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« on: July 23, 2009 02:15:28 PM »

Do you think anyone would buy these?? Too crazy or quirky? More than likely, I'd either try on etsy or a local craft show.

What would you pay for them (or would you?)

I've made different colors and sizes; bowls and mugs; different drawings on the dinnerware; and some dinnerware with patterns--like cherry blossom china and such.

What do you think, Craftster?

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009 03:53:50 AM »

I like the idea, its got a lovely quirky charm to it! I think they might appeal more with a stronger theme to each of them. So instance the plate you've posted has a flower theme, maybe try adding a few dried flowers to something. Or it could be a particular food? For me personally i'd prefer more ornate cutlery and maybe a fabric background, so the piece looks more like decoration. But then again i'm a sucker for anything ornate. I do like the colour of the background however, its got a very calming feel to it. Smiley
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009 10:00:17 AM »

I really like the simplistic design on the plate, but I'm not sure how I feel about the piece as a whole. I'd be more interested in purchasing the plate! I think as an idea, this could really work, but you may have to play with it a bit. Selecting a background and silverware that really compliments the plate would make it look like a whole piece of art. The streaky blue is just competing with the very simple and contemporary looking plate.

Have you considered doing a design on the plate that continues onto the background? Maybe have whatever you've painted spilling off the plate and onto the mat? Maybe you could even showcase it in some kind of shadowbox, like it's in a picture frame? Just a few thoughts. Good luck!


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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2009 06:04:32 AM »

Knife goes on the right!

As a foodie, I think the concept is pretty cool, but I agree it's not quite there yet. I'm not sure, though, what it would take.

Maybe a different kind of sculpture, where the utensils are springing out from the plate with wires, and the plate itself is the painted piece. Maybe add a bit of spiral wording on the plate or something.

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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010 12:13:43 PM »

I would buy cherry blossoms, and am currently making my wedding registry. Smiley Message me if you've set up an etsy store please!!

« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010 11:50:29 AM »

i LOVE the plate, but the canvas background is losing me.

« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010 03:12:43 PM »

Oh my... I would gladly buy that plate (and it's mates) in a heartbeat!!! I wish they were available now... I'd replace all my current stuff with that... or at least accent it. I just adore the quirky little flower design. So cute.

As for price.... I'm pretty cheap so don't really put my advice in the equation, but at least 10 bucks per plate? 8 bucks per mug? Or 12 bucks per plate, 10 bucks per mug? I don't know. Just an idea.

I do hope you sell these!

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010 03:14:33 PM »

Ok. I am an id-iot.

I thought you were taking your dinner art and thinking about selling the pieces individually or as a set for actual meal use. Sorry!!

As for the art idea... yeah I like it. The background kind of overpowers the whole ensemble.

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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2010 11:24:00 PM »

I love it. I love dandelions too though. I think the art is great, it's simple and subtle. I think you wouldn't want to go OTT because it may look to goudy but everyone is different. So it's for wall hanging though? Is that right? I dunno... maybe you could go all sorts of ways with it? Maybe chopsticks and noodle bowls too? Not sure. If it was for eating off though, I'd totally buy a set for my dinner table.

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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2010 06:49:11 AM »

I love these as is. I'd love to have four of them and hang them in a circle on my kitchen wall!

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011 12:48:47 PM »

I agree that its a cool idea, but not quite there yet. There's something off about the background, and I really like the idea of having some small food on the plate. Sushi could be pretty, maybe.

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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2011 07:19:25 PM »

As is... I wouldn't buy it.  It looks like you just glued your place setting to a board. 

But I think the concept has potential as decor in a cafe or something like that.

Play around with themes, coordinate the backgrounds with the plates (maybe a painting that starts on the plate but carries on to the background).  Add a few more details / objects.  Just play around for a while and see what you come up with.

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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2011 12:31:54 PM »

This thread keeps coming back, but the artist disappeared after the first post. Well, someone should come around and make the darn plate, eh? Hee-hee!

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