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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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Wholesale Payments?

09 January 2014 - 11:48 AM

I am putting together my first wholesale line sheet.  I am just curious what other potters have for their payment "rules". What do you use for your wording?  

I am accepting credit card.  Do you do ½ payment before you make the work then charge the other ½ with shipping?  Do you just charge the credit card when the order is done? Or, do you charge up front?  

I do plan on carrying some inventory, but there will be orders where I need to complete all of the work before shipping.  

Blues and greens

07 June 2013 - 10:53 PM

I have a line of work that is monochromatic blues and greens with some black and whites to make everything pop. I have an extensive background in color, so my choices are well thought out, and it doesn't hurt that my colors are great in my firing range.^6.
I just don't like browns so much. I want to know if other potters think that working with blues and greens is a sell out. Be honest.
I will not be changing my colors, because I truly do like what I have going on, but I am just curious.

Show me pictures of your show shelving

02 June 2013 - 10:52 PM

I know some folks will shy away from doing this. But before I spend money on making shelving, I would like to see what others have done. The more collapsible and compact the better

ISO:potters who make mugs w/ standard 213

31 May 2013 - 11:36 AM

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???