[Clayart] What is the difference between a potter and one who makes pottery?

Kathi kathi at lesueurclaywork.com
Tue Oct 11 16:40:20 EDT 2016


Cut from heavy weight cardboard. I also make dividers from blue sheet styrofoam to use between trays which put in the box on edge.



Kathi LeSueur
lesueurclaywork.com

> On Oct 11, 2016, at 1:02 PM, Cyndy Littleton <shorthill at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Great advice! How do you make your dividers?
> 
>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 10:07 AM, Kathi <kathi at lesueurclaywork.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Take comments, good or otherwise, with a grain of salt. Some will rave
>> about your work, others will tell their friend that it isn't very good. One
>> person will comment how reasonable your prices are. The next will ask for a
>> discount. Set your prices and stick to them. The person who bought at full
>> price will feel like a chump if they hear you lower the price for the next
>> sale. When they say, "I'll be back", they rarely will. Don't take it
>> personally. Make your set up and teardown as easy as possible. If you put
>> dividers in your boxes you can just drop pots in the slots instead of
>> wrapping.
>> 
>> Good luck.
>> 
>> Kathi LeSueur
>> lesueurclaywork.com
>> 
>>> On Oct 11, 2016, at 9:00 AM, Cyndy Littleton <shorthill at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I just participated in my first juried art show. It was a learning curve,
>>> but also very enjoyable. On several different occasions I received almost
>>> identical comments regarding how I was a potter unlike others at the show
>>> who were making pottery. I didn't know if I was being insulted or
>>> appreciated. I did sell well and enjoyed the interaction with people
>>> immensely, but these comments hung on in the back of my mind throughout
>> the
>>> weekend.
>>> 
>>> For those of you who have been at this for a while, can you offer some
>>> words of wisdom??
>>> 
>>> Cyndy Littleton
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