Bruce Davis on fri 8 dec 06
Several years ago I saw a post by (I think it by was David Hendley) that if
a customer wanted a pot and for some reason didn't have the cash with them,
give them the pot and your address and tell them to send you the money.
That year I tried it. At the Peter Amderson Festival, a lady wanted a pot
that I had painted with a rain forest scene. It wasn't real expensive--$50.00
so I told her to take it. She was amazed.....about two hours later, she
came back with the cash. The next morning she came back and bought another
After Hurricane Katrina, she came to my booth and told me that her house had
been destroyed and the pots were gone and wanted me to make another rain
forrest pot for her.
This year she came to see if I had made it and I had. I gave it to her
free. She also bought two other pots. Her husband took me to one side and said
he wanted to buy her an big raku pitcher that was a perennial no-sell item
that I just displayed for the hell of it at all my shows. So he came back
later and paid me a big chunk of cash for it. Although I loved that pitcher, I
thought it would never sell......it pays to be a nice guy.....the pitcher is
last item displayed on my blog site if you want to see it......
Bruce Davis, Mud Run Pottery
Taylor Hendrix on fri 8 dec 06
On 12/8/06, Lee Love wrote:
> This is the message of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Ikiru. Folks
> bitch about the state of the world and blame everyone else for it
> being so. As though bitching changes anything. It all starts with
> me and you.
Yepper, I agree.
American pottery tradition is replete with stories of notes left by
potters:"Out ploughing. Please, take what you need, put the money in
the brown jug." Makenzi (sp?) was they same, yeah?
For the sake of thoroughness, I don't bitch to change things, I bitch
to bemoan. All life is sorrow, dammit.
Taylor, in Rockport TX
Taylor, in Rockport TX
Lee Love on sat 9 dec 06
On 12/8/06, Bruce Davis wrote:
> thought it would never sell......it pays to be a nice guy.....the pitcher is
> last item displayed on my blog site if you want to see it......
This is the message of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Ikiru. Folks
bitch about the state of the world and blame everyone else for it
being so. As though bitching changes anything. It all starts with
me and you.
Lee in Mashiko, Japan
"Let the beauty we love be what we do." - Rumi
"When we all do better. We ALL do better." -Paul Wellstone
sacredclay on sun 10 dec 06
A few pills of Prozac and a hot cuppa tea will brighten the view. Not
to mention some clay. LOL Kathryn with a cuppa tea in NC
> For the sake of thoroughness, I don't bitch to change things, I bitch
> to bemoan. All life is sorrow, dammit.
> Taylor, in Rockport TX