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In Topic: How Forgiving Is Placement Of Posts Under Shelves?

Yesterday, 09:04 AM

I keep a full shelf on the bottoms of my kilns, sitting directly on the kiln floor. My reasoning is the same, I'd rather have a glaze accident on a shelf than on the kiln bricks. As Pres said, you can't do this if you have elements in your floor. And if you have an undermounted vent (I don't) then you need to prop up the bottom shelf on 1 inch posts to allow air flow to the vent.

As for lining up the posts, I always line them up, except when I use a half shelf or two on the top of the stack. I've never felt it necessary to not line them up. But then again I am the type if potter who considers kiln shelf space availability when designing pots. ie, some pots are designed to fit exactly two between each post with no wasted space, and I make plenty of small items to fill empty spots.

In Topic: First Custom Order! Help With Pricing.

19 October 2014 - 07:45 AM

Is the client buying the pieces in order to resell them? If so, this would be considered a wholesale order, and your wholesale price should be about 50% of the retail price.

Or if the client is not intending to resell, but rather to keep and use the pieces, then no discount is required. Be very careful of offering volume discounts, because you might just encourage the person to order 100 pieces next, with the same discount or expecting a better discount, and then you've really hurt your profit margin.

In Topic: Are We Being Hacked Again?

18 October 2014 - 09:34 AM

The spammers have been banned. This is actually a normal amount of spam for one day. Thank you for reporting it!

In Topic: W.a.g.e.

17 October 2014 - 06:21 PM


Here's a recent thread discussing the most recent CERF survey of career craft artists and their incomes. I think CERF does the most comprehensive data collecting on the subject:


In Topic: Pictures Of Your Studio

17 October 2014 - 01:22 PM

My studio photos are on my blog: