During my second semester I ended up gifting most of my items. I hate clutter and I missed the student sale because I went on a cruise to Mexico. I have always heard handmade gifts are always nice to receive, maybe... maybe not. I won't be gifting things for xmas again. I have a few more things to make for people who have requested something and then I may open up shop. I've been asked a few times if I sell my pieces or have a business card: no on both counts. Why not? I really don't feel my stuff is worth it but if people are asking, there has gotta be a market right? So with a few exceptions, I am going to start selling my goodies. At least that's what I am saying now. It depends on my motivation and I don't want to have a supply/demand type situation. I think it would take the fun and therapy out of it for me. I may just produce as I have been and then post things up to etsy or a similar type site. Anyone have thoughts on this?
I also took Raku during my 2nd semester and the pieces are very cool looking but they lack functionality. I hate things that don't serve a purpose... and to me, art for the sake of art and just looking at it, it's not good enough. I will be posting my Raku projects in my next post. All of the pieces below are microwave, dishwasher and oven safe which means they are also food safe; very useful!
***Spoiler Alert: For hardkoretom, if you don't care for surprises, read on. If you care, maybe wait a week or so before reading on. I gotta get myself down to the post office next week.***