How to mark pots?
Well I’ve been thinking and mulling this over for a long while now. Generally, since I started out on my own the pots have been signed as in the picture above with the pottery name and the year.
In the last year or so, occasionally
, when I’m feeling brave, they get the treatment above if you can read it under the scrawl.
When I was doing my apprenticeship they got stamped with a little ‘H’ and Jason’s pottery name. Now I am in a quandary
. What should I do? I like the swirl of slip that I paint on but hmmm
I’m not sure now. I like the stamp too and I know that pottery fans have a tendency
to look for stamps on pots. More and more I am finding that I make almost
two types of pots, the runs of tablewares
and the bigger somewhat more individual pieces, this almost seems to need two different treatments. I started with the pottery name because
at some point I want to take on an apprentice and in that case I felt I would need a pottery name, also what I wasn’t expecting was that galleries and some customers want me and not the pottery if that makes sense. I also like to be able to date the pieces though it can be a bit odd having the odd thing that doesn’t sell for a couple of years and hangs around sitting there with 2005 written on it.
So I was thinking a small stamp and maybe make a small change to it each year, maybe the addition of a dot or two but that could get quite complicated don’t you think? I’d really like to know what you think.
A sad day today, the last ever of Radio 2’s wonderful old geezer Sir Terry Wogan’s breakfast show ‘Wake up to Wogan‘ after something like 27 years. He’s a bit of an institution in Britain and it seems generations of people have grown up listening to his crazy banter. I don’t think I was the only one that found myself with a tear in my eye when he finished. Eee by gum he’ll be missed.
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