A store is reborn

The banner needs some work, but The Aesthetic Elevator Etsy store has reopened, again. Visit it via this link, or click on the screenshot below.

Pricing, as Tim Jones pointed out a week ago, isn’t much fun. I noted in the comments of that post my ceramics professor’s own philosophy. He said he’d rather price one of his platters at $10,000 and have nine to give away as opposed to selling all ten for $1,000. I like that philosophy, but it might not flush itself out in every circumstance. I haven’t used it in my Etsy shop at this point in time, to be sure. However, marking things too low shows a lack of confidence and personal valuation. Pricing too high comes across as pretentious. All things considered, the small sculptures I listed today are probably a good deal, in my opinion anyway, for starting out in earnest.

Tell your friends, or purchase a piece or to as a small meditative addition to your desk or bookshelf. You can find a few different works of mine at MissionaryArts as well, via this link.

Here’s a piece I started this afternoon from the sketch in the background. The banding wheel is new, a very nice tool.

This approach is something I’ve been wanting to attempt for a while now, larger in scale and with more realism than a lot of my recent works. I’m eager to see where it goes. I recently came across a glaze I’d like to try out for this work, after a cloud formation I observed and photographed a month or so ago.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

One Response to A store is reborn

  1. Marissa says:

    I am going to check it out!

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