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What's Your Wholesale Rate?

07 April 2017 - 12:18 PM

Hi all,

I've been going full speed on marketing my products and have been getting a large amount of wholesale interests, so best think about this ..


My price is pretty low on margin already so can't really do the 50/50 that seems to be common.

Anyone do 70/30? Is that considered reasonable or completely shocking?


What's your margins BTW if you don't mind me asking. PM me if you don't want to make it public too.

And what's your comfortable percentage?


Thanks everyone!

Throwing Away Rejects / Test

04 April 2017 - 11:39 PM

Hello there,

Question here.. Is there a responsible way of throwing away pottery? So many rejects and tests piling up taking up space in the studio. I'd like to throw them away but in a way that it could reused if possible. Is there a place that collects ceramic to be used as tile, or made in powder for other industrial uses? ..etc.


Case Of An Enlarged Bubble?

17 March 2017 - 06:56 PM

Today I unloaded the kiln to find that all pieces had a case of major bubbles. Smaller bubbles in tumblers, big quarter sized ones in larger vessels.


First thing on my troubleshooting mind was -- air pockets?


No, I can rule that out because my wedging/throwing hasn't changed in years and this is the first time to encounter this issue. And this issue materialized in every piece.


Glaze/clay fit issue? I have fired with this combo before without problem. But the glaze I used was commerical, so could be a faulty batch maybe.


Anywho, have you had this problem before?

Strength Training For Potters

27 February 2017 - 12:38 AM

Hi everyone,

I've been having chronic pain on my right shoulder, arm and leg due to all the hours on the wheel.

A therapist recommended strength training regimen.

What are some workouts that the veterans in this forum do to counteract the repetitive injury from work?


Thank you!

Shipping For Show Across Country

22 February 2017 - 02:32 AM

Hi there,

I have a show coming up in June this year in New York.

Got 10x10 booth and need to ship work there since I'm based in Portland.

Anyone have experience shipping cross country for shows? Any carrier you'd recommend?

Any tips?


Thank you!