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In Topic: Where To Start With Wheel Newbies?

Yesterday, 10:49 AM

I think TwinRocks has been misunderstood. He/she, I think was talking about a one off class of people that had experience ranging from mild to none and she did a demonstration and then let them have some fun on the wheels for a while as an intro to wheel throwing.


I don't think in that situation it would make sense to get too intense as the point sounds as if it was to just introduce what throwing is and let folks see what its like to try and make a form.  Sounds like a fun first class to me, plenty of time to start getting serious if anyone is interested in continuing.

In Topic: Current Opinions On Best Mobile Credit Card Options

21 July 2014 - 10:38 AM

Hi DirtRoads,


I am wondering why you pass on taking credit cards at shows since you already have Square already setup at your shop?  

In Topic: 10 Cool Trends In Contemporary Ceramics

18 July 2014 - 05:54 PM

A popular blogger I read argues that intent is ill relevant, or maybe less relevant. I argued that our intent largely defines us and our work.


I think everyone's opinion of skill is so subjective that I almost believe that only the artist themselves truly knows if they are skilled.       

In Topic: Where To Start With Wheel Newbies?

18 July 2014 - 05:31 PM

so what did you start him out with, cylinder or bowl? what would your recommendation now be?


You mentioned that you thought he wanted to have some finished product from these 3 days, did he actually have something decent after 3 days? 

In Topic: Current Opinions On Best Mobile Credit Card Options

18 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

Our PayPal here account works a little differently than above. When a card is swiped the money goes to our business PayPal account. We can transfer that money to our bank account, spend it directly using the PayPal account with PayPal checkout online or an added a debit card. We declined the debit card and just move the money to our bank account. You may be able to have it go automatically, I'm not sure but definitely with a click when your logged in. Also does a lot of customer management for credit and cash purchases and generates tax reports and such.


I have not used Square but I have heard that the money may well get to your bank a day or so faster with Square but with PayPal there is a way to have instant access to some or all of that money.  So as usual there are pros and cons top both services.


Another reason we chose PayPal is that you can actually talk to a person if you need to and I hear it is hard to get that level of service with Square.


I see a lot of postings around where folks like to setup both of these services and then run cards based on their particular circumstances and to have a backup if there is a problem.