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Daraburn@AOL.COM on wed 21 jan 04


I've been asked to teach throwing. I have only one wheel so would probably
purchase another to be able to have 2 students at a time. Can you give me some
idea of how to charge?

Thanks,
Dawn

Susan Giddings on wed 21 jan 04


Just as a basis for comparison.


Our classes are 10 weeks and cost students $300. Classes meet nce a week for 2.5 hours. Works out to $12/hour. 9 students in a class.


They also have unlimited access to the studio for the 10 weeks that class is in session.(Very unusual based on surveys in our area which is Central Connecticut.) Clay is extra charge ($6 for recycled 25# bags, $10 for new 25# bags). Raku firing also has addional charges. ^10 glazes and firings included in the cost to students.


Hope this helps


Susan


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Craig Dunn Clark on wed 21 jan 04


Dawn, I charge $35/hr for instruction time for one person and $45/hr for
two. I then charge them $6/hr for shop use/practice time. These prices are
quite reasonable and not really enough but I do enjoy teaching new students
and most folks who I care to interact with can't afford to pay much more. It
took me a number of years to get to these prices.
In the old days I used to let folks come on over to the shop, hang out,
fire, learn to throw, drink some wine, beer, smoke a little dope and at the
end of the day got ten bucks or so from them. Much more of a bohemian
existence at that point. Wasn't making much money. Really enjoyed myself
though! Would not have wanted to do things any differently at that point in
time.
Now that I'm all growed up and trying to make a living as a
potter -I've got a ways to go yet - I am more serious about what I charge
for my time and whether or not I'm willing to give it away. I guess I'm
looking at things through different colored lenses.
Hope this helps.
Craig Dunn Clark
619 East 11 1/2 st
Houston, Texas 77008
(713)861-2083
mudman@hal-pc.org

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> I've been asked to teach throwing. I have only one wheel so would
probably
> purchase another to be able to have 2 students at a time. Can you give me
some
> idea of how to charge?
>
> Thanks,
> Dawn
>
>
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Lucy Reuther on wed 21 jan 04


Depends of course on your area. Prices here in Columbus, Ohio are in
the $100 to $150 range for a 6 week class that lasts 2 - 21/2 hrs. per
class. That also is based on about 6 - 10 people per class. So if you
think $200 for six weeks work with a minium of 18 hours you are putting
in you would be making about $11 an hour with only 2 students. You might
need to charge differently since you will be doing more personal
attention. You should think about what your time is worth including set
up, class prep, supplies and clean up which even with the students doing
it leaves you with time put in yourself. Also, most classes the student
pays extra for clay, glazes and firing.
LucyLee

>>> Daraburn@AOL.COM 01/21/04 12:00PM >>>
I've been asked to teach throwing. I have only one wheel so would
probably
purchase another to be able to have 2 students at a time. Can you give
me some
idea of how to charge?

Thanks,
Dawn

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