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Topic: Paint Your Own Pottery: To Swap or Not to Swap?  (Read 1089 times)
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« on: May 11, 2014 02:49:37 PM »

I'm curious about something. I love to go the local paint-your-own pottery place. You pay for studio time/paint/firing and the ceramic object you pick. Then you design and paint it yourself.

In your opinion, is this a store bought or hand made craft? On the one hand, it's a ready made piece and fired by a studio. On the other, you pay for it and do all the creative planning.

Would you accept this in a craft swap as a regular item or an extra? Would you want someone to tell you if it were from a paint-your-own place?

I am not planning on sending anything from one of those places any time soon, so I really am just asking out of curiosity. Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014 07:52:58 AM »

I have done similar items lots of times and see no problem with it.  It most certainly should count as a regular item with your time counting appropriately.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014 08:19:53 PM »

I think it's a customized store-bought craft.  How's that for a non-answer?  If it were a flat plate, say, and you created an original design on it, that would be more handcrafted than if you bought something with a molded design and filled in the colors.

If the swap were for hand-crafted, I don't think this would quite be appropriate, but you could ask the swap group what they think.

I used to design projects for craft magazines, and the rule of thumb was that the item had to be 85% finished when the crafter walked out of the crafts store.  i.e., ready-made components assembled by the crafter.  Made me nuts, I like to start with raw materials and go creative.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2014 04:53:00 AM »

I'd love to receive something like this in a swap! 
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