John Jensen on fri 7 mar 03
This, of course, depends on the responsibilities you have and the
economics of your area. People who work for me make about $25 to $50 an
hour depending on the sort of work being done. I look on throwing as a
valuable skill and one should be able to use it to generate some income.
John Jensen, Mudbug Pottery
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Mollie Wilkie on fri 7 mar 03
Hi, a little background and then a question. I am new
to clayart, and am getting alot of useful information.
I did pottery while living overseas in Arabia for the
last 11 years, and now trying/hoping to develop my
skills since moving back to America. I have a studio
set up, I can throw pretty well, can teach biginning
pottery pretty well, but definitely have a long way to
go. (and at 55, there is a time constraint here,)
Near my home in Coshocton, Ohio, is an Historic
village and I have an opportuinty to do production
pottery and demonstrations. I think it is a great
opportuity for me to get disipline and experience.
What should I expect as a salery? Any comments would
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Lily Krakowski on sat 8 mar 03
First. We all rejoice you are safely home.
Then. Many people will tell you that you are worth X because of your
experience, your education, you smashing good looks, and so on. That these
entitle you to a certain wage. That, alas, is lamentable nonsense.
What will affect what you make is the total economic picture of where you
live. I expect that in Arabia you had maid who was marvelous efficient etc
and paid her infinitely less than you would have to pay her in Ohio. So
that part you know.
Around here you can get a marvelous older house for $60,000 and old farms
for a song, which 500 or so miles away, in the New York City area, would
cost ten times that.It simply is a cheaper neighborhood, and wages are in
line with that.
I would first write to Sturbridge, Williamsburg, the Cooperstown Farmers
Museum, Upper Canada Village (near Cornwall, Ontario) and find out what they
I would inquire what wages are around where you live. If schoolteachers
make $18,000 and schoolbus drivers get minimum wage, and banktellers $10 per
hour....you have a basis to go from.
In my personal, private opinion the experience alone is worth the price of
admission. At your stage of development I would take what they offer
because it is good for me. Obviously you are not going to have it cost you.
You incurr carfare and lunch money, and extra laundry....But if you do not
need the money (I am serious: none of my business. But you know whether you
need the income, or whether you are doing this for the doing) do it....
Mollie Wilkie writes:
> Hi, a little background and then a question. I am new
> to clayart, and am getting alot of useful information.
> I did pottery while living overseas in Arabia for the
> last 11 years, and now trying/hoping to develop my
> skills since moving back to America. I have a studio
> set up, I can throw pretty well, can teach biginning
> pottery pretty well, but definitely have a long way to
> go. (and at 55, there is a time constraint here,)
> Near my home in Coshocton, Ohio, is an Historic
> village and I have an opportuinty to do production
> pottery and demonstrations. I think it is a great
> opportuity for me to get disipline and experience.
> What should I expect as a salery? Any comments would
> be appriciated.
> Mollie Wilkie
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Joseph Herbert on mon 10 mar 03
Mollie Wilkie writes: "Near my home in Coshocton, Ohio, is an Historic
village and I have an opportunity to do production pottery and
demonstrations.... I expect as a salary? "
That might be in the Canal Winchester area?
One only knows when one asks but I expect that any direct compensation from
whatever organization is running the place will be small. However, you have
pointed out the advantage of gaining experience and getting practice. If
you can persuade the operators to let you sell the things you make there and
keep the money, that could be a significant additional income. If there are
firing faculties, the old town area in Dallas has a groundhog kiln, I hear,
then that is to your advantage too. extra excitement and kiln unloading,
etc. The idea is to make as good a deal as you can going in.
Will you have to work on a treadle wheel, will you be expected to process
local clay (that area and on to the northeast has a long history of clay
work), can you get volunteers to do heavy work for you. Lots of things to
I have not been in the area in a long time but I liked that part of Ohio
when I was there. I think I liked Knox county more, but that was an
idealized dream rather than the result of living either place.