Saturday, December 13, 2008

i've etsy'd

i've posted a bunch of pots on etsy. you can see them here.

i had a bunch of photos to post here but i believe someone has stolen my camera. hopefully i've just misplaced it, but i don't think so. it'll probably be awhile before i get some studio shots on here.

we've had several customers today, looks like the showroom is paying off.

cheers!

3 comments:

Ron said...

Hey, Looks good.

Polly Jones said...

Hi--just discovered your blog through the artists page at CCA where I'm a member also. I'm doing the Etsy thing too, your store looks great! I just added you to my favorites there. My store is called PollyPainting.

Lee Love said...

Just bought me a yunomi for my birthday from your Esty store. Thanks Brandon!

When my Raymond Ave show comes down, I will put some stuff up at Etsy.

Working on an article about Mingei in the 21st century and mingei's connection to conservation and the Green movement.

Brandon, the MacKenzie photo brought back a memory:

When I came up for the kiln opening at Randy's, I told Randy I did an experiment and drove 55 all the way up. He said, "I never drive that slow." I said I normally don't, but wanted to compare fuel cost difference between 65 and 55, at $4.00 a gallon gas.

What I realized, and this is part of my essay, is that your attitude toward clay depends a lot on your background and how you came to it. Many folks in the 60s/70s, came to it out of the environmental and social change movements. Folks with these inspirations look at the craft differently than folks who primarily think of themselves as artiste.

Part of the essay is about the problems folks have had with the Unknown Craftsman concept. University folks claim the Unknown Craftsman is dead. But folks who come from a working class or farm background all know people who work with their hands for a living and they are the same people as the Unknown Craftsman. You want to know their character? Just go talk to a non-corporate farmers.

A couple writers have been in the news lately, Michael Pollan and Kentucky Farmer Wendell Berry. Both these folks have a similar understanding about how the oil/industrial economy have put profits ahead of the well being of people. These are the core realizations of both Yanagi and William Morris.

Off my soapbox! I think the change in social climate means things will be looking up for functional potters in the next couple years.