[Clayart] marketing

Cyndy Littleton shorthill at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 11:11:46 EST 2017

Rather than use an epoxy, do you think a low fire clear glaze could work? I
have been asked to do an urn for a family pet and have been wondering how
to seal it.


On Jan 9, 2017 10:29 AM, "mel jacobson" <melpots2 at visi.com> wrote:

> following arnold's advice:
> potters should check out your local undertaker/funeral home and see if
> they will carry your urns.  i know this could be a huge business
> opportunity.
> as most of you know, urns etc from those places are running in the
> hundreds of dollars, and i suppose they like the cheap chinese made urns
> best.  buy for ten bucks, sell them for three hundred.
> but, worth a try.
> many smaller town funeral homes would love to have
> `home made` urns.  (it would help to let customers know that your urn will
> last 50,000 years. (i fill urns when they buy from me, extra service as
> needed.  does not bother me.
> just ash.)  those cheap wooden urns, or fake copper will fall apart in ten
> years.  those metal urns will rust out in about five years if buried.  by
> the way, i epoxy the lids on.  sure don't want that spilling on the living
> room rug.
> it sure has been easy for me to promote my work on the net with `
> melpots.com` address.  and, it is easy to remember.
> please note:  if you are going to approach a funeral home for interview,
> dress up, have samples, your card and a brief history of buried ceramics.
> it is the oldest hand made item in the world.  it will last `forever...`
> sell that with
> information.
> oh, and remember some very fine restaurants are needing very unusual
> ceramics for very modern food service.  worth a try.
> colleen has sold over 100 jars for rollups, you know, fork and knife. many
> are liking that pot full of forks...makes it easy for the server. casual
> dining places love them.
> mel
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