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Hi

These ceramic pieces are going to be exhibited in an art exhibition and I need ideas for prices.

 

Piece 1

Inside

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10arJKeskHYL4eOUlgi51OijMv28__Ypd/view?usp=sharing

Outside

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YJm354-PpYlMjjEYR0RC8yJ805GlM4AY/view?usp=sharing

 

 

Piece 2

Inside

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13TThwkrLBqwaRZyGBYFLyPObKtVD7tXx/view?usp=sharing

Outside

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tqoDNm_KywUH3lzFNzCGFIJ45T5T85XF/view?usp=sharing

 

Piece 3

Inside

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zOj_N94XmfJuN9qqczTb-i7wJE5EZ7B6/view?usp=sharing

Outside

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14AOMIgO5ZtiafL-o7wPo2jEzYWsHCiVG/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

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All right, I'll volunteer the obvious answer: You should set the prices so that if they sell, you'll be happier to have the money than the pieces.  If they're precious to you, then set the prices high, and if you don't care for them much and want to be rid of them, set them low.

I doubt anyone can tell you something more specific, but for what it's worth you might get more replies if you figure out how to include the pictures in your post, or at the very least make the links clickable (I had to cut and paste into my browser -- more trouble than you can expect most people to go through).

Good luck with the exhibition.

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@Leena

Having looked at the images, I think I want some more information before I suggest a starting point. Pricing is a complicated topic for most of us, and at a glance I don't think comparing your work to, say, the soup bowls I sell at my farmers market is a useful metric. Can you tell me a bit about the show that these pieces are going to be in, and a little bit about your pieces please?

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Here is a pricing formula that has never steered me wrong....

if someone was to run it over with the their car how much money would it take for you to stop feeling so bad about it.

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I figure I should get about $1 per cubic inch of glaze fire.  My kiln not counting shelf thickness is 5184 ci.  I box up the load at between $4500 and $5000 pretty consistently.  It just gives me a starting place when I'm looking at a new design so I can judge whether it's worth making or not.  Obviously, some pots take more time and materials to make than others, but I think this is a pretty valid view.

Anyone else look at it this way?

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...perhaps similar, usually run four shelves/levels, aiming for $x per level this season - hence 4x per glaze fir, $x+ next year, and reach target the year after. That "x" value resonates - the mix of pieces, more discards (to reclaim!), etc. Looks like my target numbers are somewhat conservative...

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Hi Leena,

While I do not have a concrete, specific answer to your question regarding  how to price your pots for sale, you might look up the discussion that has been very wonderfully robust in which the subject was how to properly price a mug. Some very talented and successful folks have volunteered their experience in the difficult area of how to properly price their mugs for sale, and I think there’s overlap to pricing other types of ceramic ware. Perhaps some of what has been written there will give you some ideas.  

https://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/topic/12297-going-price-of-mugs/

Good luck and happy potting!

Cheers, Mosey

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