[Clayart] marketing

M Gordon clayart at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 10 15:36:05 EST 2017

Why put the ashes in an urn if your going to scatter them? They usually  
do it right out of the box they come in. My ex-mother in law was from  
Hawaii and they suspended her box in a leigh with a water absorbent  
material that would disintegrate from the water and as it floated away   
it would deposit her ashes in the ocean off Oahu.Mike Gordon
On Jan 10, 2017, at 4:59 AM, Paul Gerhold 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
>> 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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