[Clayart] marketing

Cyndy Littleton shorthill at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 10:37:12 EST 2017


That sounds like a wonderful idea too. Do you have any ideas of how to
accomplish this?
I have had people purchase pet urns. I ask if they want them permanently
sealed. If they do, I seal them. If not, then the lid just sits on the urn.
Would love to have some other ideas.

Cyndy

On Jan 10, 2017 10:27 AM, "Paul Gerhold" <gerholdclay at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am kind of curious as to why anyone would want to permanently seal a
> cremation urn.  Having been involved in several scatterings of ashes it
> would seem if the urns had been permanently sealed it would have been
> necessary to break the urn. Seems to me the better solution would be a
> removable seal that would prevent accidental spillage but also allow the
> lid to be removed without having to break the urn.
>
> Paul
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Jan 9, 2017, at 10:59 PM, KATHI LESUEUR <kathi at lesueurclaywork.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I always recommend silicone caulk to seal my cremation urns. It's easy
> to use and nearly impossible to break the seal.
> >
> > Kathi
> > KATHI LESUEUR
> > http://www.lesueurclaywork.com
> >
> >
> >
> >> 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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