[Clayart] glue on urns
melpots2 at visi.com
Tue Jan 10 10:15:07 EST 2017
i always ask the customer what they plan on doing with the
urn. `how do you want to keep it, or will you scatter ash,
or bury the urn????`
if they are going to keep the urn in their home, i use a few
drops of epoxy to hold the cover on. just avoid spilling.
if it is going in the ground, i run a bead around the entire
if they want to scatter, i fill a small plastic bag for the
ceremony. some want it all scattered...then i suggest a
`shoe box` and don't mess with the urn.
how often do i say...`it all depends`.
as with all artists that sell stuff, you are guided by your
client. i think we are all sort of like an architect...you
get information and serve the client. after all, they live
in the house...and with art, they live with the art...if
they hate red...i leave it out of the painting. just makes
sense..they pay the bill.
i tend to keep away from religious symbols on my urns.
keep them simple. but, if the order comes for a cross, i
put one on the urn. simple, easy to do. as a trained
professional i can work with any color the client wishes to own.
i keep on stressing the importance of `client relations`.
many that come from the world of college often think that
their roll is `my artistic integrity and my voice is all
that is important.` well, good luck with selling your voice.
this topic has been emphasized with the help of colleen.
her stories are legion. what 22 year old art students
believe, and think what will happen.
but, would they be surprised to see how many mugs she sells
with the outline logo of the state of minnesota. hundreds at
$25. she is not worried about her `voice`...she worries
about how to get to the studio and make stuff to sell so she
can pay cash for dunwoody vocational school.
she sees herself as a fine, hard working, creative crafts
women, that is professionally trained.... i agree.
or,like the great line from the movie `babe`...`good enough
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