Thursday, May 31, 2012

The artist and the art educator

There are some art educators who don't pursue their own art and some that don't even consider themselves to be an artist! I'm definitely making an effort to not be one of those teachers. This spring I took an opportunity to set up at our local farmers market with my ceramic pendants and other pottery pieces at Nashville's Meet N' 3 Friday night event. They host this event the first Friday of every month, or started to recently. Needless to say I didn't do very well but I'm going to keep trying!

Today I set up my very first etsy shop! Yay me! I'm pretty excited about this so I wanted to share a few pictures of my work and mention that the link to my shop is now at the top of this page.

Whether you are making work for yourself, therapeutic purposes, or to sell I encourage all of you to get dirty this summer and create something. It is good for our mental health, our minds, and spirits that we are active artists in one way or another continuing to create and inspire ourselves so that we can do a better job of inspiring our students.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rachel!
    Congratulations on your new teaching job...nothing like a new art room, kiln and students. I was fortunate to be in the same situation 10 years ago and I'm still there.
    I love your clay work and will check out your Etsy shop soon. I wanted to pass on to you an idea for possibly selling your work. A friend of mine is a potter and she sells similar pieces in an Antique Mall. She has sold clay pendants in the 1,000s I am sure...$2 to $3 a piece for a small clay disk with a hold in the top. She stamps them, glazes them and on some she provides the string. These are all made from her leftover clay for larger pieces.She has baskets and baskets of them along with her other pottery pieces in her booth. I shared a booth with her for a while, but she outgrew me:-) Good luck with all your new adventures! Best, Vicki