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Thursday, June 12, 2014

a dollar or 2 more....



I make 2 different elephant cups, with feet and without.  Yesterday I am making both, and as I smooth the feet on a footed cup I am like "these have gotta start costing MORE", the potter's cash register that floats through your brain when you spend a lot of time on something *KACHING!*  makes sense, right?  I have always charged the same for these, feet or no, but I think an extra dollar will settle my pride :)
As far as these items go, cup or teapot, they are always a best seller, and I explain to customers
"some things make sense, the trunk becomes the handle or the trunk becomes the tea spout..."


(new pottery by Gary Rith)

5 comments:

bighillpottery said...

I'm in absolute agreement....an extra buck a foot maybe :P ..... or perhaps you're right $2 for all four makes good sense, i'm sure your customers will not even flinch!

and of course the trunk makes a perfect spout....love them !

Michèle Hastings said...

Absolutely charge more for those feet. Anything extra deserves a ka-ching!

Lori Buff said...

These are very, very cute.

I think most people who are buying hand crafted items understand that you have to charge more money for more time and more risk. It's always possible that you'll loose the cup in the kiln due to a problem with the added foot. You deserve the extra dollar or two.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

You are right of course. 4 feet must cost a dollar. At least.

Busy Bee Suz said...

They are smashing! Yes, you should charge for your time and expertise.

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