Hi, I'm updating my personal info. I'm still a grandmother but the
grandaughters are graduating from college in May, so in the past the profits from my "enterprise" that went into
their emergency college funds is now just going into a "general emergency fund" . With things they way
they are right now, who know where the money will end up. The one grandaughter is getting her nursing degree and is
focusing on neo-natal, the other is getting her masters in education and the youngest of those three draws blood at a local
hospital and is thinking of going into research.
I got into doing horsehair
pottery via my youngest grandaughter who is in high school and LOVES horses, she has two and shows them. I got
tail hairs from her trainer in exchange for a finished pot and she subsequently ordered two for her students who had lost
their horses. I figured there was a way for me to earn some money to help my grandaughters out. I
have to tell you I am afraid of horses, just now getting where I will pet my granddaughter's horses' noses. They are big and beautiful and am finding out that they can have some very fragil
health problems. It gives me a great deal of pleasure to do these memory pots for you people and your buddies.
Your stories are all different but the great love is the same.
My pots are
not perfect. I don't do perfect. Life is too short for that. I try and do quality work tho.
I love to quilt and joined a quilting club and boy did those ladies intimidate me! They did do perfect work.
All the points matched, all the seams were just so. I tried, really tried, for a whole year and I just can't do
perfect. Took all the fun out of it for me. So, if you want perfect, you need to find another potter.
On the same hand, if you are not 100% happy with your finished pot, you don't pay me.
I try and keep my prices as low as I can. I've seen so many things handcrafted that I would love to have
and couldn't afford them with anything other than my eyes and memory, that I keep that in mind with mine. There
will probably be a small increase after the first of the year as all my materials and electricity have gone up.