Julie Milazzo on wed 7 aug 02
I charge, up front, a dollar per pound. They buy a bag
of either twenty five pounds for twenty five bucks, or
I cut the bag of clay in half, and charge twelve
fifty. This covers all my costs, plus reduces
recycling, as students are a lot less wasteful when
they own every bit of it. In other studios, I
witnessed people dumping twenty five pounds of clay
into the recycling bucket, because the clay was free,
they were not responsible for recycling (I was), and
because twenty five pounds was harder to center than
they though it was. You can bet that if they had
bought that clay from the start, there's no way it
would have been just casually dumped. Plus, it saves
time having to measure and weigh every little piece.
They buy it, it's theirs, they do what they want with
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Penni Stoddart on wed 7 aug 02
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julie Milazzo"
> I charge, up front, a dollar per pound. They buy a bag
> of either twenty five pounds for twenty five bucks, or
> I cut the bag of clay in half, and charge twelve
> fifty. This covers all my costs,
Julie reminded me of something I had not added to my original post.
I had said our guild charges $1 per pound of finished product. The member
also has to buy the clay. $20 for a new box (20kg) or $5 per bag of
recylced, pugged clay (weight not always the same). They are also expected
to work in the studio doing all the odd jobs that need to be done for a
studio to run. Like; mixing glazes, loading and unloading kilns, putting
recycle from the buckets into a plaster bat, cleaning etc etc etc. As ours
is a teaching studio the goal is to teach people what it takes to run their
own studio. That's how I learnt and now where I'm at (having stolen half the
garage from hubby and the kids!!).
Just thought I should add that info in for anyone else who needed to know.
Penni Stoddart of Penelope's Pots
Now acting as PAST President,
Artisans London (Ontario, Canada)
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