Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Sculpture - What Should I Name Them?

I have started making a new variation of my little bird people.

I have been wracking my brain trying to come up with a name for the new work. They are human and they are bird and they need a name. If you think of a cute name for the creatures, please let me know, and if I like the name I will reward you with a FREE sculpture.

Please excuse my work table, I know it is a mess. As you can see in the photo I have been very busy sculpting and glazing. The new pieces in the photo are not fired, that is why their color is so pale. A kiln is about to be loaded, so fire up your imagination and help me name my creatures.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Creating a New Smaller Line of Figures

I have heard so many of my students and fellow artists say that this is a horrible economy for artists. Rubbish I say!

This is a great time to vary your product line. Have your high end pieces for upscale clientele, but also create a more affordable line for the everyday art collector. I have created a line of small pieces with a smaller price tag just in time for season. Smaller pieces also fit into suitcases, and the Florida economy is based on tourism. (Remember to consider your target audience).

Who doesn't love actually being able buy a piece of art without going bankrupt. Think smaller and make big sales. Like the old saying goes: when you are given lemons, make lemonade.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ceramics Monthly Article

More good news. First, if you visit the Florida Craftsmen Gallery website you will see I am currently the featured artist. It seems as the gallery was unpacking my newest shipment of work, the piece which accompanies this entry Palms Read sold. She didn't even make it to the shelf!

I have also had three people say "congratulations on the write up in Ceramics Monthly Magazine". I have yet to get my hands on a copy, but Barnes & Nobles assures me they are receiving the October issue this week and I can't wait to see it.

As a result of the article, I have been asked to participate in a few shows. I truly believe when you follow your dreams, (such as making art and teaching again for me) the universe brings to you all you desire.