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  1. Actually what she said was;"Your mugs are TOO BIG.'She said it about three times. She said;"You can't even see the bottom of them." I ignored her. The mugs were walking off the shelves. People requested a bigger size mug. They are one pound. A regular size, not too huge. Why do people come into my studio and feel that it is O.K. to complain, to criticize, to find fault? Why didn't she say;"Your eyes are too blue? Or your hair is too wavy?" I am not going to change my work for her. Why say anything if you can't be positive? Do you have a sales experience where the person felt it was O.K to f
  2. Hello clay community! I have a request of the experienced sellers here on the forum: I'm in the process of starting a wholesale relationship with a small coffee shop (they'll buy mugs outright and resell). We're still getting the details worked out but things seem to be on the right track and I'm getting excited! Before I invest any hard cash I want to make sure I have a contract in place with this person, even if it's a simple one. I know certain things are obviously going to be included - like terms of payment - but I've never done anything like this before and I want to make sure I
  3. I set up a Poll, hopefully it works... Ahh...the polling software has changed since I was away. After reviewing the options, it is easy to pick a lot of options. Try to only pick your "go to" pot, your absolute favorite(s) to make.
  4. So, right after Christmas, I get a call asking me to make 60 mugs for a conference.It's a teachers conference starting today. They wanted to give two matching mugs for each speaker. I have dealt with this man over the years, and he is very reliable with payment. Here's the problem; we were all still in holiday mode. I had just gotten back from Cuba. Steve, my firing partner had just gotten back from Arizona. I did have about the right number of pots bisqued, but no way could we fill a 40 cubic ft. kiln in such a short turn around time. Three potters jumped on our wheels in an attempt to f
  5. I'm in my senior year of college having concentrated in ceramics and I'm just curious, how many people on here sell work for a living as their primary source of income? Feel free to share your stories of how you got started, got your own studio, if you share a studio, etc.!
  6. I was chatting with another artist at an art show. She knew i taught pottery at a local community center. She overheard the organizer encourage me to put out info about my classes. She told me she used to teach jewelry making and sold at shows(although she was currently selling prints of her paintings and handmade soap). She said she had observed a strange behavior, that when she mentioned that she taught classes it gareenteed to kill any hopes of a sale. I told her i had observed the same behavior and now only mentioned the fact i taught only after the person shopping told me they had always
  7. So, I bought the "Square", which attaches to your cell phone, with the idea that having the ability to take credit cards would increase my sales.I don't own a cel phone, so I had to borrow my wife's. We tried it out the week before, and it worked great. We had to take her phone out of the rubber case to make a solid connection. When offered the option of credit card use, people said;"What would it cost you ?" My response was 2.6%. They all declined to use it. One woman even wrote me an IOU for $30.00, rather than use the Square. Do you have any experience with using credit cards? Would this
  8. Ok, this was a weird one for me this past weekend. I was doing a show and a lady asked the usual...'you made this all yourself?' I nod and smile and start to tell her it was all my work and i was local, as i was doing this i brushed an errant bit of hair out of my face that the wind blew...she watched my hand and looked at me skeptically and said, 'and yet too nice of fingernails' and turned in left. I do tend to have nice active length nails, nothing i do is special, just clip the tips when they get ragged, i also have very long hair so i figure it just being healthy. So very odd to be ju
  9. A little background: in the Misleading Representation post I got some sound advice from GEP (Mea) and John that I shouldn't change my prices according to venue as they said it is unfair to customers. Here are my questions: How does one go about figuring out pricing then? If it is unfair to change prices, how did you understand where your pots fit into the market and price them without getting your hands dirty selling your work and realizing that certain pots don't sell well at certain prices? John, since the beginning have you always sold your cups for $100? Mea, have you always
  10. Where would someone go to sell a kiln or website or forum? Need help selling one
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