When I started looking at things on etsy I used "carterthepotter" as my identity for selecting items and shops as favorites. That turns out to be a pretty good one I think, and I may end up using it for my shop name- easy to remember, easy to spell, has my name in it- all good things. What do you think?
Some other ideas I have had:
Well, that is enough for now. PLEASE comment if there are any that stand out for you. Of course many of these are just sketches of ideas for a name and are not necessarily appropriate in themselves. My desire is to have a name that represents someone who is serious enough about clay to have gone to grad school and mastered the art, but who sees potting as a fun activity and not just a job. So, serious but not serious. It could also be a name that expresses my philosophical bent or maybe the attitude of my pots and throwing technique. It should not be a tight name, but speak of a certain eccentricity. What else do you think my shop name should say?
"oldcatdied" is a great name because it is a name with a story, and the work itself tells a story. Easy to remember, easy to spell, a well chosen shop name. What are some of the other options you guys considered?
"snugglechicken" is a name with a whole lot of personality. It is a name loaded with emotional content. It is not a guy potter's kind of name. It is not a tight super serious potter's kind of name. Snugglechicken is lighthearted and maybe a little kooky. It describes an attitude of quiet fun that stops well short of the outrageousness of someone like Keen Zero.
What do you want your name to say about your work?