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  1. Was in S F at the Asian art museum on other business with the museum store and the store director invited me into their first annual sale for local artists at the museum. I thanked her and declined, very nice to get the offer for one of the spots, but it seems like a lot of trouble dragging a bunch of big fragile ceramics around the city to and from the car only to lug most if not all home and paying a huge commission in the process. Probably a mistake passing, but it just doesn't feel like a good fit for me at the moment. Might be something someone else local might want to investigate, there may be an opening for the sale and the director is planning to make this sale annually.

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    2. 1515art

      1515art

      Hi LeeU and thanks,  truth is I really hate selling at shows and the whole pricing my work thing.  We may do some ongoing business with the museum store and if that happens I think I could do it later if I changed my mind and if not I don't really care... 

    3. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      Here's to hoping this puts you in the sphere of  'hard to get' artists.  But anyway all you can do is follow your instincts, your explanation for why you passed it up makes perfect sense. It's obvious from the quality of your work there will be more opportunities down the road that will  fit you better. Your work is great, it's easy to see why they want it on display. 

    4. 1515art

      1515art

      Yappy, thanks for the very kind words of encouragement, I guess all any of us can do is enjoy the process and see where it takes us and hard to think too far ahead...but, sure would be nice to be "hard to get."

      good luck to you as well, clark

  2. I've been chomping at the bit to get outdoors, clear my creative head...so, after a few delays, my wife was sick (better not go yet) and so on and so forth I finally made it out on the road at 3am Wednesday morning (insert happy face here). The road was empty and conditions were clear, the drive up to lovelock was easy as 6 hour drives go and the gnawing pain on the left side of my lower back was tolerable. I checked into the casino at 9 in the morning and they had a room ready right away...

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    2. 1515art

      1515art

      Poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed...

    3. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Good to have you back.

    4. 1515art

      1515art

      Thanks Marko, good to be back refreshed and ready to get dirty.

  3. I just got a great report back from an artist friend, her son is taking his first ceramics class in high school, so I gave him an hour lesson on the wheel one night when they were over visiting. His ceramics class just had their first day throwing on treadle wheels and he was able to throw a nice pot on his first try, the instructor told him he was the best new student he'd ever had! His mom and dad are both artists so I think he has great natural talent as well. His parents want to w...

    1. 1515art

      1515art

      He is also very shy, so being singled out in class was very special day for him.

    2. Denice

      Denice

      I taught my son some throwing but I wasn't his thing. He did get into photography, the dark room processed film type.

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      His skill level is also a direct reflection of his teacher.

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