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Ryan Durbin (@rdceramics) & Becca Otis (@5linespottery) share their experiences as potters, makers, small business owners, and creatives. Becca is a full time studio potter, while Ryan is a full time website developer and part time potter. We'd love to share our ups and downs along the way as we build our skills as makers and small business owners in an honest, informal manner. We hope to bring you helpful tips we've learned over the years, learn from each other, and share expertise from a number of guests with you also. Please join us for some Wheel Talk!

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Ryan Durbin (@rdceramics) & Becca Otis (@5linespottery) share their experiences as potters, makers, small business owners, and creatives. Becca is a full time studio potter, while Ryan is a full time website developer and part time potter. We'd love to share our ups and downs along the way as we build our skills as makers and small business owners in an honest, informal manner. We hope to bring you helpful tips we've learned over the years, learn from each other, and share expertise from a number of guests with you also. Please join us for some Wheel Talk!

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English

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#256 - Moving out of a studio

6/22/2024
Ryan & Becca come ready to chat all about what's involved in moving out of a studio, no matter the size. I think we can all agree, moving sucks! Both have experience in moving to larger and smaller studios over the years. With Becca's recent move, she's got a lot to say about selling equipment, tools, clay, etc so someone else can get a second life out them. We also aren't shy about recommending a dumpster. Best of luck if you're in a studio moving situation yourself and build habits of purging little by little. Listener Questions On this episode: - Bookkeeping! Do I need a tax ID right away? An LLC? Bare minimums if I’m only selling on the side? @miss.hope09 Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Smith Sharpe Refractory - Find out which Advancer Kiln Shelves are right for you at kilnshelf.com. Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:02:24:37

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#255 - Adapting to uncertain times with Link Henderson from Kentucky Mudworks (Pt 2)

6/15/2024
Ryan and Becca welcome back Link Henderson, the owner of Kentucky Mudworks and Dirty Girls Pottery Tools, for part two of our conversation from last week. They discuss switching to Shopify as a sales platform, running marketing campaigns/sales throughout the year, online and print resources for staying up-to-date on changes in our industry, and some fun questions to finish things up. Thanks for listening! -----Find more about Link's businesses below----- Kentucky Mudworks Instagram - @kentuckymudworks Website - https://kymudworks.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kentuckymudworks Facebook Group - Ky Mudworks Clay & Glaze Group Dirty Girls Pottery Tools Instagram - @dirtygirlspotterytools Website - https://dirtygirlspotterytools.com/ Link Henderson Instagram - @missinglinkfarm Website - https://missinglinkfarm.com/ Listener Questions On this episode: - How do you stay informed about shortages, new technologies, etc. Aside from attending NCECA, what magazines do you subscribe to? What organizations do you feel are valuable to invest in? For me, I get ICAN periodicals, but they don’t cover stuff as much as I’d like sometimes. For example, why did the Custer Feldspar mine shut down so suddenly? What are the benefits of using G200EU vs. Mahavir, chemically? I don’t need an answer to that specific question, but more an idea of where that conversation may be taking place. Does that make sense? @jelo.designs Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:19:30

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#254 - Adapting to uncertain times with Link Henderson from Kentucky Mudworks (Pt 1)

6/8/2024
Ryan and Becca welcome back Link Henderson, the owner of Kentucky Mudworks and Dirty Girls Pottery Tools, for an in-depth conversation. They discuss the significant adjustments Link's businesses have made since their last chat 3 years ago, particularly in response to the uncertainty surrounding raw materials. Link also shares insights into their rigorous product testing process before shipping to customers. Plus, they delve into a slightly controversial topic that you'll definitely want to hear. Tune in next week for the second part of this engaging discussion! -----Find more about Link's businesses below----- Kentucky Mudworks Instagram - @kentuckymudworks Website - https://kymudworks.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kentuckymudworks Facebook Group - Ky Mudworks Clay & Glaze Group Dirty Girls Pottery Tools Instagram - @dirtygirlspotterytools Website - https://dirtygirlspotterytools.com/ Listener Questions Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:32:12

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#253 - Becca's next challenge

6/1/2024
Ryan & Becca are back to chat about Becca's next challenge as she's made her way back east for the summer. She's planning ahead for diving head first into online teaching in clay. It's not something too foreign for her, but she's been planning for months (maybe even years) to get to this point. There's a lot of unknowns still, but the plan is set in motion. Ryan also shares a bit about a new throwing challenge he's started the past few weeks. Listener Questions On this episode: - Hi Ryan and Becca! I have tried to get an answer to this question and apparently am struggling. I want to make some olla pots (bury them in the garden, fill them with water that slowly leaks through to water plants) but no clay store near me sells terracotta. I have found a clay with an absorption of 22% at cone 2 though. My question is: does absorption equal porosity if I don't glaze it? THANK YOU!!!! @mspiveyceramics Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:02:10:24

