Want to win a handmade cup? And the MFA thesis show (finally!)

Hey!  Where are you and what are you doing?  I’m sitting in my studio, waiting to have a meeting with my adviser.  I’m hoping he’ll have some novel ideas about shipping my work.  I have a show in Colorado in June, and I did a shipping estimate for it yesterday.   Guess how much it was?  The person who guesses closest will win one of my small translucent porcelain cups!

Winner’s cup may differ from what is shown here.

I’m going to be strict here, and say you must be following this blog in order for your guess to be counted.  How do you do that?  Simple: enter your email address in the box on the right hand side of the page where it says, “Stay in the loop!”  Leave your guesses in the comment section here; the contest will end & the winner will be notified on Sunday at 5pm ET.

Alrighty then.  As you begin formulating your guesses, I’ll enthrall you with the remainder of this post.

As I was saying, I got the shipping estimate.  It’s now clear to me that I either:

a) need to find a wealthy sponsor


b) need to figure out a different way to ship my pieces,


c) I’m not willing to change my work


d) I don’t own a teleporter.

I really hope I can figure this out, because I’m not sure I can afford to do the show otherwise.

Moving on, here are some pictures from the MFA thesis show opening reception, which was held on April 7th.  It was really fun to see everyone who came out to the show.  Extra high highlights were my parents, who flew in from ND, Meredith Morten, who many of you might remember from my adventures at the ICS in Hungary last fall, and Bethany Rusen and David Doktor, who braved the east coast traffic from Philadelphia. 🙂

Click on one to open a photo viewer.  The photos end with the installation process for my 22′ porcelain column.


24 comments on “Want to win a handmade cup? And the MFA thesis show (finally!)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Glad to FINALLY see the show photos! I like your contest! I’m guessing the shipping to be $452.61.

  2. Anonymous says:

    $380 is my guess!

  3. Betsy Batstone-Cunningham says:

    $400 to $500, not sure how many you need to ship. Can you drive them out?

  4. amyuthus says:

    Good guesses, everyone! Keep ’em coming!

  5. Dad says:


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  8. Dad says:

    0.03 (I’m going from 1 cent to $1000 – this could take a while). You didn’t say one guess per person, did you??

  9. Dad says:


  10. Amy Taggart says:

    Your work is amazingly beautiful, Amy. I love that I get to see it pop up once and a while through Linked In. Have you thought about a U-Haul truck and a road trip?

    • amyuthus says:

      Thank you, Amy! I have been thinking more and more about a U-haul, but the problem is that I need to “stop” in ND first for a friend’s wedding, and that’s a lot of driving… we’ll see!

  11. $600 (oh, and I follow already through my Google Reader!).

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  13. sheila says:

    Hi Amy Sue! I finished my last class tonight. Hurrah!! Now I have time to look at your blog. Your work is incredible and so is your resume! I’m very impressed. Based on how much it costs to send packages to my grandkids, I’m guessing $852! Hope to see you this summer, Amy!

  14. amyuthus says:

    The total UPS estimate was $651.75. Looks like the Grand Winner Winner Chicken Dinner is my dad, with his guess of $625! Congratulations, Dad! (and no, he did not have any “extra” knowledge 🙂 ) To the rest of you: thanks for entering, and there’ll be another contest soon… stayed tuned!

  15. yirsa says:

    I was running behind and was just going to do my guess! Well, congrats to Dad, Eric…sigh…so someday I want to at least BUY something, Amy!

  16. […] rule is for my dad: one guess per person.  This rule is for me: you must be following this blog via email to be […]

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