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Darcy Kane

Member Since 29 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 27 2015 08:17 PM

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In Topic: Firing Work For Somebody At Higher Cone

26 April 2015 - 06:19 PM

If you aren't invested in this person on some level, just say no.  If for some reason you feel compelled to help this person I would charge them a flat rate of $100 for the firing.  I would then write up a contract stating that he/she is responsible for any damage done to your kiln in the process of firing their piece up to, and including, the cost of replacing the kiln. Have them sign it and fire only their piece in the kiln.  

In Topic: Choosing A Name For Your Pottery Business

21 March 2015 - 05:20 PM

I chose a very easy name that I can remember: Paul's Pottery. I was initially trying to think about how I could add my fledgling ceramics business to the name of my current business which is Weights & Skates. I'm a Personal Trainer and Inline Skating instructor and that always had a ring to it. When I became a Pilates (pronounced pa-la-tees) Teacher I almost changed it to Weights, Skates & Pilates but that doesn't really rhyme even though it looks like it does. For a very short time I considered Weights, Skates & Glazes but it didn't feel just right so I settled with Paul's Pottery.


My personal trainer refers to what she trains me on as aerobic pilates so I think you could call your business Weights, Skates, & Butt Busting!!  

In Topic: Signature Stamps

18 March 2015 - 09:31 PM

I was this with a gallery owner and she strongly encouraged me to continue to sign my work.  She said her clients felt signed work (not stamped with a logo etc) with a legible name was more valuable and more of a keepsake.  She said it also enables them to come back and ask for more of my work, so as much as I like the ease of stamping a board of mugs, now I take the time to sign as much as I can.  I am definitely going to look into the iron oxide pen idea.  

In Topic: Who Of You Is Making Funeral Urns?

16 March 2015 - 09:56 AM

This topic will help me a bit. My wife and I both want to be cremated. She wants me to make the urns. She really does not want anything permanent, just ashes in the Teton's. I have tried to get her to realize that somewhere should be a plaque or stone commemorating her presence here. Seems egotistical, but reality is when doing genealogy, many people refer to grave sites for reference of dates, family, spouses, children etc. I would like a plaque on my parents joint stone or a stone nearby. Just to make it easier for people to find me! :huh:

While we did toss everyone overboard in one manner or another (plane, boat) we left a plaque affixed to a boulder to commemorate our dad.  


Personally I'm leaning toward being tossed to the breezes.  I plan on coming back anyways as I am sure I still have some karma to work off, and I don't want to have my old ashes affixed to a broken piece of pottery or on a shelf in someone's storage unit who has no clue who I was.  Or worse, have strangers dump me out because they have no clue who I was and are tired of the responsibility of watching over me and keeping me dusted.

In Topic: Who Of You Is Making Funeral Urns?

15 March 2015 - 02:12 PM



  BUT this idea I think is way cool! http://www.luciapott...degradable.php 

That link didn't work for me, but this one does:  http://www.luciapott...odegradable.php


There was a space at the end.........


I am going for permanence, not biodegradable. I would not want to drop one of those green urns full of ashes. The ashes are quite heavy. What if someone knocks Dad off the mantel?



The whole idea of the biodegradable urn is that it does break down quickly in the ground.  Dust to dust, ashes to ashes and all that.  The goal isn't to entomb the ashes for time eternal but to return the body to the earth.