Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hogs, Pigs, and Etsy

Our 4th of July guest has returned home so our photo set up is back out on the dining room table. It would be so great to someday have a spare room to keep it set up permanently... but we are resourceful and make do with what we've got.

One of the big piggy banks is done. The other lost an ear in the bisque kiln but luckily I had back up and number two will go in the next firing. That seems to be the way it goes with special orders.

Salt Pig, Sugar Pig, or whatever you want to store in it Pig. The nice thing is, there is a cork to keep everything inside clean and dry. I am not a fan of leaving food related stuff out without a lid on it, even when I lived up north where it isn't as humid or buggy. Check these guys out in my Etsy shop. 

I will be adding new work from this firing to my Etsy shop over the next couple of weeks. Speaking of Etsy, someone on FB posted a link to an article online that said Etsy is dying. I read the article and then noticed that it was written in 2010... if it's dying, it sure is taking it's sweet time. I have no complaints. Etsy has been a good venue for Jeff and me. We aren't getting rich off of it, but it's been paying some bills each month. It's a hell of a lot easier than packing up and doing a show.


  1. Very nice results indeed! You have a real way with carving and glazing!
    Reports of Etsy's demise may be like those of Mark Twain's "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated!"
    Ummmm......don't be too surprised when you get to N.H. We are having a Summer of the Bug I've learned to rinse everything before using it. Two days ago I had a moth and a mosquito floating in my tea! Ugh!
    Hve you become crazed yet?

  2. Your photos are great...but it's easy with those adorable pigs of yours! What's your dining room set up? I'm always curious how others get the photos done ~ and am constantly tweaking my set up.

    BTW- I LOVE my Meesh Plate that I purchased off of etsy, thank you very much!

  3. Always like to see your pigs. Good to have a backup, I made two big ones this winter. One broke on glazing the other one had too little glaze it's always something.

  4. I think Etsy has been a success for you because you put in the time, maybe it was dying for those that werent dedicated to it.... If you work it, it can be a good source of income.

  5. I like that pig with the more bulbous body and the skinnier snout.

  6. Happy piggies. I make similar salt pigs, some people think they are cats - they don't see the curly tail at first.

  7. Hi Kathy, glad you love your plate!

    Here is a link to a post with our latest photo set up:


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