Lexie Lynn Burke | Episode 919

Lexie Lynn Burke is a painter turned potter. Lexie is incorporating a minor artwork to functional mugs to support men and women to take pleasure in their mornings just a small greater. Motivated by what she sees from working day to day (particularly pop tradition) and frequently mug illustrations adjust with the seasons, Lexie’s portraits are her favored obstacle. Lexie also enjoys an illustration with a black define to make it pop. Lexie seldom repeats an illustrations, so just about every piece is unique. Works full time as a senior accountant, Lexie pursues her passion on the side.

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Realizing that you are not coming to pottery with a blank canvas, having been a painter, does that give you a sense of confidence?

Certainly, I would say so. I think, primarily not getting the instructional background, I really feel like I have much more freewill in venturing out into what I desired to paint. It wasn’t centered on This is how we do it, This is how we put into practice things.  I was equipped to go with the circulation so I could alter my style and do whatsoever I come to feel or want to do.

You have a sturdy perception of benefit for you operate dependent on what you charge for your cups ($50 to $75 every), so when you started off to selling price your work, have been you seeking to other potters to outline that rate point, or were you hunting to your heritage of what it took to market your paintings?

Which is a excellent concern. I think it was a blend of both equally. Most of the potters I interact with the target in on the form and with mine it is a tiny different with the painting on it. So I have a minimal bit of equally. Most of my benefit will come from the portray on it and that is how I selling price points. So additional in the direction of my portray due to the fact that is what I am know for.

You outlined that you did do a minimal aspect glancing in direction of other potters when you chatting about pricing. Acquiring mentioned that, have there been times when you have been searching all over at other’s function that you would get a minor discouraged about your personal get the job done?

Oh, sure! I consider this is a natural human inclination to review. But I try out not to allow that have an impact on me much too a lot. Everybody has their personal diverse variations and that is the way I try out to look at it. You cannot compare apples to oranges. I set portray on mine and somebody else may possibly have exclusive glaze combos that I am so jealous of. It takes place, from time to time you simply cannot support but be envious of others function so I just try out to stay targeted on my personal get the job done.

I am interested in that response that often you will get discouraged. How do you use that discouragement to encourage you?

Anytime I see someone’s operate that is remarkable I will communicate to them to recognize their procedure and maybe get some insights on how I can improve my get the job done. Most potters are in the very same boat and people today are always hoping to increase them selves. So I assume chatting to them and learning from them. So that is how I try to appear at it.

How do you get enter on improving upon your pottery?

How I get feedback is through the studio. All your get the job done is on screen in the studio and we have a great neighborhood and we consider to master from each other out. Individuals want to see you be successful and they want to see you acquire so I am content to be element of it.

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