ranmcc@MSN.COM on sun 9 may 10
I am looking for some small pieces to make that are fairly good sellers to =
put around some bowls. I have plenty of spoon holders=3D2C coffee mugs=3D2=
d small covered jars. Also tried the stopperless salt and pepper shakers th=
at appeared in the last Pottery Making Illustrated. Need about 4o more pie=
ces to fill up kiln loads.
Anyone have any other ideas? =3D20
Appreciate any suggestions.
Lis Allison on sun 9 may 10
On Sunday 09 May 2010, you wrote:
> I am looking for some small pieces to make that are fairly good sellers
> to put around some bowls. I have plenty of spoon holders, coffee
> mugs, and small covered jars. Also tried the stopperless salt and
> pepper shakers that appeared in the last Pottery Making Illustrated.
> Need about 4o more pieces to fill up kiln loads.
These are perhaps a bit obvious, but I sell lots of little squarish teabag
holders, and wee bowls. Both are super quick to make and fit into odd
little open spots in the kiln, esp. under wide bowls etc.
Pine Ridge Studio
steve graber on sun 9 may 10
i found that making faces actually is a strong seller.=3DA0 i was able to c=
er my=3DA0booth fees from "faces".=3DA0 my record in sales was some $550 at=
asadena show once.=3DA0 usually sales are around $250 to $300 in faces.=3DA=
=3D0A=3D0Ai use those styraphoam wig heads, cut in half so it can lie flat.=
i have=3DA0some 12 wig heads and they rack up about 5 to a board.=3DA0 i sl=
ut clay like you're making pizza, then=3DA0slap it over a wig head face.=3D=
he features get retained nicely.=3DA0 the clay generally tears itself=3DA0a=
from the force of slapping it=3DA0onto the face.=3DA0 5 per board, place in=
sun, do another board of 5.=3DA0 by the time those=3DA05 are done, the fir=
oard is dry enough already to remove from the wig heads and repeat.=3DA0 ma=
ng 100 an hour is easy.=3DA0 (california dry climate).=3DA0 =3D0A=3D0Ai gla=
ze them =3D
and glue a fishing line behind the eye balls.=3DA0 i sell them $3.50 each, =
for 10.=3DA0 people generally buy 3 at a time.=3DA0 =3D0A=3D0Ai had no idea=
were into faces!=3DA0 but selling=3DA0these indicated it's actually very co=
.=3DA0 to me they can look creapy and realistic.=3DA0 i have several in the=
kyard.=3DA0 =3D0A=3D0Amy wife messes around sometimes with her cake decorat=
d if i mix up slip like icing, she adds hair, etc, to some faces.=3DA0 thos=
sell for $10 each. =3D0A=3D0Athe faces fit real easy under the "shadows" of=
ls in the kiln.=3DA0 they are useful for glaze testing, and since they have=
agged edges i don't worry about how i handle them.=3DA0 at shows i hang the=
on the latice board i use in my booth.=3DA0 =3D0A=3D0Afor a while i used Du=
ent but found in the sun the glue would let go.=3DA0 E6000 or hard-as-nails=
orks=3DA0very well for=3DA0glueing the strings on.=3DA0 =3D0A=3D0Awhen i sc=
rew up a t=3D
extured pot i also use the thrown clay as a textured slab and slap out text=
ured faces.=3DA0 =3D0A=3DA0Steve Graber, Graber's Pottery, Inc=3D0AClaremon=
ornia USA=3D0AThe Steve Tool - for awesome texture on pots! =3D0Awww.graber=
tery.com firstname.lastname@example.org =3D0A=3D0A=3D0AOn Laguna Clay's website=
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looking for some small pieces to make that are fairly good sellers to put =
=3D0A> around some bowls.=3DA0 I have plenty of spoon holders, coffee mugs,=
small =3D0A> covered jars. Also tried the stopperless salt and pepper shak=
s that appeared =3D0A> in the last Pottery Making Illustrated.=3DA0 Need ab=
4o more pieces to fill =3D0A> up kiln loads.=3D0A=3D0A=3D0A=3D0AAnyone have=
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C Sullivan on sun 9 may 10
Would small honey pots work?
On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 6:41 AM, wrote:
> I am looking for some small pieces to make that are fairly good sellers t=
> put around some bowls. I have plenty of spoon holders, coffee mugs, and
> small covered jars. Also tried the stopperless salt and pepper shakers th=
> appeared in the last Pottery Making Illustrated. Need about 4o more piec=
> to fill up kiln loads.
> Anyone have any other ideas?
> Appreciate any suggestions.
Lynn Goodman Porcelain Pottery on sun 9 may 10
I used to make sushi plates. They no longer sell for me, but the
little wasabi bowls that go with the plates sell very briskly by
themselves ($5 each, retail). They hold about 1/4 cup.
On May 9, 2010, at 8:41 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> I am looking for some small pieces to make that are fairly good
> sellers to put around some bowls. I have plenty of spoon holders,
> coffee mugs, and small covered jars. Also tried the stopperless salt
> and pepper shakers that appeared in the last Pottery Making
> Illustrated. Need about 4o more pieces to fill up kiln loads.
> Anyone have any other ideas?
Fine Porcelain Pottery
John Rodgers on mon 10 may 10
I make recipe mice. Cute little guys with a slot in their backs into
which one can insert a recipe card, or a place card or a business card.
Good to fill holes on the shelves in the kiln. Good seller as well.
Clayartist and Moldmaker
88'GL VW Bus Driver
Melinda Collins on mon 10 may 10
Read my previous post on making Buttons. I increased my gallery sales by
> between $300-$350 consistently, every month, since I added them to what I
> make. They are not a sideline anymore!!
Paul Haigh on mon 10 may 10
Shot glasses. They're also great for glaze tests and you just throw them of=
f the hump
Bonnie Staffel on mon 10 may 10
One of the popular things I used to make were napkin rings easily made =3D
pulled handles and some additions to decorate the thicker ends where =3D
connect with the tails. Easy to make, stamps for texture and also a =3D
tester. I always made them in sets though, but not matching, but by =3D
glaze. Make for great token sales. I was teaching an apprentice to pull
handles and since I paid her for learning had to recoup the cost.=3D20
DVD=3DA0 Throwing with Coils and Slabs
DVD=3DA0 Introduction to Wheel Work
Charter Member Potters Council
Melinda Collins on sun 16 may 10
There are several choices. You can use alumina hydrate as a polishing
medium...I use some pink stuff (how's that for specificity?) that I got a
few years ago from the rock polishing place where I bought my little tumble=
(online) . I polish flat things only 1-2 inches wide and I spend a lot of
time sanding so they are perfect coming out of the kiln-just not shiny.
Barely cover with water , add a spoonful of polishing medium, and try to
forget about them for a week....
On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 3:42 PM, Jacqueline Miller
> Melinda, What do you use in the tumbler when you tumble polish porcelain?
> On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 8:52 AM, Melinda Collins
> > Read my previous post on making Buttons. I increased my gallery sales =
> >> between $300-$350 consistently, every month, since I added them to wha=
> >> make. They are not a sideline anymore!!
> > Melinda Collins
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > website: http://web.me.com/melindacollins
> > Galleries:
> > guadalupeartdogs.com
> > artisansatrockyhill.com
> Jackie Miller