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Mark C.

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Makers Mark-Get Your Signature Recorded

17 March 2015 - 06:03 PM

Sorry for double posting this but I want you to get it out there.

 


There is a fairly new website that is about makers marks. I have been aware of this for for over a year as they got going with the data.

They have funding for about ceramic 1,000 artists.

You can view the page here.

http://themarksproje...rg/artist-index

I had my page published recently after some time had gone by. 

There was at one time another project like this but it gone by the wayside.

If you want to jump thru the hoops just click on the link below to get started and fill in the data.

Its a great project for the future of works unknown.

If someone in the potters council could help codinate this to members please do as I'm just a lowly member whose post will be seen by a few-not everyone.

Mark

 

 

Dear Mr. Cortright,
 
Thank you for your question. We are a fairly new database and are hoping to include as many artists as we can. Our goal is not to be a curated representation of the field but rather to accurately represent the range of artists working during the period 1946-present. In order to put up an artist's page we require images of their mark, works and a resume. Please share my contact information if you know anyone interested in listing their work. You can also direct them to our website questionnaire: http://themarksproje...stionnaire-form. We encourage anyone working in clay to submit images of their marks to help us build a thorough and useful database. 
 
I would be very interested to know if you would be willing to share the contact information of someone who could send a mailing to all of the Member Artists of the Potters Council. A few of these makers are listed on our site, but we would be thrilled to include as many as we can. Listing is free and includes a link to the artist's own website.

The Marks Project is a 501©(3) non-profit educational organization. We have secured funding to document 1,000 makers by January 2016. This is an ambitious goal and we can only accomplish it with collaboration from living artists. We will have a table at NCECA this year, please stop by if you are attending!
 
Many thanks for your interest.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ali
 
Ali Baldenebro
Research Coordinator
The Marks Project
27A Sachem Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
abaldenebro@themarksproject.org 
 

 


Markers Marks-Get Your Signature Recorded For All Time.

17 March 2015 - 05:56 PM

There is a fairly new website that is about makers marks. I have been aware of this for for over a year as they got going with the data.

They have funding for about ceramic 1,000 artists.

You can view the page here.

http://themarksproje...rg/artist-index

I had my page published recently after some time had gone by. 

There was at one time another project like this but it gone by the wayside.

If you want to jump thru the hoops just click on the link below to get started and fill in the data.

Its a great project for the future of works unknown.

If someone in the potters council could help coordinate this to members please do as I'm just a lowly member whose post will be seen by a few-not everyone.

Mark

 

 

Dear Mr. Cortright,
 
Thank you for your question. We are a fairly new database and are hoping to include as many artists as we can. Our goal is not to be a curated representation of the field but rather to accurately represent the range of artists working during the period 1946-present. In order to put up an artist's page we require images of their mark, works and a resume. Please share my contact information if you know anyone interested in listing their work. You can also direct them to our website questionnaire: http://themarksproje...stionnaire-form. We encourage anyone working in clay to submit images of their marks to help us build a thorough and useful database. 
 
I would be very interested to know if you would be willing to share the contact information of someone who could send a mailing to all of the Member Artists of the Potters Council. A few of these makers are listed on our site, but we would be thrilled to include as many as we can. Listing is free and includes a link to the artist's own website.

The Marks Project is a 501©(3) non-profit educational organization. We have secured funding to document 1,000 makers by January 2016. This is an ambitious goal and we can only accomplish it with collaboration from living artists. We will have a table at NCECA this year, please stop by if you are attending!
 
Many thanks for your interest.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ali
 
Ali Baldenebro
Research Coordinator
The Marks Project
27A Sachem Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
abaldenebro@themarksproject.org 

Stuffers Is One Way To Make One Kiln Load Into Two.

14 March 2015 - 01:42 AM

I like to take advantage of space-its one of the things that I have learned to do that can really make a difference in costs.

This Mornings bisque looked like this as I took these photos at 9 am.

This single car kiln loans (35 cubic feet) turned into two kiln loads this afternoon after glazing all day with my assistant.

I was able to fill the 35 again as well as my 12 cubic updraft buy 7 tonight. (I had Alaska friends drop by so I lost an hour)

By stuffing this kiln with stuffers (small stuff-over 280 little things like spoon rests sponge holders and baby bowls)

And by stacking things tight and stacking inside things like bowl stacks and smalls inside soup mugs etc.

One can turn a kiln into two loads, It did not all fit into both kilns as I had some left over as well.

Heres todays work flow from one large bisque into two loaded glaze loads to be fired in am.

This has been the 4 the 4th Friday in a row just like this with two kiln loads done.I shot the glaze loads at 7 pm same day

I'm feeling a bit like its x-mas season again but this is the last push and some of this will go to my outlets

So if you make lots of stuffers you can really expand into two loads along with wise stacking of regular forms. 

One electric bisque (as many here work with) could turn into two glaze loads with this put to practice. It lowers firing costs as well as more work per fire.

It does make for one long glaze day.

Mark


New Work -A Bit Different For Me

02 March 2015 - 09:40 PM

I unloaded a few gas fired glaze kilns today-all porcelain . 

I have a friend who was very specific on his plate colors-that is he wanted it all-as its a gift I granted his wish.

I made 7 plates for him and they all came out perfect-Its what I call landscape as its many glazes.

This busy looking combos is becoming more popular is certain areas I have notices so I'm making more mugs and smalls in this combo-its just a lot of glaze work.

Mark

 


A Good Reason For A Good Tax Accountant

28 February 2015 - 04:17 PM

Well today I picked up our return from our Tax accountant-looks like this year he had to fill out 20 tax forms for us.

This is a new grand total of forms and am I glad I did not have to wade thru this maze of current tax junk.20 forms I'm still amazed at this number.

This total is both state and federal-the feds only had 13 forms. The usual quarterly payments are now due.

Having a good account is another key element for self employed artists.

If you are mailing in one EASY form then this is not for you but when life is more complex tax wise then it really matters.

How long woul it take me to wade thru 20 forms and get it right??

Well untill I need the easy single form I will not find out.

When my last account retired two years ago I thought I would after 25 years of working with here never find another great one but the kiln gods smiled on me and we have found a good one again.

Throwing/selling pots

power wheel/power slab rollor

Car kiln/extruders

geat account

all necessity items for me.

Mark