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  1. Hi all! I am new to the forum...I have been lurking for quite some time but decided it was time to participate I searched at length for a similar thread and couldn't find anything, I hope I'm in the right place! I have recently started making some marbled clay pieces, and the reaction I have gotten from my customers have been really positive so I am hoping to have a decent amount of them at my next sale in two weeks. I am struggling with the pricing of the pieces, and I haven't been able to find anything similar in my area to get an idea of what is reasonable. My initial thought was that they need to be more expensive than my other pieces as they are alot more work (the process of adding the stain into the clay, making sure not to spend too much time with it on the wheel so the colours don't meld together, etc) and because they are more of a "specialty/artsy" piece, and because I don't see many (any in my area) people doing them. Maybe I am way off and just am too invested in them and think they are worth more than they are!! That's why I am here, I wanted to hear other people's experiences and opinions. I am using a white porcelain (P300) fired to cone 6, electric. So if I would regularly charge $30 for a medium sized serving bowl, what would you suggest a reasonable price increase would be (if any) for the same piece marbled? Or a $20 mug, or $50 vase? While we are on the topic of pricing...I made a large bowl the other day that is bigger than I usually make and I see large bowls go for all sorts of prices... this one was made using approx. 12 pounds of clay, is around 19" inches across and 6" tall. I'm wondering what your thoughts are on pricing something like that, that is generally too big to be functional (most people tell me they use them as centerpieces or on their coffee tables) along with using a marbled clay? Here is a picture of it (sorry it's not a great picture but gives you an idea!) I have attached a couple pictures of the pieces, so you can see what they look like. Those were the first two pieces I made so I'm not quite happy with the pattern in the clay, and that it's a bit muddied in places. I've mostly worked the kinks out there, but the new pieces aren't out of the kiln yet! Thank you in advance for anyone that might be able to help me out!
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