[Clayart] Thank You Clayart/prices

Terry Lazaroff terrylazaroff at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 14:59:33 UTC 2022

Hi Mel and all;

I believe the prices will increase, but so will mine.  The only real expense that is non recoverable is my R&D spending.   I have, however, found a solution that helps defray the costs. I make small bowls to run my glaze and pigment tests.  I price them very low and display them by the box load.  Clients enjoy rummaging through the box looking for “The jewel.” 

They often leave with more than they planned for.  “Here is a nice one, oh there is a super colour, I never saw this before, I want that one.”

Food for thought.


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> On Jan 8, 2022, at 7:30 AM, mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:
> And, it is wonderful to see the many names of old-timers back on clayart
> It will refresh the air.
> Before things morph into an all out fight of politics, let us get back
> to clay.
> It is very important for all of us to do a real good job of cleaning
> and taking stock of your studio/workspace and materials.  Things are
> going to get much tighter to get and the prices may stagger you.
> Does one wonder why my green glaze is made from the old recipe 1234.
> Nothing complex. Standard materials, Feldspar, Silica, Ball clay
> and any flux.  For those that do not do facebook, there is a pix
> of the new glaze, clayart page, bottom. and top. big pix.
> As was mentioned, ready made glazes my go up in price by ten times.
> West High math, one bottle of glaze $10, this spring...$100.
> Time to start re/cycling clay. get it in tight plastic bags. Use up
> everything in your studio.
> And, most important, your customers may start to tighten their belts...if
> you get what I mean?  I am pushing the 40 dollar bowl for wedding gifts.
> I think the $125 standard gift will be modified.  I even had new "brag cards"
> made. Rich black and white, logo and teapot image. Heavier card stock.
> The day of the multi-color brochure will be gone for many of you.
> I do not think I am doing "Chicken Little".  The wave is coming.
> Mel
> website: www.melpots.com
> www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML

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