“Pottery for me is not a pursuit of glory, but a daily discipline of pursuing accuracy. In India it would be called my dharma. Life is dual. There is matter and spirit and one cannot function completely without the other. For creativity, the spirit side, to work, the matter side must be strong enough to hold the spirit side. If the form has cracks, the spirit leaks.”
Having high-quality, beautiful product photography is extremely important when it comes to running your e-commerce business. Because the shopper can not touch or handle your items, having photos that are detailed, clear, and from different angles will allow them to see your product in the best possible light. While there are many tips out there that can help you achieve beautiful product photography, I believe that the three I listed are the most important ones to follow.
Last month, Courtney from Hey Rooster contacted me about sending two pieces to her shop in Nashville, Tennessee. I had no idea what it was about but I knew that I just HAD to be a part of it so I sent her my two favorite cassius basaltic cups.
Test tiles are a pain but essential if you are interested in refining your work. It helps you test combinations of glazes as well as provide you with something tangible to see what glaze looks like on different clay bodies. Otherwise, if you’re like me, you forget very easily. There are many different ways in making test tiles.
I am so incredibly blessed with an amazing support system of family and friends who encourage me every step of the way. My very traditional parents gifted me with a pottery wheel so I can create at home instead of making an hour long drive to the studio. My friends ordered custom pieces from me and are endlessly sharing my work with others.