars, kitchen goods, some ceramic jewelry. But I have been doing research and it indicates that a seasonal line should be created and marketed every season.


I have to say, I'm somewhat flummoxed as what to create for a Fall and Spring line. I think bird feeders, birdhouses, they can go Spring or Summer. Frog houses would be summer, as would windchimes, etc. But beyond that, I'm not sure what items would be in those categories. 


So I guess what I'm asking is:

- do you have seasonal product lines and, if so, every season

- where do you get your ideas for each season?



Who Do I Contact About Video That Wouldnt Download And Now

29 January 2017 - 08:58 PM

doesnt acknowledge i bought one? I know this isnt where to post this, but i cant even find a place to contact anyone.

Edit - i have a couple of emails. Can this be deleted? Thank you.

How Would An Imprinted Name Come Out Saggar'd?

08 January 2017 - 06:11 PM

Hi all,
I make custom urns with names impressed into them like the greenish bluish one shown. A woman wants an urn saggar'd like the one shown, and wants a name impressed. I have never done this before, and dont know if the name will come out a funky odd color and if where the name is imoressed will. Be a weak point, and perhaps crack in the saggar process?
Has anyone imprinted something into a saggar pot? Can it be done? If so, concerns?
I let her know I was not sure about this at all, but I'd check. Thanks!!
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