Yup, pricing IS a problem. I allow some folks into the
foundry/studio areas for $10.00 per person per hour, plus any
materials and/or supplies used. Any time I have to spend with a
student(s) is charged at $35.00 per hour. My shop time for
custom work is $50.00 per hour
Any cast bronze is charged at $10.00 to $15.00 per cleaned pound
depending on the size and complexity of the piece. This price
covers shelling, dewaxing, burnout, shell repair and inspection,
shell preheating, melting the bronze, pouring it, knock-out and
rough removal of the sprues and vents. So far it has been
working out pretty well and the clients are pretty happy with the
Cynthia used to charge $12.00 to $20.00 per studio hour plus
materials. We currently do not have the jewelry studio set up
but hope to next year.
Good luck with this issue. I hope to see other responses to
your question as “what to charge” for almost anything is
difficult to come up with.
John and Cynthia/MidLife Crisis Enterprises
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guaranteed happiness. Life just
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fill it with joy.