23 March 2015

Pottery Wheel - Semester 2


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.***


Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Gifted to Freddy, thanks for always believing in my abilities.

Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Gifted to the school nurse for tending to my bee sting

This one belongs to the mister, the colors in this photo don't do it justice

Gifted to my grade school friend, Jess

Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Don't quite recall where this one went

Had some issues with firing

This one suffered the same firing accident

As well as this one

Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Donated to Empty Bowls Charity

Gifted to Jess for xmas

Gifted to Nina

Has a chip in it so it lives in the shed

Gifted to my penpal Jamie

Lives in the shed cause it's ugly

I don't know where this one went

Sending this one to hardkoretom

Xmas gifted

Xmas gifted

Xmas gifted

Xmas gifted

Xmas gifted

Porcelain bowl I made for the mister

Sending this one to The Devil Wears Parsley

Xmas gifted to Brenda

Xmas gifted to Ryan

Xmas gifted

Xmas gifted

Lives in my cupboard as it is now the biggest mixing bowl I own

Xmas gifted

Xmas gifted
My photo skills have not gotten any better as you can tell.  The photo class has a great work area but the lighting is too blue.  I may try color adjusting after photographing at some point.  Or I may just be a lazy ass and just let them be as they are. 

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