Zen replied to Zen's topic in Educational Approaches and ResourcesThanks for the welcome :-) You've given me lots to think about and act on. Yes, by pipe, I mean smoking pipe. Thanks for correcting this for me. There is a major demand for this product. Marijuana is now legal in the state that I live in, and my product is something that isn't even close to being on the market yet. It's wide open. BTW, this is not the unique part about my product. It is the part that is already on the market, but I've modified it to work with what I am doing. My plan is to use this as the minimum viable product. This is just to start the business. Think of it as the economy version, leading up to metal if this idea plays out. I'll tweak the design until the kinks are worked out, but before that, I need to start somewhere :-) This part of the pipe is an extremely common part. I won't go into details here about what I'm doing though, because I don't want to give the major part of this project away yet. I plan on patenting the idea before I release the final (V1.0) product. Again, thanks for the advice and the direction. If you can think of anything else I should know, I'd love to learn! I'm not just in this for the financial aspect :-)
Zen posted a topic in Educational Approaches and ResourcesHello! I'm new to this forum, and new to ceramics. I am starting a pipe making business, and I am stuck on a certain part of it. I have settled on ceramics as the material to start out with as it is cheap and quick, perfect to start out. If I can find a studio to produce it and If it's possible to do what I'm trying to do. The problem I'm having is figuring out the best way to make this bowl. It has a chamber. It also has thin walls. I can make the walls slightly thicker, but the chamber is obviously required. Can anyone help me out? I need to know if it's possible to make this out of ceramic, and if so, will the average studio be able to accomplish it? Should I even worry about the way its made, or should I just find a studio that can tell me they can do it? Any advice or direction would be much appreciated!