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Tikiguy

Member Since 12 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 18 2014 02:47 PM
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Selling To A Restaurant Vs. Selling Retail

18 June 2014 - 10:58 AM

I have been approached to create a new tiki-style Volcano Bowl for a local tiki bar/restaurant.  I have been pricing my mugs appropriately for art shows and festivals, but I don't know what the difference would be for pricing something for a restaurant client.  They only want 20 per year, maybe more for other locations.  The bowl would be 64oz.

Do I sell to them as I would for the art show (retail) or do I sell to them differently at a reduced rate?

Mahalo,

Alex


Glasses Are Pinging By Themselves

23 May 2014 - 12:13 PM

For the last year all of the mugs I've made, no matter how long they've been around for, make a strange pinging sound.  It sounds like someone taping on them with a small metal object.  almost like some hitting a chime. 

We thought it was just long term cooling, but these have been around for 6 months.  My kids say it's a ghost tapping on the glasses.  You'll be sitting next to the mugs and you'll hear a small soft, "ping....", "Ting....", "Ting, Ting...."  Sometimes it sounds like a song when there's a bunch of mugs on the table.

 

Is this just ceramic chemistry or do I need Ghost Adventures???

 

-Alex


Cone 6 Slip ?

05 August 2013 - 01:58 PM

I would love to get the sandy speckled look of a cone 6 clay in my slip casting.  is there a good receipe for a speckled buff slip for cone 6 firing out there that costs less than buying the bland stuff at my ceramics store?

Thank you!


Repairing Cracked Bisque

01 July 2013 - 02:37 PM

I just did my first bisque firing. Everything but one item came out great. one cup came out with a hairline crack in the bottom corner, from under and up the side , about a quarter inch on both edges and is all the way through to the inside. Is there a way I repair the hairline crack in bisque or it the cup a total loss?