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TJR

Member Since 07 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 25 2015 10:54 AM
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In Topic: 21 Century Customer... Perpetual Replacement Of Pottery

25 March 2015 - 10:55 AM

Ha,ha! Chris, good one! I think you gotta use "beautiful" a lot here. You don't owe her anything.

As we all know, six year olds are evil and can't be trusted with a "beautiful, expensive pottery anything"

I had a principal come to me with a broken teapot. A student was supposed to present it as a gift to a guest. They dropped it . He [the principal]brought it back for me to make another one. He fully intended to pay for it. Unfortunately, I am not making Majolica any more. It's been six years.I will get to it eventually.

TJR.


In Topic: I Have The "what Next Blues"

25 March 2015 - 08:32 AM

Just change something. Handbuild instead of throwing.

Use a different trimming tool.

Draw.

Make a collage.

Wash the floor.

Make glaze tests.

I always start throwing by making mugs.

TJR.


In Topic: 21 Century Customer... Perpetual Replacement Of Pottery

25 March 2015 - 07:41 AM

I had a woman come in to my previous studio. We had a gallery there. She carefully took some time and picked out a mug she liked. Then she showed a mug of mine that had a broken handle. It was not broken where the handle attaches to the mug body, but in the middle of the handle. Both ends of the handle remained attached to the mug. I knew that she had broken it, just by looking at it.

I said;"So, are you going to pay for that mug that you have picked out?"

She was shocked that I expected her to pay for the new one. I told her that the handle was not faulty. She put the new mug back and stomped out after exclaiming that she thought that I would replace it. I regret not just giving her another mug. I lost a customer.It was not worth the hassle.

TJR.


In Topic: I'll Never Be A Real Potter.

24 March 2015 - 07:56 PM

 

 

I have only shaved twice in my whole life and do have a short beard.I never thought it as a prerequisite to potting-I was called an animal today if that counts.

Mark

Mark;

What were those two times when you shaved your beard? Probably something serious,like a girlfriend.

TJR.

 

First time was when I turned 30 to see what I looked like.

Second time was after being married 10 years to surprise my wife who had never seen my face.

Both times where BAD ideas.I'm done with the thought of it again

Mark

 

You know, you left a big space that you could drive a truck into. Something about your face without the beard, but I am not going there. I consider you to be my friend, and I would never make a rude comment, even for a laugh. What was the topic again?

Tom.


In Topic: I'll Never Be A Real Potter.

24 March 2015 - 08:02 AM

I have only shaved twice in my whole life and do have a short beard.I never thought it as a prerequisite to potting-I was called an animal today if that counts.

Mark

Mark;

What were those two times when you shaved your beard? Probably something serious,like a girlfriend.

TJR.