Report QotW: What have you noticed in the rise in prices for materials over the last 20 years? in Int'l Ceramic Artists Network (ICAN) Operations and Benefits Posted Monday at 04:06 PM I’m in a bit of a pickle right now. I am down to my last box of clay, so I ordered it from my local supplier this weekend. The supplier does not have it in stock, because the manufacturer is out of stock of other clays, and behind with their deliveries. I had to order 100# from the manufacturer, just to get me through the next two weeks. The shipment via USPS will cost as much as the clay. I am desperate to keep on track production-wise because of my upcoming shows, so I have no choice. I have to wait up to 5 days to get it, and that will already set me back. Hopefully my local supplier will get their truck delivery in the next two weeks. If not, I’ll buy another 100# shipped from the manufacturer. So right now I am experiencing a lot of extra expenses and hassle, caused by supply chain issues, caused by the pandemic.