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Posted 22 May 2013My young potter fiend has a new peter pugger and it ruins his porcelian as far as legs (only good for small pots) and he puts his slop from pan into it. I would like to know this answer-maybe no one throws larger forms with pugged clay???
I almost boughta peter/P but he taked me out of it.
I bought a few extra splash pans with the money I saved.
Posted 22 May 2013Pres said(When throwing plates, you can become more consistent size wise by weighing out the amounts, 4-5 lbs. use calipers if it is important to get same size. Use wetter clay to throw plates than you normally use. Watch rim thickness, and make certain after opened up to compress the bottom well-I use a large wooden rim that is curved slightly for mine laying it on its side partway. Throw on bats to aid in removal. If you are doing these things, I don't know what the problem is, but maybe this will help. Considering the time frame you are talking about here, you may find rolling out a thick slab, placing it on a bat, trimming to size compressing the bottom, and then lifting a rim easier. I don't know. Plates do take some practice.)
I think this covers it all -use calipers to bring it out to the final withh and use bats-Make them thicker than you think and trim the excess off making the foot.Plates are yet another learned skill. Maybe do some salad plates to get the hang of it on a smaller form.
Posted 22 May 2013You can stamp a small copywrite C like this @but a C instead to cover most rip offs. If someone just alters your idea then its a new idea so really you are on your own.
I would not worries about it.
Posted 21 May 2013
Posted 21 May 2013I have an opportunity to sell some mugs to be used in a local coffee shop. However I am unsure how much to charge per mug. I know what my retail price is for the mug, but do I charge them retail or wholesale prices? Is wholesale typically 50% of the retail price? Also, do they need to pay sales tax if I sell them at wholesale?
I also have a local brewery interested in purchasing mugs for a "Mug Club". I have the same questions as above. Somehow I see this as possibly being different from the coffee shop. The coffee shop buys them direct for use for whoever gets a cup of coffee. But the Mug Club users actually purchase an individual mug (through a brewery "club" membership) that is kept at the bar and used for the same individual each time they come in. I'm I wrong in thinking this is a different pricing situation?
I have sold mugs to a coffe shop
-all the way accross county to North Carolina.
As they where selling them I wholesaled them-and my usuall formula is to knock about 1/3 off my price as I'm already at a lower price point to start.
Another way to think about this is what they should sell them for the final price and ask 1/2 of that.
I have sold pots to caterers and then it was full price as they are end users.
As far as them using them themselves I would not care but would not wholesale them as they are the end user-maybe 10% off in quanity.
The mug shop is a wholesale deal all the way as they are reselling them as buy and sell.
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