mel jacobson on mon 3 sep 07
that is why my orange card says...SALE
it is never an exhibit, show, or a time to look or gawk.
customers come to buy.
that is the intent of the card.
come and buy pots.
i have said in the past...if they come to praise me,
say nice things....it is taking my valued time from
customers that want to buy pots.
i love those bags full of 4 or 5 pots.
or a big box...
`can i help you take those things to your car?`
chris is totally correct.
what is your favorite glaze.
what pots do you like or need.
or, what shall i make for the next sale..?????
and, i think i told every customer.
`remember the december sale....i will
have more pots, and stop anytime you
need a gift.`
Clayart page link: http://www.visi.com/~melpots/clayart.html
Craig Martell on mon 3 sep 07
mel was saying:
>if they come to praise me, say nice things....it is taking my valued time from
>customers that want to buy pots.
The above reminds me of what one of my now retired potter friends used to
say. "I appreciate the positive comments but compliments make thin soup."
regards, Craig Martell Hopewell, Oregon
Lee Love on mon 3 sep 07
On 9/3/07, Craig Martell wrote:
> The above reminds me of what one of my now retired potter friends used to
> say. "I appreciate the positive comments but compliments make thin soup."
We all come to pottery from different perspectives. My
attitude is subversive. I am not so interested in fostering
consumermism as I am interested in promoting citizenship. I would
rather inspire someone to be creative than sell them a pot. For most
of human existence, we have been makers so we need to use our hands.
On the otherhand, I buy pots from folks who are already
creative. In Mashiko, when I set aside a morning, afternoon or
evening to show at potter around, the nicest thing for that potter to
do is buy a pot from me. Often the wealthy folks don't, but the
students always do. Go figure.
Lee in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
"Making pots should not be a struggle.
It should be like walking down a hill
in a gentle breeze." --Shoji Hamada