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#252 - Making pottery for restaurants with Bethany Kramer from Bethany Rose Pottery

5/25/2024
Ryan & Becca are happy to be joined by Bethany Kramer from Bethany Rose Pottery to answer all of our questions about working on orders with restaurants. Bethany has been working with various local and regional restaurants over nearly the last decade, finding success as she's grown. We're happy to get some answers regarding making orders in large quantities, hiring help, working with chefs/owners, adjusting forms over time, firing cone 10 gas reduction work, balancing family time, and shifting income streams over the years. We covered so much in what felt like a short time. Enjoy! -----Find more about Bethany's business below----- Instagram - @bethanyrosepottery Website - https://www.bethanyrosepottery.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BethanyRosePottery Listener Questions Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Speedball Ceramics - Check out their new underglaze formula online or from a distributor near you. Find out more at speedballart.com. Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:54:39

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#251 - What can you do when sales are slow?

5/18/2024
Ryan & Becca discuss how they think about adjusting their business & finances when sales are harder to come by. We've seen slower sales to start the year online, at shows, and general sentiment around folks having less disposable income. We hope you get some valuable takeaways to get yourself prepared in the case of finances tightening or product being harder to sell. Resources Wheel Talk #233 - Is paid advertisement worth it? with Will Donovan Listener Questions On this episode: - What do you do with oil bottles/soap dispensers that end up too narrow for the 'tops' (oil spouts/soap pumps)? I think others should hear your response because it was a good one! @greencabinpottery Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Speedball Ceramics - Check out their new underglaze formula online or from a distributor near you. Find out more at speedballart.com. Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:55:43

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#250 - Finding the right shows

5/11/2024
Ryan & Becca go in deep on finding shows early in your selling career. Becca plays interviewer on this one to ask Ryan all about his early shows, what he hopes to get sales-wise these days at a show, and how the progression has evolved year to year. There's also some discussion about where and how to find the shows for you. Thanks for the question Tiffany! Resources Sign up for Becca's upcoming Nesting Mixing Bowls virtual workshop on Wed, May 15 at 8pm EST Wheel Talk #208 - Optimizing your show applications with Deanna Poelsma Listener Questions On this episode: - I'm struggling to see how I can make a living at selling my pottery with high cost of clay, glazes, electricity and cost of events. What are typical costs of events/festivals/fairs to sell your pottery? What types of events are best selling events (fair, craft fair, street fair or festival)? What are your sales goals for these events? When do you know if you're good enough to try a juried event? Are there specific juried events you recommend, i.e. ZAPP or just local juried events? Do you do any commission work? As an example, I had a potential customer as me to make a set of plates in a very specific color of blue. @tiffanycarperceramics Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Speedball Ceramics - Check out their new underglaze formula online or from a distributor near you. Find out more at speedballart.com. Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:23:35

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#249 - Calculated risk-taking

5/4/2024
Ryan & Becca are back together once again to discuss risk taking in our businesses. What's the most risk we've taken lately, how do we think through risks we're willing to take, how having a support system influences our decisions, and how do we prepare ourselves when something doesn't go right. We hope you enjoy our discussion today. Resources Sign up for Becca's upcoming Nesting Mixing Bowls virtual workshop on Wed, May 15 at 8pm EST Listener Questions On this episode: - How do you decide what forms are worth wholesaling? How do you decide on the cost split? @overbrookclay Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Speedball Ceramics - Check out their new underglaze formula online or from a distributor near you. Find out more at speedballart.com. Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:02:10:59

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#248 - Is your price right? with Isaac Shue and Heidi Fahrenbacher

4/27/2024
Ryan & Becca have the whole crew here today, joined by Heidi Fahrenbacher from Bella Joy Pottery and Isaac Shue from Gallery Mostaza. They talk a lot more about our hot topic as of late: pricing. Heidi continues where we left off last time to ask Ryan about his approach to pricing and digging into Isaac's pricing philosophy. -----Find more about Isaac's business below----- Instagram - @isaacshueisart & @gallery.mostaza Gallery Website - https://www.gallerymostaza.com/ Isaac's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/isceramics Gallery Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/gallerymostaza Wheel Talk #108 - Finding your market -----Find more about Heidi's business below----- Instagram - @bellajoypottery Website - https://www.bellajoypottery.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bellajoypottery Wheel Talk #245 - Pricing your work pt 2 & presenting at NCECA Wheel Talk #219 - Pricing your work effectively Wheel Talk #91 - Things to Be Happy About Listener Questions Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:02:23:45

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#247 - "Resources for your business" at NCECA 2024

