Elizabeth Nields – a potter sans pareil

Tweet Elizabeth Nields has been residing in Otego,  Upstate New York, (near Oneonta), for a long time. Her path to the present was preceded by the most outstanding education in the art of ceramics one can think of. Born in New York City, she completed her undergraduate studies at Radcliffe University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studied […]

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Drive, Flexibility and Speed made this potter’s success

Tweet Meet Jennifer Kemper I have known Jennifer Kemper for a long time – she actually worked in my ceramic company for quite some time here in Oneonta (Upstate New York) , but the pull from her entrepreneurial spirit made her leave and seek success in her own business. During the time she was  working […]

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[Chapter for Premium Members] Meet Alice Siegfried – A Classic Potter

Tweet I had met Alice Siegfried, well-known potter in my hometown, Oneonta, New York before, and bought some of her work. So I decided to seek an interview with her for my article series, “Successful Ceramics”. It was a “just in time” decision. It turned out that Alice had decided to retire after her next […]

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[Chapter for Premium Members] Meet a Porcelain Artist with a loyal client following

Tweet Meet Mary Anne Davis All budding ceramic artists should talk to Mary Anne Davis, owner of Davis Studio in Chatham, New York. A lot of wisdom can be collected over a very short time when talking to a successful professional such as Mary Anne, with many years of experience. I had the opportunity to […]

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The Overhead Monster in your Ceramic Business – Part one

Tweet This story is heavily influenced by my interview with Mary Rab of the Benson Agency Real Estate, which is the leading brokerage firm in the city of Oneonta, NY. She had a lot to say about carrying overhead… thanks Mary! The definition of overhead costs is the same as for fixed costs in accounting lingo. […]

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