Thursday, April 09, 2009

Goblet tops

Some days are a real blue collar existence. Being a potter is a job. A really nice job.. but still a job. This morning I threw these 128 goblet tops, later this morning will come the stems and in the afternoon put the two together. Well, I have many miles left to travel... so keep the wheels spinning, make good pots and have a great day!!
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12 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

Hey, Craig. I'm assuming by those tons of goblets that you sell a bunch of them. Who buys them? That's not a smartass question, I'm just curious. Not many people ask for them around here.

Charles The Potter said...

I'm curious how it is you assemble them. I assemble and trim mine together on the wheel.

When I saw you had an ORDER for 120 I was shocked...who orders that many goblets? and at what price? I sell at medieval and renaissance faires so I have a built in market for them, but outside of that market..they go slowly. I probably do about 200 a year in different sizes. I sell mostly mugs.

Craig Edwards said...

Hollis: Yeah I don't sell many out of my gallery. I wholesale them to corporations for there banquets. One ordered 3600 once. I usually get one or two days of heavy production in a week, it takes the pressure off the rest of the pots. I'm not sure whether that's good or not. I guess someday's it is.

Craig Edwards said...

Hello Charles: I throw the tops and then the stems.. then assemble them on the wheel. I don't do much of this sort of production anymore, but it is nice to have the skills to do it!

Charles The Potter said...

Thanks for the reply Craig. This is a link to a demo video I did for my students.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AHDgC1Q6wM&feature=player_embedded

It usually takes me 1 to 4 minutes on each..which I thought was pretty quick, but if you are making over 100 in a day you must have a really fast method. I'd love to see it!

Craig Edwards said...

Hello Charles: I'll have to figure out a video camera and youtube.

Hollis Engley said...

Hi, Craig: Re your order of 3500 goblets ... yikes! Better you than me.

jimgottuso said...

3600! mama mia... i throw too slow

Amy said...

I throw WAY, WAY slow too. Hope to see one of these finished.

Craig said...

Hey Jim, Amy: I think you'll agree that it's not about speed but your relationship with clay. Keep making those good pots!...

JR said...

Wow 3600 goblets is insane! Big ups

Ron said...

Holy smack that's a lot of goblets.