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In Topic: Professional Courtesy

Yesterday, 10:04 AM

This type of discounting falls into my overall sense of "boundaries" when it comes to pricing. If someone wants to offer artist-to-artist discounts, that's fine. But please don't expect every artist to do it. Let every artist decide for themselves.

When I want to buy another artist's work at a show, they will often offer me a discount. I will say "I insist that you charge me full price." Then sometimes that artist will insist back, and we'll settle on a smaller discount. I would never act like a discount is required.

I do not give artists a discount, but I will forgo sales tax if they are paying cash. Most artists are paying cash from their own sales till.

When I was doing wholesale trade shows, it was common for artists to walk around shopping towards the end of the show. These artists expected you to sell them your work at wholesale price. I refused, and got lots of raised eyebrows. I didn't care. A 10% discount might be reasonable, but a 50% discount is not reasonable. Just another reason to not like trade shows.

Trading is another story. I love trading with other artists.

In Topic: Rain, Rain, Rain

03 October 2015 - 01:11 PM

In recent years, my plan is to schedule enough shows that one or two can be impacted by weather, and cash flow will still be where I need it to be. Then if I have a year when no shows are impacted by weather, it's a bonus.

Feeling very lucky right now that the show I was supposed to be doing today is going to be held next Saturday, rather than cancelled. And lucky that I had next Saturday free.

In Topic: Prices?

30 September 2015 - 09:42 AM


I am moving this topic to the Business section of the forum.

Also, the Business FAQ thread has some past threads about pricing.

In Topic: Good Rubber Stamps

29 September 2015 - 06:40 PM

The t-shirt for electric kiln owners would be the letters "CPLT" in big red digital letters on a black t-shirt.

In Topic: Potters And Pets

28 September 2015 - 09:30 AM

I chose my cat because she is gray and brown, just like my pots.