Gallery ShopBlogPhoto AlbumsClaysMistakesBuild / FireNekoLinks / ContactBook

Firing Log

ancient kiln | 21st century logbook

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.

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

NOTE: I welcome your comments. However, due to the amazing volume of spam comments I receive, I manually review and approve each comment. As a result, it may take a day or two for your comment to appear. Please do not let the delay discourage you -- if it is pottery related, I will happily approve the comment.

NOTICE: by posting a comment to this blog, you are expressly agreeing to the Terms of Use for posting comments. The Terms of Use forbid spam messages in comments and provide penalties against spammers. Before posting you are advised to review the TERMS OF USE by clicking on this link.

To prove that you're not a bot, enter this code
Anti-Spam Image

Powered by WordPress

© 2004-2007, Oten Pottery, and their owners unless otherwise indicated. For permission to reuse content, contact