Gene and Dolita Dohrman on wed 6 aug 03
"If my working in the studio day in and day out for 25 years doesn't =
more money for a pot than a person that had a career outside the studio =
I have failed miserably. My pots ought to be worth more, because they =
to be better." Clennells
Now if that doesn't start an uproar I will be surprised!!!!
Gene and Dolita Dohrman
1811 Edenside Avenue
Louisville, Ky 40204
clennell on thu 7 aug 03
Sour Cherry Pottery
> "If my working in the studio day in and day out for 25 years doesn't allow me
> more money for a pot than a person that had a career outside the studio then
> I have failed miserably. My pots ought to be worth more, because they ought
> to be better." Clennells
> Now if that doesn't start an uproar I will be surprised!!!!
> Gene and Dolita Dohrman
Dolita: Don't see why it should cause an uproar. It's absolutely true. We
have gone over the idea that making more things eventually helps you to get
better. If they are better they will get more money.
Last year when I taught almost all year I noticed sheilas work growing
unbelieveably. She had more time in the studio and it showed. Me being a
very conscientous teacher was thinking about my students work all the time
and gave little time to my own. If you go to work each day at another job
and all you can do is think about your own pots. Quit that job tomorrow! If
you're a teacher, quit it today!
Yes, you can retire at 65 and start your second full time career. I will
have put in 30 full time years when I hit 65. I ought to have somewhat of an
edge(maybe not financially).
> i was at a show of a fairly noted potter in our area.
> all pots started at 700 and went to 1700.
> a small soy bottle, 800 dollars.
> nothing sold.
> and, who would buy it.
> now, that is all ego.
> a full time job as a professor...he does not have
> to sell pots. but, the ego demands the prices are
Mel: for the most part i see no difference between you and him. One has a
job and demands high prices and one has a pension and demands low prices.
Look at both of you from the eyes of someone in Minnesota trying to make a
living from their pots. One is competition for the most expensive pots they
make and one is competition for the bread and butter pots.
The egoless pot was made by that guy "The Unknown Craftsman" . We all have
In the end there are only so many pottery bucks to go around. We are all
after our share.
I got some $5 business card holders to extrude from the pugmill. Gotta run!