4/20/2024
Ryan & Becca are proud to share the topic of "Resources for your business" live at the NCECA 2024 clay conference hosted in Richmond, VA. We hope you enjoy the discussion as we share how our friends and peers become some of the best resources for our businesses. Thanks to Ben Carter (Tales of the Red Clay Rambler) and NCECA for co-producing the podcast and graciously inviting us back for the NCECA podcast room. Also, thanks to everyone who came to our talk in-person and asked questions live. Enjoy and we hope to see you at a future conference! Listener Questions Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:07:17

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#246 - Let's talk preorders

4/13/2024
Ryan & Becca chat about preorders today! We cover a few pros and cons of doing a preorder, what we've preordered before, what we'd like to preorder in the future, and customer considerations when receiving an online preorder. Enjoy and good luck if you're planning to preorder anything this year. Resources Join the waitlist for Ryan's future Bookkeeping Workshops Listener Questions On this episode: - Taxes/keeping track of income/expenses @dirtboyceramics Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:31:05

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#245 - Pricing your work pt 2 & presenting at NCECA with Heidi Fahrenbacher from Bella Joy Pottery

4/6/2024
Ryan & Becca welcome back Heidi Fahrenbacher from Bella Joy Pottery for third time to chat all things NCECA and catch up on Becca's pricing. They recap how NCECA went for them as demonstrators & presenters, what makes the conference so overwhelming, dig into Becca's pricing and sales since we last met with Heidi, and hunting apparently. Stay tuned for the next appearance when we dig more into Ryan's pricing and sales with Heidi. Enjoy everyone! -----Find more about Heidi's business below----- Instagram - @bellajoypottery Website - https://www.bellajoypottery.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bellajoypottery Wheel Talk #219 - Pricing your work effectively https://wheeltalk.buzzsprout.com/539026/13732526-219-pricing-your-work-effectively-with-heidi-fahrenbacher-from-bella-joy-pottery Wheel Talk #91 - Things to Be Happy About https://wheeltalk.buzzsprout.com/539026/8520636-91-things-to-be-happy-about-with-heidi-fahrenbacher-from-bella-joy-pottery Tales of the Red Clay Rambler #469 Heidi Fahrenbacher on her formula for pricing https://www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/episodes/469-heidi-fahrenbacher-on-her-formula-for-pricing Listener Questions Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:02:18:42

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#244 - Road trip home from NCECA!

3/30/2024
Ryan & Becca are heading home to Cincinnati with Erica & Jessica from Richmond, Virginia after attending NCECA 2024. Enjoy the events that made this week special and some of our key takeaways as we get home, rest up, and get back into our studios soon. We hope to see everyone in Salt Lake City, Utah for 2025 and Detroit, Michigan for 2026! Follow Erica at @erica_irene_k and Jessica at @overbrookclay on Instagram to see what they are up to. Listener Questions Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:02:29:00

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#243 - Getting better at in-person shows

3/23/2024
Ryan & Becca are getting excited about NCECA, which just concluded at the time of this release, before answering a listener's question about gauging the shows they're selling at. Sandrine's in her second year of selling and wants to make sure the shows she's looking into are good fit for the potential customers out there for her. We get into how you should think about the shows you choose, improving little by little by comparing to yourself only, and planning for selling outside your home state regarding taxes. Thanks for listening and best of luck for everyone preparing for the show season ahead! Listener Questions On this episode: - 1. Last year I kept hearing that sales levels were down compared to past years. It was my first full year so I didn't have the comparison. Do you feel that it was down? - 2. I've been selling primarily at a farmers market and a few local themed markets (Halloween, Christmas, etc.). This year I'm looking to expand into other venues in hopes to increase my sales. Do you think that juried events tend to yield better sales than non juried? And would arts festivals also be worth it? - 3. Other markets mean traveling out of state. How do you deal with sales tax? - Sandrine from @frenchfrogpottery Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:38:54

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#242 - How we started & where we're going

3/16/2024
Ryan & Becca share some stories today about how the podcast started and how it's changed over the years. We also get into how we see it progressing into the future and some dream scenarios we may see come to fruition at some point. Thanks for continuing to listen! Listener Questions On this episode: - How did the podcast start? How did we manage it early on & plan for discussions? Where are we now with it and how do we feel about it? Did we have plans long term for it & what opportunities do we see for it in the future? @sipor.ceramics Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:31:13

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#241 - Setting boundaries on social media with Melanie Westheiden from Swell Ceramics

3/9/2024
Ryan & Becca are joined today by Melanie Westheiden from Swell Ceramics. Melanie shares about her business’ evolution from a home studio to brick and mortar, preparing for the holiday season, setting boundaries on Instagram, & shifting her body of work. Thanks so much to Melanie for taking the time to share with all of us. -----Find more about Melanie’s business below----- Instagram - @swellceramics Website - https://www.swellceramics.com/ Listener Questions On this episode: - Do y’all have any insight on making passive income (stickers/merch) for your pottery business? Is it worth the time and money, or is it a complete waste? My pieces take an insane amount of time to create, but I don’t want to make plain ol’ mugs or pieces out of the fear I’ll lose my audience. So I was looking at possibly going the merch route. Any advice? Hopefully this makes sense! @punchypottery Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:52:37

