You may have noticed (or maybe not, that’s okay) that I took down my pottery page. I’ve decided to take a different, hopefully more professional approach to promotion of my pottery and also the way in which I sell it. No more goofy thrown together, crappy looking pages half-hazardly added to my blog. At some point, I’m going to learn how to make my own website and put up a really nice site that casts my pottery and other artwork in a better light.
I’m also going to stop taking commissions for pottery, possibly for drawings too…but I haven’t decided on that one yet. I had a pottery order that sort of went awry, where I ended up making the wanted items six times, partly due to errors I made, but also due to the sheer unpredictability of pottery. It’s hard to explain to people that you can’t always get the exact color you want, there are just too many variables and you can’t control very many of them at all. So in the long run, even though I had useable pieces, the amount of work and time spent making these items had whittled down the profit to peanuts. Fortunately, I see profit gained in other areas other than money, like experience, for example. In the future I am planning on just keeping a good inventory of several different pieces, and potential buyers can choose from what already exists. Then they’ll be getting something they’ve already seen. I may decide to take on a special order if I get a person who is ordering, say, a whole set of stoneware and understands and appreciates the randomness of pottery…but we’ll see.
So that’s about all now. Just thought I’d explain, in case you were wondering. I was.