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tiny pots, big money

updated mon 24 jan 05


clennell on sun 23 jan 05

Each year at the Toronto Outdoor Show we seem to get positioned beside a
woman that makes porcelain minatures. We come in a PU truck and our Outback
packed to the rafters. She marches to her booth with a suitcase that
contains thousands of dollars worth of pots. A little tiny wee t-pot of hers
costs as much as one of my generous t-pots woodfired. I'm sure a pay load in
her electric kiln would pay off my truck.
I've always told customers that the best value in our showroom are the big
pots. Fewer survive, they are bitch to glaze and all the extra effort.
Smallies always seem to get kissed by the kiln too. There is a far better
margin of profit the smaller you work.
Mum has my cup at the computer. I like to think I'm making her think.
You'd be surprised at how affordable good pots are. You can have them,
groceries and a bottle of wine.
Pots for a potter are a need not a want.

Tony and Sheila Clennell
Sour Cherry Pottery
4545 King Street
Beamsville, Ontario