Jennifer Baumeister on sun 21 nov 04
I am just starting out with a home studio and after expending to much gray matter on trying to figure out how to price my wares, I think I have found a great method.
Input from the clayart gang is greatly appreciated.
I start off with finished gram weight.
Then multiply the weight with a base rate per gram of .030 (you can set a different base rate to comply with your particular market, costs, skill, or currency etc,,)Then add to the base total $2 per additional piece (handles, knobs, lid, spout etc..)
In addition to this basic rate then add (or subtract) a percentage for artistic value, etc.
Medium size mug
Finished weight 360 g x .030 = $ 10.80
Total $ 12.80
Same size mug with intricate decoration $12.80 + 50% artistic value = $19.20
1260 g x .030 = 37.80 plus $2 each for handle, spout, lid , and knob for a basic price of $45.80 can then add a percentage in artistic value for the complexity of the form, decoration etc. $45.80 + 25% = 57.25
Basic Medium size Vase ( same weight as teapot )
1260 g x .030 = $37.80
With this method, the base rate is quick and easy to calculate.
The artistic value/time is easily to put into a percentage range.
As a newbie, I can't thank you all enough for the huge amount I have learned from Clayart over the past year. I also very much appreciate the comments and humor of certain members,,,