I'm just taking a break from loading firing XXI to let you know that I will be in St.Paul, MN this next week for the American Craft Council show, April 19-21. If you're in the area stop by and say hello.
I am attempting to revive the blog. Maybe not posting as often as I did years ago but maybe once a week...or every couple weeks? We shall see. I'm sure I will have a number of photos to post from MN when I get back. I also have a humor oriented cup giveaway in the works. But in the meantime...I have a few posts in the works that are a little more content oriented. The problem I have is a) too many thoughts rolling around in my head and b) not enough time to work those out into a meaningful post. So here is where you come in: VOTE! I have listed 3 options for posts that I have outlined but need to be fleshed out. Left to my own devices these would sit as ideas for eternity. So I leave the choice in your hands. The nominees are:
1. The Yunomi Standard: The retarded economics of pricing handmade pottery.
2. Bringing back the guilds: The relevance of our current educational model with regards to traditional craft and why we should abandon it for a modern adaptation of the traditional apprenticeship.
3. Hoesaling: Working harder to produce more repetitive work with shorter deadlines for less money. And why, aside from ulcers, it can be a good idea...at least for the short term.
Much like our own democratic system you hold the illusion of power! Use it wisely. Leave me a comment with your choice and I will knock out a post in the next 2-4 weeks.