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#240 - Mobile studios

3/2/2024
Ryan & Becca are back together once again and this week we're talking mobile studios! We received a question about the viability of using a mobile studio in a trailer, van, etc to assist in teaching small kid classes and selling at shows from it. Becca's insights may surprise you on this one. Thanks for the question Lilly! Listener Questions On this episode: - I have been trying to get a little more consistency in my drying. Currently I have a rack that is taped up with plastic but occasionally still have some cracking issues that are due to parts drying faster than others. My question is what is an optimal humidity level for drying, and or temperature? @roycroftron - What do you think of mobile studios? I have researched this somewhat and have seen a few examples of teardrop camper studios, food truck studios parked on a small plot of land, teaching studios in a bus or van, etc. I already really hate dragging all of my stuff to shows in a small-sized SUV, and I’m only a baby potter. I’m super jealous of the flower lady who has a cute, tiny truck at the farmers markets to sell from. People LOVE her setup. I also haul all my stuff back and forth to teach kids classes. Becca, have you ever worked out of your van selling/teaching? Would a mobile studio be a good idea as a business investment vs. a brick and mortar shop when you can’t teach at home? Do you know any potters with mobile studios? Maybe a mobile studio would come with its own costs and restrictions. Would appreciate any insight you might have on mobile studios! @tuliptreetales Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Speedball Ceramics - Check out their newest line of Mid-Fire glazes at speedballart.com and see them in-person at NCECA 2024 at booth #208 in Richmond, VA. Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:24:11

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#239 - Custom wholesale & clay buttons with Sara Davis from Golden Earth Designs

2/24/2024
Ryan & Becca are joined today by Sara Davis from Golden Earth Designs. Sara shares about her process of making custom wholesale mugs, selling full time the past year, getting back to production after the holidays, and clay buttons! Thanks so much to Sara for sharing some time to chat about her work and business. -----Find more about Sara's business below----- Instagram - @goldenearthdesigns Etsy - https://goldenearthdesigns.etsy.com/ Listener Questions Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Speedball Ceramics - Check out their newest line of Mid-Fire glazes at speedballart.com and see them in-person at NCECA 2024 at booth #208 in Richmond, VA. Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:02:07:45

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#238 - A path to full time ceramic artist with Em (Paz) Stevens (Pt 2)

2/17/2024
Ryan & Becca welcome Em (Paz) Stevens to the show to discuss balancing a full time job in the service industry and part time pottery. We get into how her business did in 2023, how she's building out her home studio, funding the build through Kickstarter, setting realistic business goals, and digging into Etsy shop advice. Thanks again to Em for sharing her time with us. -----Find more about Em's business below----- Instagram - @pazfuldesigns Website - https://www.pazfuldesigns.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pazfuldesigns Etsy - https://pazfuldesignsstudio.etsy.com/ Listener Questions Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Speedball Ceramics - Check out their newest line of Mid-Fire glazes at speedballart.com and see them in-person at NCECA 2024 at booth #208 in Richmond, VA. Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:48:51

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#237 - A path to full time ceramic artist with Em (Paz) Stevens (Pt 1)

2/10/2024
Ryan & Becca Welcome Em (Paz) Stevens to the show to discuss balancing a full time job in the service industry and part time pottery. Em has a number of questions for us, especially related to how Ryan was able to sell $95k worth of work in a year that averages $35 while selling "part time." We cover a number of topics on this first installment of this chat with Em and we're grateful for her sharing some time with us. -----Find more about Em's business below----- Instagram - @pazfuldesigns Website - https://www.pazfuldesigns.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pazfuldesigns Etsy - https://pazfuldesignsstudio.etsy.com/ Listener Questions Send us questions so we can answer anything you've been thinking about on a future episode. Send those through Instagram @wheeltalkpodcast or email us at wheeltalkpodcast@gmail.com. Sponsors L&L Kilns - The durable kiln that potters trust to fire evenly & consistently. Find your L&L kiln at hotkilns.com Speedball Ceramics - Check out their newest line of Mid-Fire glazes at speedballart.com and see them in-person at NCECA 2024 at booth #208 in Richmond, VA. Support the show on Patreon for as little as $3 per month: https://patreon.com/Wheeltalkpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @wheeltalkpodcast @rdceramics @5linespottery Visit our website: www.wheeltalkpotcast.com Wheel Talk YouTube Channel Support the Show.

Duration:01:50:19