Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Doing a line


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A good friend of mine had a friend over for tea and served her in one of my yunomi’s with an undulated rim. Pardon the elitism of using the word yunomi to describe  a cup the shape of a can of Coke.  Now you get my reference to "doing a line".
Her friend was horrified that this apparent professional made work that looked like a beginners. My friend suggested that I am limiting my market by producing such work that is too hard for most to understand. So today I thought hmmmmmmm  forget my pride but I got to put a new gas tank in the CRV and  the Dentist sure dinged me yesterday. So I made some cups with a "so what" rim and just for the exercise put a straight line in the waist line. Beside it is a cup with a undulated rim and a wavvy waist line. For my money the wavvy line and the undulated rim is far more interesting, but then I'm not everyone. So I have a bet with my friend which cup will sell first. I'm usually not a betting person but I'm going  to bet on that horse called " Choose Interesting".
That horse hasn't paid big money yet but it has kept me at the track for over 35 years.

3 comments:

DropStitchChris said...

"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun."
Pablo Picasso

Lee Love said...

I disagree with the potter that says you should only make for a 30 mile circle from where you live. Why should a potter stifle himself? If your neighbors don't like it, make your circle a little bigger.
We don't just make pots to match the color of the couch. We educate our patrons too. They aren't just buying a cup. All your knowledge and expertise is in the package too.

Chantay said...

I figure if someone wants a "perfect rim," they can buy their cups at Wal-mart.