clennell on fri 1 jul 05
When I took my commerce degrees I majored in Marketing. We were told that
our group would be taught how to spend money while the accountants would be
taught to save money. When accountants save all their money they ought to
learn to enjoy it.
Clayarts accountant e-mailed me and said she lusted after my jug but didn't
need another "pitcher'. In Canada a pitcher hangs on the wall(cultural
language). I informed Bonnie that I don't sell needs, I only sell wants.
Nothing I make is a need to have.
The funny thing about jugs that I usually mention when demonstrating. I make
this vase form and just before I pull the lip I tell everyone that what I am
about to do will decrease the value of this pot by 50%. You can have a vase
in every room but you only need the one jug in the kitchen. A jug is a
kitchen pot and not a livingroom pot except of course in our house.
My jug is about 16 inches tall and by no means would it fit in anyones frig
and you're paying to much to put it away in the frig. It is a vase destined
for a bouquet of beautiful flowers. I just happpen to love the jug form over
that of a vase because it to me offers the most of the human body parts lip,
neck, throat, shoulder, arm, belly, foot and I have even at times in my
juvenile moments added a butt crack.
My shelf of teapots numbers 9. Do I need another one? Oh, yeah! Liz W's
teapot is the daily work horse- it drips all over the place. Just kidding
Liz- just wanted to make sure the ole girl didn't drift off on me. Pots are
an obsession for me. There are so many more pots out there that I just need
to have in the company of my home.
Show your jugs in every room! Fill them with flowers. Don't go there,
Tony and Sheila Clennell
Sour Cherry Pottery
4545 King Street
CANADA L0R 1B1
Liz Willoughby on fri 1 jul 05
Hello Tony and Claybuds,
I wonder how many of us were influenced by Mick Casson, and his take
on Jugs. I remember him saying during a workshop, as he was pulling
a handle for a 2 feet tall jug, that he didn't expect his jugs to be
in the kitchen, but expected them to be by the fireplace or on a
table filled with flowers, and that it was the jug form, in
particular the medieval jug form that he was addicted to making.
I like making jugs too. And I learned something from selling both
jugs and vases in my showroom. People go for the jugs, and even buy
them for presents, but not for using them just as jugs, but as vases
too. They serve a dual purpose. They like that idea. And, Tony, I
sell my jugs for more or less the same price as my vases. Heck, it
takes longer to make a jug!
Dave Finkelnburg was here last week, and we spent a couple of hours
just looking at my collection of pottery, including jugs by Mick
Casson, Bruce Cockrane, Svend Bayer, Ray Finch, Jane Hamlyn, the
Clennells, and on....you learn so much from fondling, picking up, and
looking at other people's work. I think it is very important as a
potter to have a collection of pots around you that you love.
At the end of his stay, Dave said that he believed that the piece
that he liked best of all was a covered small jar made by David
Leach, with his leaf/flower design on it.
One of the best compliments is to know that my teapot is being used.
That means it works!!!!
Meticky Liz from Grafton, Ontario, Canada HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!!!!
>It is a vase destined
>for a bouquet of beautiful flowers. I just happpen to love the jug form over
>that of a vase because it to me offers the most of the human body parts lip,
>neck, throat, shoulder, arm, belly, foot and I have even at times in my
>juvenile moments added a butt crack.
>My shelf of teapots numbers 9. Do I need another one? Oh, yeah! Liz W's
>teapot is the daily work horse- it drips all over the place. Just kidding
>Liz- just wanted to make sure the ole girl didn't drift off on me. Pots are
>an obsession for me. There are so many more pots out there that I just need
>to have in the company of my home.
Lee Love on sat 2 jul 05
On 2005/07/01 22:31:17, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Clayarts accountant e-mailed me and said she lusted after my jug but
> didn't need another "pitcher'.
> Show your jugs in every room! Fill them with flowers.
Tony. We keep flowers in our house. We sometimes give
flowers to friends when we vist (in Japan, when you visit it is good
form to bring a small gift, usually a consumible.) I believe they
are as important for your health as vitamines or good music. Flowers
are affordable here in Japan. Don't cost as much as in St. Paul.
Our pitchers are primarily used for flowers. Jean says the
handle makes them easier to carry and the spout makes them easy to empty.
I support education in this area! Tell people they will live
longer if they bring flowers into their homes and pitchers are good to
keep them in.
Of course, with that standing water, a copper liner glaze might
be good to help keep the water from "turning." ;-)
Hey, I got another shot of the jar at my local train station,
full of flowers. You can see it here:
Toward the middle. The first shot is of the steam locomotive that runs
between Mooka and Mashiko. Also some shots of the Hamada museum.
Lee In Mashiko, Japan