Lily Hume on wed 22 mar 06
Yes I'm a Lurker. I receive postings in digest form so by the time I read
it, most subjects have been covered in great detail. That's my excuse.
I'll be conducting my first workshop "Practical Chemistry for the Potter"
soon and am not sure what to charge. The class is 2 days and will include.
Safety and Toxicity
Hands on mixing of 6 glazes.
Each person will fire 2 of their pots.
Understanding of Formulas
Calculation of Seger Unity and COE
Glaze and clay body interaction
Discussion of material properties
Lunch both days
A gift of one of my test pieces with a workshop glaze
The workshop will be held at a friends teaching studio and she will do the
firing. I expect her to take a cut (how much?). I will provide all the
instruction, materials, handouts, and lunch. So what does a locally known,
nationally unknown, potter, and geochemist charge? I've checked workshop
fees in the archives and they range from $0-500. I'm looking for what
people are willing to pay and what expectations would be included in that
Susan Giddings on wed 22 mar 06
What part of USA - assuming it is in USA.
Geographic location can substantially affect what you can charge.
Paul Lewing on wed 22 mar 06
on 3/22/06 7:40 AM, Lily Hume at swamplily@EARTHLINK.NET wrote:
> So what does a locally known,
> nationally unknown, potter, and geochemist charge? I've checked workshop
> fees in the archives and they range from $0-500.
You're right, Lily- there's a huge range. Generally the ones that cost in
the hundreds of dollars are longer than one or two days, though, or they
include room and board.
I'd start with what you feel you need for pay and work backwards. Take out
the cost of things like the lunch (very generous of you by the way, and
quite unusual) and the handouts and the payment to the studio host (and
travel?). Then divide that stuff plus what you feel is fair pay for you by
the number of people you expect to attend.
Just so you know, average pay for most people who teach ceramics workshops
is probably about $300-$500 per day, plus expenses. The real "stars" get
more- sometimes more than double that. If it's you r first workshop, and
you're not well known, you'd probably wan to charge less.
Good luck, Paul Lewing
Lily Hume on fri 24 mar 06
Thank you Paul and those of you who responded off-line. Your words of
wisdom and encouragement have been taken to heart. WoooHooo here we go.
I'll post back with details of success or lack of when it happens.
Thank you Clayart,