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- September 12, 2011 at 9:27 pm #11407September 24, 2010 at 1:15 am #11578
I’ve just opened an Etsy store. I am not a skilled artist…but glass is my craft, a lot of people say they like the stuff I make, and it piles up and I can’t use it all, after all. So I am trying to sell enough of it to fund my hobby. That said, I try to set prices respectful of people who want to make a business of selling their glass…but at the low end, because I want sales, and because I’m still a beginner.
In general, I take cost of materials, plus I pay myself 9.00/hr of labor involved, and a couple of bucks overhead—more for more kiln cycles—and figure around 2.5 times that number. Then I look on Etsy to see if other people are pricing similarly, and adjust if it looks like I’m overpriced. It usually doesn’t.
–Katherine T.September 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm #11730
Well, again, I’ve never worked with anything else. I usually just build on the shelf while it sits in the kiln. If your stuff is complex and you like to build at a worktable, then yes, it’s a bit tricky to then set the round shelf down in there, because you have little space for your fingers. Some kind of tool would help, I suppose. I bought a square shelf to use for that purpose, because it’s easy to set down in there, but it can only be about 7 inches square as mentioned.
Katherine T.September 23, 2010 at 12:11 am #11728
I don’t know about the EvenHeat but I have a JenKen which I’m happy with…but one thing to consider that’s not intuitive: the Jenken has a 10″ round shelf. This means you can’t get larger than a 7″ square on it. You can go longer if you have a narrow rectangle, but not all the way to 10″, of course. I’ve got some slumping molds I bought as a neophyte that I can’t use!
–Katherine T.September 19, 2010 at 1:37 am #11720
Thank you Paul, and Stephen. I was hoping there was a magic solution. It seems there is just not enough glass on the side rim to cover for the stretching deformity of the slump. I’m thinking of trying one more time, with an extra layer of glass perhaps contour fused on the trouble spots, just to see what difference it might make. But otherwise, I think I’ll give this one up. Life is short and kiln time limited!