Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Photo Shop

Photographing my ceramics has always driven me crazy.  But now that I am learning Photo Shop I am really going bananas.  I spend SO much time trying to get my photos right.  I did have my professional photographer come out one afternoon and give me some quick tips.  Being a visual learner that was way helpful!

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But I still feel that I am spinning my wheels!  Ah well, it is a good learning curve that I have embarked upon since deciding to try to market my work online!  One of my customers told me that learning all this new stuff will definitely keep me young! My brain at least!  So, here is a sample of my lastest attempt at Photo Shop.  Any feedback?  Any critques? Please be gentle!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Russian Blog!

I just googled myself to see what I could see!  I was on a Russian Blog!!! Amazing.  They said " Monsebroten is very Modernistic"!   The world is really shrinking.  My nieces boyfriend speaks Russian. I'll have to have him read it to me.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Color Combo on Lotus Vase.

Experimenting with more color combos on the Lotus Vase!  Think I prefer the pinkish violet!  Any comments?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Donations ???

I just donated this Thousand Petal Vase to the Ronald McDonald 2010 Black Tie Gala and Fundraiser.
As Artists we get asked ALOT for donations.  I feel that it is a good thing!  I also donate to my annual local Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity fundraisers  .  I am so busy in the studio being the maker, the bookkeeper , the janitor, the promoter, the repair person etc. etc. that I do not have time to volunteer for local charities. This is a way I feel I can give back to the community!
It is also a great way to do some  advertising! Everywhere I have donated always puts out a stack of my brochures and business cards.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

New color on Lotus Vase

Hope this color will be perfect for someone out there!

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

New color on Lotus Vase

Experimenting with new color on the Lotus Vase.  I really think this works!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Studio Shot

Working on changing the scale of the "Thousand Petal Vases". See the finished work at

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Photographing Pottery!

Trying to photograph my work really is the bane of my existence.  I did not want to be a potter AND a photographer.  I have been trying to photograph my wall pieces and they just do not read well.  They look so much stronger in real life.  I have a professional photographer but with the digital computer age I just cannot afford the money or time to have him shoot everything!!!  It is really a time problem.  I'll let you know it I come up with anything.  Wish I didn't need so much sleep!!!
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