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  1. I think my problem is that industrial pottery often doesn’t do functional better. They make cheap. They make identical. They make shiny. They make inoffensive. They make boring. It’s like, why eat at a locally-owned restaurant? Friday’s has a good selection of food. There’s one 20 minutes away from everywhere. It’s consistent, cheaper, often faster, and clean. But, it’s also pretty much aimed at the inoffensive middle of taste in every dish. Life is more than that. In pottery, I want variety, visual interest, consideration of the user’s comfort, pleasing design, na
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    Mugs

    I know you make teaware for the Japanese market; so, is there a Japanese buyer for this sort of american woodfired mug?
  3. I am no expert in lead, and I certainly wouldn't put it on any of the functional work that I do. Its just not worth thinking about from a liability standpoint, and the lawyer in me says "Who knows what some kid would do, even with a sculpture?" That said, I have read some older ceramics books that contained extensive discussion on using lead in glaze. At some point I read The Potter's Craft by C.F. Binns, and I recall that he discusses in detail the chemical formulas and differences in red lead and white lead. I believe he had a variety of recipes for lead glazes. You can get electronic c
  4. You didn't include any pictures on the inside of your shop. I visited your website and I was particularly impressed with the displays inside. You experience in retail really shows in all aspects of your operation.
  5. I'd like to echo Mea in a way. I am a student of hers, but I also fit the demographic that Mea sells to - craft fair enthusiasts with upper middle income. I happen to go to the types of shows she participates in. I went to many of them before she started doing them, like the Smithsonian show. I've paid up to $60 for a mug. I bought a mug from Sang Joon Park for over $40 at ACC Baltimore, broke it a week later, and bought a second mug from him at the Smithsonian show. The reason I'm estimating his price? I can't remember it. I didn't really care how much it was. So, were there cheap
  6. It has some resemblance. Here is the site for John Arnold Taylor which shows the somewhat more subdued surface he is using. http://www.johnarnoldtaylor.com/Gallery.asp?GalleryID=62296&AKey=4J924LSX But the bowls you have shown are interesting. Thanks any more info you have collected? I have been reading what can promote crackle surface from Robin Hopper`s books and including reticulated glazes and black slips (underneath the glaze). Also very interesting. John Brit also has crackle slip in his publication on high fire glazes (page 62). I'm pretty much a beginner. My teacher reco
  7. I have a similar question; is the surface on the pots like these? http://www.rob-barnard.com/whiteware/rb_whitewareList.php?image=rb_whiteBowls1_pop
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