pam easley on fri 23 jun 00
Gavin, what a great way to explain the “value” of a pot: make it connected
with a Legend..
Let’s start a workshop to write/develop our own personal legends….we could
brainstorm “legends” -- what makes ‘em, how we can use our own experiences
to develop our own. That is the real marketing scheme, folks. Tell a story
about ourselves, our pots, our kilns, the clay, the glaze recipe, how we
fell into this claypit in the first place.
Sounds like fun to me…..we could also use this workshop in conjunction with
the nutrimug. I particularly liked the “None for Me, Thanks” mug with no
bottom!! What a great way to use those with thin bottoms in the first place,
just trim the guts out of them, thus releasing the tension built up by
throwing them too skinny down there.
Still laughing in Seattle.
Gavin Stairs on sat 24 jun 00
At 01:10 AM 6/24/00, Pam Easley wrote:
>Gavin, what a great way to explain the =93value=94 of a pot: make it=
>with a Legend..
>Let=92s start a workshop to write/develop our own personal legends=85.we=
>brainstorm =93legends=94 -- what makes =91em, how we can use our own=
>to develop our own. That is the real marketing scheme, folks. Tell a story
>about ourselves, our pots, our kilns, the clay, the glaze recipe, how we
>fell into this claypit in the first place.
>Sounds like fun to me=85..we could also use this workshop in conjunction=
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