Victoria Cochran
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1" Porcelain buttons with handmade pinshanks (wire, torch...voila, pinshank).
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Using RebelMouse to Generate Traffic to Your Work

Posted on December 16, 2012 at 1:15pm 0 Comments

RebelMouse brings in the second largest amount of traffic to my Etsy, next to Twitter.

After setting up my RebelMouse, my Twitter feed and Pinterest, among others, automatically post to my RebelMouse page, along with an image of the work I'm sharing. RebelMouse then becomes a graphic "business card"--a quick snapshot of who you are and what you're about. Using #hashtags on twitter, whenever I post links to my Etsy, results in regular hits on my RebelMouse page and referrals to…

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Pantone an Excellent Ceramist's Reference

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 2:45pm 1 Comment

If you've worked in print graphics, you're familiar with Pantone. The Pantone color system solved the problem of chatting with clients, across distances, about colors. Color reference cards in hand on both ends, you could finally be sure you were both on the same page...literally. In addition, Pantone provides software used to calibrate graphics programs and monitors, so that everyone involved in a project is seeing the same colors projected on their screen. Most of us, with various monitors…

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Fractured Atlas -- Is It All That?

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 9:04pm 1 Comment

Recent discovery, busy checking it out. How's it look to you? Any experience with them?

"We help artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit."

http://www.fracturedatlas.org/

My Collected Online Resources

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My Ceramic Links Organized at PearlTrees

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Series of Articles on Small Work & Inspiration written for Beads of Clay 2011--2012

http://www.blog.beadsofclay.org/search/label/vika…





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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
amateur
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
Currently firing at home, electric. Primarily single firing, porcelain, mid-range.

Formerly instructional technician for ceramic, local community college.
All our content is viewable by the public. Why do you want to be a member, when you can already see everything as a non-member?
Stumbled in looking for examples of Cone 6 tenmoku. Found a test container full under the table while tidying up...forgot I mixed it, forgot where I got it, forgot what it's to look like...google-cheating before I fire! ;)
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
Do you have your own, or participate in other ceramics Websites:
http://beads-of-clay.blogspot.com/search/label/4th%20Tuesday
How did you find this network?
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At 12:10am on April 26, 2014, Lawrence Weathers said…

I look forward to sharing ideas with you.

At 11:54pm on April 14, 2011, susan claysmith said…
I'm happy that my comment made a good start to your day.  I have never worked on the small scale that you do, but I can fully appreciate your incredible attention to detail. Your jewellery and buttons and very much miniature little works of art.  I assume that these are your photos as well and they have a nice very atmospheric feel.
 
 
 

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