|She found me...|
Our Student pottery sale was this past Tuesday on campus. It was a one day sale (not like the 3 day one in November). It wasn't terribly successful as we aren't allowed to advertise much... so it's there for anyone (usually students and faculty) that happen to pass by.
We did OK. I sold my rooster, several chickens, and a fox... as well as a few functional pieces. But the best part of it was getting feedback from the buyers of what they seemed to like and buy. I was asked if I had any tiny roosters (like my chicken size)... which I didn't (but will next time). Someone bought one of my small goblets and wanted to know if I had any more (I did... at home, but had brought mostly larger ones with me - who knew?). And the man who bought my tiny fox was thrilled with it, had me sign it, and wanted to know if I had made any more (I told him 'only one other and that one had gone to a friend in Canada').
Here are a few pics of the student sale:
Some of the potters have been throwing and hand-building for years. Others (like myself) took it up later in life, but still enjoy it immensely.
They say Art is Life and Life is Art... and I never really thought about this until recently. Now I seem to see it everywhere. TV shows and movies are constantly depicting what is happening, has happened, or likely to happen... Art is Life and Life is Art.
I've seen art that I didn't understand, didn't feel the emotion that the Artist felt when the piece was created... and wondered why it was considered 'good'? Now I realize that Art is as individual as the next person... everyone won't 'see' it - but some WILL - And that is something extraordinary. Someone put something from themselves into a form (written, sculpted, painted, etc.) and someone else 'felt, saw, or simply appreciated it. Amazing!
Part of this thought came to me when one of the other potters bought one of my chickens and said, "I have to have him, he keeps talking to me..." I laughed and said, "Yes, I've taught them to do that... ".
OK, time to get on with my day... so much to do, so little time.
|"... always time to nap"|
Enjoyed this post. I would have loved to drop by for a look...and a buy. I saw a few things I liked. They spoke to me...haha!ReplyDelete
And I would have loved to have you drop by...Delete
(guess I may have to make another fox or 2)
Congrats on a successful sale, in every sense. I've had things "speak" to me and just not let me go, nothing special but sometimes a framed print or art card or even my recent (winter) owl rock door step. Little things that resonate with me. :-)ReplyDelete
Kim, I think that's true for all of us... to different extents... and definitely for different reasons.Delete
Julie has beautiful markings; I am not surprised your animals sold they are truly wonderful; have you thought of trying a farmer's market to sell, or perhaps a gallery would take your animals they are great and everyone seems to have a favorite animal no matter who they are.ReplyDelete
No, Linda, I've never thought much about marketing (not that a few extra bucks wouldn't come in handy when one's retired). The Clay Club I belong to is through the college and they put on these student sales. But I guess if there was a real interest, I might check into that. If I continue to make my little critters, they probably would love to have homes to go to.Delete
I do keep having to remind myself that art is not making things for others to like but for your own creativity to show.ReplyDelete
Nice to know that your pieces have gone to good homes and are appreciated.
I think getting lost in the process is the appealing part.Delete
I enjoyed your thoughts on art..."Art is life, and life is art." I like thinking of it in that way. Really everything we do is a form of art. What fun...a "Clay Club!" I am a little envious! :~) I do love your little critters!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Chip. I do enjoy making them. They speak to me and we have a constant conversation going. Right now I'm in the process of making a small rooster... and the hens are quite excited!Delete
I'm so glad to know that you've discovered that other people love your art. You may have taken it up later in life, but it's spilling out of you now, and there are people ready to catch your tiny critters. Well done, Rain. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, DJan. Your comment about it "spilling out of me" made me laugh. It is 'spilling over' into my front room, that's for sure.Delete
Well done! Getting feedback is great, especially when it is positive.ReplyDelete
Julie is a lovely girl and Jack was very handsome. Have a great weekend!
Yes, feedback is helpful in lots of ways. Not only does it give you encouragement, but it sometimes guides you into different directions.Delete
Art is life...indeed.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a successful show. To have your work appreciated, and to receive valuable feedback on what people are looking for is wonderful. Pottery is so useful, and I think that alone makes it a desirable art to own for many.ReplyDelete