Saturday, March 2, 2013

It's March! [Wanna buy some pots?]

What, am I getting my monthly post out of the way already?

No, I'm trying to make a more conscientious effort to stay connected. So here I am, writing to you on March 2nd, and thinking Maybe - just maybe - you'll here from me again before April Fool's Day comes around.

If you don't follow me on Facebook, you might not know that I've got some pieces I'm featuring as a bit of an inventory reduction movement sale thingamajig. These are pieces that just don't travel to shows with me anymore, as they are either no longer representative of my style (older pieces) or never representative of my style (experimental pieces).  I think I've currently got twenty-some odd pieces listed with dimensions and prices over there, including those pictured below.  For the complete inventory with dimensions and pricing, please check out the full album at Luke Langholz Pottery Facebook.

Arizona Jar #1 - $30

Arizona Jar #3 - $50
Arizona Jar #2 - $32
Arbor Bowl - $40
Flared Bowl - $25
Medium Bowl #1 - $30
Medium Bowl #2 - $35
Grass Vase - $40
Set of Bowls - $60
Tea Set - $80
Bottle Vase - $45
And for a limited time (while they last) I'll be including a small bowl from one of my first glaze-test firings with any purchase. An assortment are seen above.
And this is just a fair sampling. There are more pieces listed on Facebook, as well as more details on each piece including dimensions and glazes, etc.

If you're interested in something listed here, there are a few ways to let me know:
  1. Leave a comment on the blog indicating which piece you'd like, and we'll go from there.
  2. Shoot me an e-mail at lukelangholz (at) msn (dot) com, indicating what you'd like.
  3. Find the photo on Facebook and leave a comment or shoot me a private message about which one you'd like.
Sales are on a first-come basis, and I will accept payment via check, Paypal, or (if local) I'll take cash or credit card.  If you'd like, I can also post a requested pot to Etsy listed as "RESERVED FOR..." and carry out the sale transaction that way.

Note: Local sales will be subject to SD State Sales Tax.

Enough business, though. Enjoying a beautiful, sunshiny March day here this weekend. The air is warm and the grass is... well, most of it is still dead. But it feels practically springy. Of course I see we've got snow in the forecast for later this week, but that's the way it goes.  All that to say, it's hard to drag myself into the dungeon studio when it's sunny up above the ground, but I'll get down there. Got some work to finish up this week, and then I'll be firing soon. Lots of firing. Uff-da!

This week in the studio I've been listening to a lot of music I've picked up from Noisetrade over the last couple of weeks. In case you don't know, Noisetrade is a site that promotes new and established artists by releasing singles, EPs, samplers, and full length albums for FREE LEGAL download in exchange for your e-mail address and zip code.* It's a great place to discover new music, risk free.

Recent highlights receiving a lot of playtime on my iPod include (in no particular order): The Stone Foxes (blues rock), Panda Panda! (electric/eclectic), Rogue Pearl, The ACB's (both alt/rock), Thad Kopec (alt/folk), and a stunning concept record by Heath McNease inspired by the writings of C.S. Lewis (umm... acoustic/singer-songwriter/hip-hop/spoken word?). So I guess recommend checking them out.

Well, I guess that's it for today. Hope things are sunny in your corner of the world and thanks for indulging these verbal expressions. Adios!

*For more information on this business model, here is a fascinating read from singer/songwriter and Noisetrade co-founder Derek Webb on the reasoning behind giving away music for free.

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