[Clayart] marketing

Paul Gerhold gerholdclay at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 12:55:23 EST 2017

Lots of ways come to mind. You could use matching holes in lid and pot and do wonderful decorative ties.  Or there is always earthquake or similar tacking putties.  Or of course just tiny dabs of silicon. And I am sure there are many other creative ways.


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> On Jan 10, 2017, at 10:37 AM, Cyndy Littleton <shorthill at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
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>>> 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
>>> 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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