[Clayart] marketing

M Gordon clayart at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 9 14:47:31 EST 2017

Use what ever glaze is on the out side. I would worry about the long  
life holding power of low fire glaze, but if it's applied thick enough  
around the lid it might hold OK, Mike Gordon
On Jan 9, 2017, at 8:11 AM, Cyndy Littleton 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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