woofpots at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 13 15:54:00 EDT 2017
for many folks color distracts one's apprehension of good form, but when one brings the right balance of colors to good forms, the pots fly out the door as the $$$ jingle in to the tune of the "squeals" of complimentary expressions of delight that mel mentions.
Set prices just a wee ahead of production ability and its a feeding frenzy for both customers, and potter trotting off to the bank.
david.....................nothing matters unless one declares it to be so.........
From: Clayart <clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com> on behalf of M Gordon <clayart at earthlink.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:41 PM
To: Clayart international pottery discussion forum
Subject: Re: [Clayart] violet
Years ago a parent came into the main office where I sold pots to fund
my clay program in high school, asking for a glaze that looked like Egg
Plant. I went HUH??? What's an egg plant?? I'm really on top a my
veggies.. so it was explained to me that it was a deep purple color.,
Never got one but it was a pretty funny event from those days. BUT not
as strange as .. a student came up to me & asked if he could make a big
penis for his mom (who taught sex ed.) for condom demonstrations! I
said NO tell her to use a banana !! Never a day went by, Mike Gordon
On Jul 11, 2017, at 4:04 AM, mel jacobson wrote:
> thanks jeff, you more than understand.
> we who were raised on semi matt tan, oatmeal
> and the concept of hand made dishes with `earth tones`
> have to be careful when dealing with modern color.
> it may make us lose total control.
> i am showing the pot/color with a sort of smile.
> it is actually rather nice. so, i thought i might
> share the idea. i more than stumbled on to it.
> on a serious note...there is a really fine line between producing
> quality color, sophisticated pots that charm your customer and crap
> that looks like it was made by a circus clown. i am walking that
> line. we will see where it goes.
> mel................i do however, enjoy the squeals of
> `oh mel, that purple is devine`. that teapot sold in an hour and i
> have orders already for more. who knew?
> Mel's Website: www.melpots.com<http://www.melpots.com>
1 . mel jacobson. minnetonka, minnesota . I am a Minnesota potter doing functional stoneware. My work represents a lifetime of work and study.
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