[Clayart] marketing

KATHI LESUEUR kathi at lesueurclaywork.com
Mon Jan 9 22:59:44 EST 2017

I always recommend silicone caulk to seal my cremation urns. It's easy to use and nearly impossible to break the seal.


On Jan 9, 2017, at 12:34 PM, Tommy Humphries wrote:

> 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. 
> Sent from my iPad
>> 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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