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cstovin

Member Since 17 Aug 2012
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How To Mark Your Prices.....

05 July 2016 - 08:17 AM

Hi all

I thought I had seen some posts on here before, but I couldn't find them, so forgive me.  I have seen the hang tag approach, and thought that was cute, but ....

 

When a person has a lot of different items, some functional and some non-functional - what do you feel is the most aesthetically pleasing way to put prices on your work so they do not distract from your work or your booth?

 

Forgive me again but:

Hang tags:  I hate hang tags: to me, they look sloppy; they fly all over in the wind; they litter your booth floor when they fall off; people always have to turn them over to read them.  Overall, I just think they make my booth look more like a thrift type booth than more upscale.

 

Round Sticky Dots:

These do have some advantages over hang tags; they don't fly around; however I still find they fall off and litter the floor of the booth; they don't stay on, so if things don't sell, I always have to reprice everything once they get unpacked again for the next show.  They do look slightly better to me than hang tags, but one other disadvantage is they are small; not everyone can read them.

 

Tent Cards: I tried these, but where I have so many items that vary in price and usage, it was almost like every item has to have it's own tent card; then they don't stay put either

 

So: What is your favorite method of marking your prices on your items so they still appear clean, professional, and pleasing - yet people don't have to search for the prices, can read the tags, and they stay where they are intended?

 

Thoughts?

Would love to hear what works for you and why.

 


Different Firing Rate/speed When Firing Pottery Vs. Ceramics?

24 May 2016 - 08:11 AM

Hello all,

I have my own equipment at home (manual cress kiln and pottery wheel) and I also take a class; last night there was a comment that firing pottery is much different than firing traditional ceramics.  (Meaning on average when firing ceramics it would take about 8 hours, pottery should take closer to 12-16 for Cone 6)

 

Is that a true statement?  That firing pottery is a much longer process than for ceramics?

C.


Cone 6 Waterfall Brown Glaze Recipe

23 May 2016 - 07:07 AM

Hi all,

I have scoured Google, and have found one or two Waterfall Brown recipes, but they were for Cone 10; does anyone have a Waterfall Brown recipe they would be willing to share that they have had good success with?  (steady, etc.)

 

 Cone 6, Waterfall brown

thank you

C.


Newbie Needs Help With Glaze Cone 6 - Can It Really Be This Hard?

20 May 2016 - 11:41 AM

Hi all,

I am just starting to try mixing my own Cone 6 glazes, and I thought I would start with an easy one.  The recipe didn't really have a name, but only has 3 ingredients.

80% Alberta Slip

20% Frit 3134

4% Rutile

 

It is SUPPOSED to be Bluish (see attachment); I have tried this twice now, actually three times, and all I get is brown....

I tried:

 

80% Alberta Slip

20% Frit 3134 (3431?)

4% Rulte

 

I also tried:

80% Ravenscrag Slip

20% Frit 3134

4% Rutile

 

after doing more research, it said for alberta slip more than 50%, to calcine the rest.

 

Questions:

I have heard that I don't have to calcine the additional amount over 50% (30%

If I do, does anyone know any place that sells calcined alberta slip?  Or do I need to do it myself?

 

Thank you all for any advice - 

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