I’ve always had trouble with signing my pots. Nothing seems to signify “Me”.
BIG RESPONSIBILITY TO NOT MAKE AND KEEP CRAP!
So it has become increasingly important for me to come up with a good pottery stamp or mark for my pots.
Previously, I have signed pots like this:
I don’t think that my mark was very professional and definitely didn’t add to the artistic nature of my work! It was simply a conjoined MW for Marian Williams.
In an endeavour to correct this problem, I had a former student get a chop made for me while he was in China – Thanks Bruce!!!. Unfortunately, it didn’t make a deep enough mark on the clay, but I loved the design!
Recently, I emailed Tools 4 Clay to see if they could make a stamp from the chop. Joel Socwell worked out what I wanted in a stamp and made the chop. I highly recommend their services if you are wanting a stamp! They were great to work with and really did a great job! Their website is www.4clay.com
Here is the result! I love it and I think that it will be more professional and more ME!!
Only one little problem…it is so small, I was afraid that I might lose it! So I had my wonderful husband, Ron, drill a hole (sorry to www.4clay.com!) and he added a copper wire to provide a handle for the stamp! Brilliant! I can hang it up and shouldn’t lose it!