Finally have most my products uploaded to the store! Furocious is finally underway. I'm still uploading more items later but for now I have a few that are up and worth checking out! I also have the items synced with my Facebook so if that's easier to access then we can do business that way too!
I have to say something about my pottery though, granted I'm more than happy to attempt to do special requests but I take inspiration after a man named Gorge E. Ohr Jr. In all honesty, when I started pottery....I had no idea about him either. So once I discovered him and the history he made, I loved the way he handled his pottery. I wanted to include a brief overview of the history on him so no one is confused about me and my pottery:
George Edgar Ohr, Jr. was born July 12, 1857 and was a potter ahead of his time. By 1879 he was an apprentice for Joseph Meyer who had been a traditional potter and by 1884 he had over 600 pieces exhibited in the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition with the claim that no two were alike. He was under the impression he was crazy, so he started calling himself the "Mad Potter of Biloxi" and was known as the Unequalled Variety Potter. He loved using his own name in various ways like calling his personal pottery shop Pot-Ohr-E. Unfortunately, overall he sold very little of his work because his doubt that others would value his works. He also lost over 10,000 works in the Biloxi fire in 1894. After his health finally started failing, he let his boys take his pottery shop and turn it into an auto shop and because the sense of humor he had, he let them name it, "Ohr Boys Aut2 Repair Shop." Come 1909, he boxed up 7,000 of his personally dubbed "mud babies" (named as such because each one was unique and precious to him) and stored in his studio in hopes that one day his entire collection would be bought by the Smithsonian as a gift to the nation. It wasn't until 51 years later that his work was recognized for its brilliance and began to be known as the Father of the American Abstract Expressionism Movement. and his work was rediscovered in 1970.
I take my inspiration from him by not only my sense of humor, but also in the fact I try to keep my pottery original. I want to do things others cant or don't want to do and that some may find ugly and tacky, but in this world saturated with potters, crafters and other creative hobbies and businesses.... I want what I do to stand out. In so doing, I've created Furocious to incorporate my unique taste by including inspirations from animals and getting my pottery not only out there but to mean something. So, I've tied the deal to my pottery that a percentage of all my sales will be going to animal rescues, rehabilitations and shelters in order to help those that we love as dearly as George E. Ohr loved his "mud babies."