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January 17, 2007

A Store Is Born

Filed under: General,Oten Gallery,Potters — odin @ 11:03 pm

Not exactly big news in the universe, a store is born every day on mothership earth, but I’m excited nonetheless. Anyone browsing this site on Jan. 17, between 9:00 and 9:30 pm (PST), saw it happen. There were definite convulsions as the new files I prepared on my home server were transferred up and last minute glitches eliminated. With the exception of one particularly recalcitrant positioning issue in the header menu when moving to the photo albums, things should be stable for a while now.

As for the “Oten Gallery”, my plan is simple and I wonder why I had not thought of it earlier. After doing a couple podcasts it suddenly occurred to me that it would be nice to run an online gallery. I would get to handle many pots made by many potters, and potters who might find it difficult to trade their wood fired wares could have an outlet which reaches a broader audience (presuming of course it works out in the long run).

Setting up shop has been a real learning experience. Some fun and some not so much.  Figuring out new software packages was hard and often frustrating.  Learning how to use a light tent to take pictures of the pieces I received has been much more fun. In any event, the dreary part is over and I’m looking forward to the chance to see many fine pieces of wood fired pottery in the future.

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