[Clayart] Dates on Pots

M Gordon clayart at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 13 15:07:06 EST 2017

You might try this..... a years worth of numbers and the new year add a  
letter ...... 1-A ,2-A,3A the following year start with #1 & add B.  
When I was working in a bronze foundry I was making thousands of belt  
buckles for Well Fargo Bank, we used this system and the bank had some  
print out verifying that this was an official W.F. buckle, with each  
purchase.Mike gordon
On Jan 13, 2017, at 11:05 AM, Deborah Thuman wrote:

> I’ve taken to numbering my pots. I keep a glaze notebook were I put  
> the pot number along with the glaze or glazes I used. That way, if  
> someone asks me to make an additional piece with the same glaze, I’m  
> not sitting there scratching my head and wondering what glaze I used.  
> Customers seem to like knowing they can ask me to make a  
> mug/canister/bowl/whatever in the same fashion as the piece they  
> already have.
> I wanted to start over with #1 each year but I’m rethinking how to do  
> that after reading your post. 1-17, 2-17, 245-17 was what I had in  
> mind. Now, I’m thinking about changing the stamp a tad each year.  
> Norataki changed the color and style of the stamp on the back of their  
> china every few years. Collectors -me being one - can date the piece  
> by the stamp. Perhaps a different wash on the bottom of the piece each  
> year???? Blue year. Green year. RIO year.
> Deb Thuman
> debthuman at zianet.com <mailto:debthuman at zianet.com>
> https://debthumanblog.wordpress.com  
> <https://debthumanblog.wordpress.com/>
> I read somewhere that 77 percent of all the mentally ill live in  
> poverty. Actually, I’m more intrigued by the 23 percent who are  
> apparently doing quite well for themselves.
> Jerry Garcia
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