[Clayart] marketing

Tommy Humphries tommyhumphries at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jan 9 12:34:54 EST 2017

The epoxy is a much more certain seal...doing a glazed on cover seems more permanent, but often using a low fire over a high fire, you can have separation..
I have used the epoxy putty, a bead around the top edge of the jar, the lid snugs down onto it, a slight twist to seat, and done...no messy runs as with 2 part epoxy.
Urns used to be sealed with tar...kinda smelly for use in homes.

 Tommy Humphries. 

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> On Jan 9, 2017, at 10:11 AM, Cyndy Littleton <shorthill at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Cyndy
>> 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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