I get these customers all the time; "You need to make this or that! I bet you'll make a million bucks!" A woman who goes by the moniker "Sparky" and her friend came by yesterday, and Sparky told me how to improve my brie bakers. "Make them stuck on a plate to have room for crackers," she said. Having made my share of one-piece "chip n' dips", that are impossible to store, the idea of making a one-piece brie and cracker tray didn't appeal to me. Unlike many people who persist in pushing their ideas on me, this time it became a game. We had fun -- I made alternate suggestions to her idea, and she tried to tell me how to make a better brie baker. Finally, after about 20 minutes of back and forth and a contest to see who would win in the end, her friend said, "I'LL TAKE IT!" The Tom Gray Pottery brie baker paired with the Tom Gray Pottery kinda square dinner plate won! Thanks Sparky and Sparky's friend!!! I bet I sell a million bucks worth of these!
Jane unloaded the kiln this morning while I walked. It was cool, and having not had many opportunities to walk in the last 6 weeks I took advantage of the 66 degree weather to get some exercise. I have never so looked forward to autumn as I have this summer. Meanwhile, Jane unloaded every single pot, and there were a lot, while I took care of other stuff. When I passed by the table on which most of the kiln load was placed, this one jumped out at me. This piece, somehow, someway, serendipitously reflects the ubiquitous TV ads for zombie, vampire and otherwise otherworldly creature activity among us. Is it the influence of the "lypse?" Who knows.
Here are a couple of images from my space in Seagrove Creations, the first shop (consignment) you will see when you take exit #61 off of Interstate 73-74. If you come to Seagrove and don't find me open, you can find my pots here and in Seagrove Pottery at the intersection of Hwy 705 and Alt. 220. There you will also find the only stoplight in town :-)
This image is from a customer who has been buying my pots for many years. She and her 2 sisters make an annual trip to Seagrove and never leave empty handed. The lamp base is one I made some time ago that I never put on the shelves. My friend took it home and had it fitted up for her bedside table. I think it occupies it's space well.
Lots of new stuff at Tom Gray Pottery!!! New glaze pattern too. Come and see us!!!