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Clay Tile Mom

Member Since 30 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 15 2014 01:54 PM

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In Topic: Selling anything on Etsy?

10 January 2014 - 12:01 AM

I had an etsy page, but like most everyone else is saying, it was a lot to maintain.  I mostly want a page for the few people who ask me if I sell online.  And, I occasionally get custom orders. So, I set up a square market page for myself.  It was very easy, and I can direct people to it using my own email list and social media.  I find it easier to manage (not as much tagging and verbiage needed for each piece.  And, I like the clean modern look.

Now when I get a custom order, I just create a listing, then email the link directly to the customer.  As soon as they pay, I complete the order.  2.75% for each transaction, and the sales all report with my square card reader sales.  no need to work through paypal anymore.  $ goes directly into my bank account.  

In Topic: Wholesale Payments?

09 January 2014 - 10:31 PM

Thank you both so much!! This is what I have so far.  Please let me know if you see any red flags.


Wholesale Ordering
Wholesale order minimum $200.
Order in multiples of 4 with matching color, shape, and design. 
Wholesale orders take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete depending on production schedule and order complexity.  
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover Accepted.  Terms may be negotiated after business relationship has formed.
Shipping and packaging to be calculated when order is finished and added to final payment.
Contact me with any requests for delivery dates and I will do my best to accommodate. 

In Topic: if you could be any potter?

07 June 2013 - 10:54 PM

Beatrice wood

In Topic: ISO:potters who make mugs w/ standard 213

01 June 2013 - 09:44 PM

I love all of the comments. Thanks everyone. I will try some new things. I love the upside down drying suggestion. It did dawn on me recently that the weight of the clay may be pulling outward. I will try attaching wet again too, but I find that it is easier for me to pull a bunch then attach. Modifications will be made. I am doing between 30 and 60 in a run right now.

In Topic: ISO:potters who make mugs w/ standard 213

01 June 2013 - 09:35 PM

I am a production potter. I work with standard 213. I would like to minimize the cracking I am getting where the handles attach.
This is my current process.
I throw the shapes. Let them set up
Pull handles and let them air dry until they are able to be touched.
I scratch and slip. My slip is the same clay body watered down with a couple tablespoons of vinegar.
After handles are attached, I Have been using wax resist at the attachment site, then 8 on a plaster board wrapped with plastic.
I don't touch them for 3-4 days. And I even spritz with water a couple time during the 3-4 days under plastic.
Can anyone think of anything I am not doing???

Could you explain "I have been using wax resist at the attachment site"????? It's the only red flag I saw, I make a LOT of mugs and haven't had cracking as you describe.

The wax slows down the drying a bit, and has reduced cracking, but on the ones that still crack, I can't go back and fill in because of the wax barrier. Hmmmm