[Clayart] Dates on Pots

Robert Harris robertgharris at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 22:36:22 EST 2017

I use this system with my glaze tests ... but not my pots. Go figure :)!

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 1:07 PM, M Gordon <clayart at earthlink.net> wrote:

> 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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