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Clay Tile Mom

Member Since 30 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 23 2015 04:48 PM
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In Topic: Production Potter Rate

22 January 2015 - 10:57 PM

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.