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Posted 16 May 2013Thanks for posting, Brittney. In answer to your question, I have been where you are now and have watched other new potters struggling with the "when to sell, what to charge" question. Often, selling too early in your career can chage what you decide to make, and I have seennewbies loose track of their growth by tryinng to figure out what sells and then making that, instead of developing their new skills.
I like your pots and hope you make LOTS more of that item, each time you will learn more about how to make that item and what your style is going to be.
It's great that someone wants to buy this set, but remember, it's not a pot untill it's fired the last time, the glaze can change everything, and not always for the better.
Sell if you must, don't underprice the potters in your area, you will be glad to have their good will later, and it doesn't do you any favors either to price too low. You train your buyers as to what they will expect to get your work for.
Enjoy the trip, it can last a lifetime.
Posted 7 May 2013I have Brent booties on two of my wheels they raise the wheel just enough to fit my chairs.
The chair is super important-I use the tilted STI stool
Mark, what about the tilted stool is better? I am interested in that stool also, but it's pricy.
Posted 17 Apr 2013Were your kiln and glazes free ? Mine were not, for sure! It took me 6 years of selling to pay for my entire studio. Making and selling lots of pots and working really hard.
Please do yourself a favor and look at what your personal $ $ investment has been in the pieces you make. If you sell something for what it cost you to make, that is actually 'giving it away." Anything less and you are inviting people to take advantage of you. And they will, even those you consider friends. Look at TJR's post on 'Left at the Altar".
Posted 17 Apr 2013I only have limited pottery experience
I've only uses shimpo pugger. Peter pugger and bailey Have a function that mixes but they are only oneI've seen via video/ web. So to my knowledge only these 2 mix pug and de air.
I'm reading betweent the lines here but... Are you pug mill owners saying that you do not wedge clay? That you just use clay direct from pugger? Do you wedge commercially made clay?
I was taught to wedge everything.
I I was also taught to wedge everything, by a man with no deairing pug mill!! at a school studio with many different types of clay, some so dry we had to soak it before we could wedge it.
All that is behind me. I do wedge now, to align the clay particles, but now I do it with clay that is not too dry to wedge, which sometimes it comes out of the bag being. The clay is evenly wet, which is part of the job that wedging is for, so all I do is minimal wedging with perfectly moist clay for me. No amount of wedging by hand produced the quality of throwing clay that I now have. I am already acquainted with my clay.
I encourage you to find a friend with a DE-AIRING peter pugger and ask them to do some reclaim for you, or let you throw some of what they have run through their machine. Then you can decide for yourself, which is ,after all, the only thing that matters.:)src="http://ceramicartsdaily.org/community/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif">
Posted 16 Apr 2013besides its got a really cool name and the folks that make it seem like the kind of suppliers the industry should support.
I have gotten most excellent advice and usage help from the P P tech guy. He was amazed that I had read the manual BEFORE I called him, Ha !
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