Wednesday, February 17, 2010

mugged culinary schmulinary..





anyone else spending a lot of time shoveling snow? jeez louise!
so this is a recent conversation in my head. i stand looking at the row of large platters, starting to amass and take over my studio.
should i make some smaller work? i am enjoying making this large platters, working first as a potter, and then as a painter, i am well fed, my belly need for variety stuffed and slumbering joyfully as the hands sing a song in colors across the clay. but yet the nagging thought forks my mind, shouldn't i make some mugs? why after all they sell well and these platters aren't exactly in the impulse snack isle. i have procure a part-part time gig waiting tables twice a week, to offset the fact that i am not selling as much
fare, this winter has been a new adventure in cooking with clay, and while it has been a success in the studio, i have yet to get financial feedback from the public. yes it would help if i put these platters in more than one gallery, and yes this is the off season. and as far as the pagoda planters go, they are quite tasty but ice cream does not fare the masses palate in dead winter. as i write the aroma of decision becomes palpable, i can fairly taste the answer that seeps out from under the silver colander of personal inquiry. i should make some damn mugs! this entry was dully faceted out of my mind after imbibing ken burns delectable mark twain documentary;)

6 comments:

jim gottuso said...

i hate that dilemma too and it always seems like i feel the need to make mugs right when the creativity if flowing. beautiful platters again

Tracey Brome said...

Same here. Will more people buy really cool pit fired houses and shrines or mugs? Well.... what do you think? You gotta feed the beast though. Everyone always says, make what you love and they will come. I wonder if that is really true or simply justifying the strong need to make what you love! I think you need to source some very cool galleries. It's just snow stall right now, on purpose to make us rest a bit I think.

cindy shake said...

That damn "pay the bill art" usually gets in the way right when I'm on a roll as well! But I've learned that if the little accounting voice is speaking, I listen -sadly it's what allows me to buy more material to make more art that's not "pay the bill art!"

Zoe Nelson said...

Snow shoveling is the new thing to do when you can't get out to do other forms of exercise because there's too much snow.

Winter is the time that I try new things, too. But there's always that little voice saying "you need to build up your inventory. Spring really WILL come!"

prin said...

Mug girl agrees with this decision. ;)

www.jeffmartinceramics.blogspot.com said...

hi princess, good to see you here, yes you like orange mugs right?;) thanks for the feedback everyone, i feel better knowing this is fairly "normal artist" mind banter. and when it comes down to it i like making mugs, just not lots and lots!