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JBaymore

Member Since 06 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Press Molded Tiles/trivets

Yesterday, 12:20 PM

I wish more art schools included promotional aspects in their curriculum.

 

We do.  :)


In Topic: Press Molded Tiles/trivets

21 August 2016 - 06:31 PM

Have you looked at the pricing for commercial ceramic work in nice department stores?  Made mostly by jigger, jolly,hydraulic dry pressing, slip casting, and injection slip molding.  I would price them at what you think they should be priced as the quality of the OBJECT, as well as with a slight consideration for the COG aspects and the labor factor.  Just don't market them as "each made totally by hand forming".  If it makes you feel better, put "press-molded trivet" on the hangtag.  If someone asks how they are made... be truthful.  Simple.

 

Remember that "designers" get to charge a lot because ...well........ because they are "DESIGNERS".  But the objects sold are often totally machine made.  But it is good DESIGN of the object.  It is the design work that is the key.

 

best,

 

................john


In Topic: First Time Wood Kiln Fireing Questions

20 August 2016 - 05:26 PM

 

I was in Arita Japan for about 6 months.

 

Nice.  I've never made it to Arita.  It is on the "to do list".  Unfortunately... there is still a lot on that list even with all the time I've spent in Japan.  .  Hope I make it someday.  Getting old. :) .

 

I assume that when you said "low ash" (and the comments about a nobori) that you are hoping to run the back with glazed ware?

 

best,

 

...................john

 

PS:  I hear ya' on the prescriptions.  It is tough.


In Topic: First Time Wood Kiln Fireing Questions

20 August 2016 - 04:28 PM

Decent sized anagama.   Should be fun.

 

 

  I wanted to build a 3 chamber climbing kiln.

 

 

:)  :) :)  

 

Where in Japan did you work?

 

best,

 

...............john


In Topic: First Time Wood Kiln Fireing Questions

20 August 2016 - 04:00 PM

One note on Fritz is he sold the company a few years ago. The stuff doubled in price.

 

Yeah... I know.   Sort of like "Big Pharma".  ;)

 

best,

 

...........john