my favorite comment is when a person asks if I sell on line. I usually just direct them to my website where they can purchase a limited selection of work. but I want to say, " as you can see I have all of my work on display for you here, and you won't have to pay any shipping"
I actually do production wheel throwing for another potter. My work is all hand built. I do have a new wheel thrown bowl that I have been making for a customer. But throwing more than 3-4 pounds is difficult for me. I really do not like throwing large on a regular basis. and I do not think that my personal thrown work is very me.
I have a hump mold for a 14" square platter and I made one out of the midrange porcelain. I do not want to make it out of earthenware. Mostly because I use commercial earthenware glazes and it will use a pint to glaze one. I know thats a lame excuse. The durability is also a factor.
See how I just have all of these excuses. I will make a few more large platters tonight to see how it goes. I do like the idea of 6 mugs on the platter as a set...
I do some production work for another potter who wants their work to be handmade, but can't possibly make it all. I deliver the bisque, and she glazes at her studio. She buys all of the clay, and I help design the work so it is throwing friendly. We work out a cost per piece that fits into her wholesale cost, and I do the piece work. I personally enjoy doing zero of the marketing. I just drop off and get paid COD. BUT...she already has a flourishing wholesale business. Her work is marketed, and she is growing. I also have the benefit of having her as a Mentor for getting my line together. The work landed in my lap at a time when I wasn't working in the studio much, but wanted to get back to it. I didn't have the money to get things going myself.
I think there are people out there who may want this type of arrangement. Put an ad in the back of ceramics monthly, or CAD. You might find a good fit.