Don't miss this once a year event! This year it's hosted by Julie Harnick. It was a perfect fit - Julie has a new kitchen and I make kitchen to table pottery. Most of the work is completed (some in the kiln now).
The chore I dislike the most is going through and making sure I have priced the work properly. The reality is that you simply cannot charge enough for handmade pottery - it just takes too many hands on hours to produce one piece to make it work out. This is why it's nearly impossible to make a living as a working pottery. Some of us pay they bar bill, or the piano lessons, or the car payment, or whatever.
UNITS OF TIME: Life of a mug.
- Wedge clay and prep wheel- 5 min.
- Throw mug on wheel - 5 min
- let dry 1 day
- Trim bottom of mug -5 min.
- Pull and attach handle -5 min.
- let dry completely 1-2 days
- fire in bisque kiln (1 day turnaround)
- prep, glaze, finish off -10 min
- fire in glaze kiln (1 day turnaround)
- unload kiln 5 min
- check piece as completed