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    stephsteph got a reaction from MikeFaul in Hiring An Assistant   
    As someone who DOES support myself 100% with my work, i would like to increase respect for the profession and the craft enough where people who are serious about making it their vocation are able to make a living at it. the arts are a tough go, because  there are many part timers, volunteers, people who have other sources of income,but when it comes to really running a business,really making a go of it, you need to be dedicated. It is honorable, skilled work, which deserves decent compensation.
    when we work for a pittance we make it tough for everyone because we inadvertently play into the devaluation of our work, our  field.
    I know we all do what we can do and there isn't always a lot of choice, but i ask people to consider such things when they agree to work for next to nothing or sell their wares on the cheap.
    That is why i respect entrepreneurs who do want to hire someone, or contract with a professional full time potter, and i hope they they are able to find someone who will in turn, do well for them, to the benefit of both.
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    stephsteph reacted to spring in I'm In Ceramics Monthly Again, Yay!   
    I hope everyone can check out the Sept issue.  I'm featured in the article covering the NSJE at NCECA.  So super excited and honored.  
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    stephsteph got a reaction from Chris Campbell in Hiring An Assistant   
    As someone who DOES support myself 100% with my work, i would like to increase respect for the profession and the craft enough where people who are serious about making it their vocation are able to make a living at it. the arts are a tough go, because  there are many part timers, volunteers, people who have other sources of income,but when it comes to really running a business,really making a go of it, you need to be dedicated. It is honorable, skilled work, which deserves decent compensation.
    when we work for a pittance we make it tough for everyone because we inadvertently play into the devaluation of our work, our  field.
    I know we all do what we can do and there isn't always a lot of choice, but i ask people to consider such things when they agree to work for next to nothing or sell their wares on the cheap.
    That is why i respect entrepreneurs who do want to hire someone, or contract with a professional full time potter, and i hope they they are able to find someone who will in turn, do well for them, to the benefit of both.
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    stephsteph got a reaction from Marcia Selsor in Why Earthenware?   
    all i can say is look at the marvelous history of pottery. look at the pottery produced in cultures all over the world , from the deep past to the hip present. Everywhere you will find lovely ,gorgeous , functional earthenware.
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    stephsteph got a reaction from Marcia Selsor in Stephenson Tile/mold Workshop.nm.july 30 -Aug 1 . 3 Spots Available.   
    There are still 3 spots open in the workshop. workshop is in Silver City, New Mexico. in the mountains. wonderful town. part of the Silver City Clay Festival. access airports : El Paso, Phoenix,Tucson, Albuquerque.  The festival is a wonderful event and the workshop is 3 days intensive, hands on.
     
    http://clayfestival.com/events/workshops/handmade-tile/
     
    Instructor: Stephani Stephenson
    Date: Tuesday, July 30th, through Thursday, August 1st, 2013
    Time: 10am – 4pm daily
    Cost: $200
    Requirements: Ages 18+, No Skill Required, Limited to 12 Participants
    Location: Old Elk’s Lodge – 315 N Texas St, Silver City, NM 88061
    Description: â€œAs old as knowledge, as universal as learningâ€, this is how the clay tile has been described. From ancient times to the present, diverse cultures have made tiles to clad, cover, decorate, illustrate, and inform. This three day, intensive, hands-on workshop focuses on relief tile but also provides instruction on making field tile, and trim. Activities Includes design, relief modeling/carving, mold making, pressing, as well as drying, firing and glazing issues.  Participants will make a relief tile and mold. Stephenson is a professional tile maker, sculptor, and popular instructor. She brings expertise and a sense of history and exploration to her workshops. Basic materials and tools are provided.
    Provided: All materials will be provided
    Bring:  N/A
    Contact: 575-538-5560 or info@ClayFestival.com
    Registration: ONLY 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
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    stephsteph reacted to Marcia Selsor in Saggar Firing   
    I posted some of the pieces I fired over the past few days in my gallery. I am preparing some new work and techniques for this Fall in Minneapolis.
    Moving on today to other low fired possibilities.


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