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by K Okahashi
Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: New Work
Replies: 29
Views: 17332

Wow, beautiful work! I've been exploring organic shapes with geometric designs and love what you have done to add another element of texture.
Very inspiring.
by K Okahashi
Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Calendar's Here!!
Replies: 121
Views: 54407

OMG!! This is great!! I just got my calendar and all those folks I once respected....well... I am seeing them in a whole new light!! Chip, what a great job! I know it must've taken more work then I could imagine. Now my question is to Brad- any chance you are gonna have a glass nudists and safety se...
by K Okahashi
Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass Craft Expo
Replies: 10
Views: 5050

Hi Linda, We've gone that past 3 years in a row and each year it grew. The nice thing is there are more and more manufacturers and distributors there so you can see first hand the products and compare (if you like to buy new stuff!) Another nice thing is there's a really nice mix of techniques. Unfo...
by K Okahashi
Fri Feb 20, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Robert Genn on pricing
Replies: 44
Views: 27068

What a great discussion. I too, get Robert Genn's letters and while I appreciate his ideas, it doesn't always mean I agree with them. Pricing is a weird animal in an of itself. There's the economic perspective of a formula, then there's the human element of perceived value, then there's the (in our ...
by K Okahashi
Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Sales&Use Audit Results--good info
Replies: 10
Views: 6132

Well, I guess migrating around has really taught me some about taxes. I found out that here in WA state, even if we run over to portland to purchase equipment etc, we still have to pay a use tax that's comparable to the sales tax here. I understand the rationale and gladly pay it now since I don't h...
by K Okahashi
Sat Jan 31, 2004 7:42 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Quieting an Air Compressor
Replies: 18
Views: 9419

Greg (and the rest of the gang), Thank you for sharing this. I normally wear good ear muffs and it has made a huge difference (forget the ear plugs- spend the $30 or so bucks and get some good muffs). This really helps me to decide on where to put the compressor and what I should watch out for. We a...
by K Okahashi
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cold Kiln
Replies: 28
Views: 11494

I will echo Barbara and say "Ahha!" :) (Barbara you crack me up!) I'm new to this cold tundra up here and well, it can be downright COLD! I've been keeping my wall heaters on in the shop because it's just too cold to go in there otherwise. (We also have a full bathroom in there and I was worried abo...
by K Okahashi
Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: CBS black cherry dichro question
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

I buy dichro all the time from CBS and have found after extensive talking with them that each color - weather it be pink/teal, cyan/copper, etc all can have a 30% value (which is the lightness or darkness of that color) that is acceptable to their guidelines. For instance cyan/copper could yield a r...
by K Okahashi
Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:54 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Christmas Jubilee
Replies: 2
Views: 2203

Never heard of it (but then I'm very new to the area). Where is it going to be held?
by K Okahashi
Mon Nov 24, 2003 4:02 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: What's selling? Survey Says!
Replies: 52
Views: 27525

I can't say that sales have slowed for me this year as I have sold more than I have in the past. The majority of my sales is wholesale jewelry in California and Hawaii, then commission work (sconces, panels, mirrors, special plates) then plates and platters. I agree with Geri- it's the inexpensive s...
by K Okahashi
Sun Nov 16, 2003 7:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: College of San Mateo
Replies: 10
Views: 5506

Check Phil Teefy's classes at his shop in Sacramento- his site is: http://www.glassglow.com . Phil teaches at many events- Hot Glass Horizons, Glass Craft Expo and knows a lot about fusing from beginning to master level. It's a bit of a drive from the bay area but they have weekend classes all the t...
by K Okahashi
Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:12 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Helpful link in licensing art
Replies: 0
Views: 1852

Helpful link in licensing art

Hi gang, Just thought I'd pass along a link that I found helpful in licensing art. I know there's been lots of talk in the past and I recently came across this one that has lots of examples and situations. Hope you find it helpful too. http://www.porterfieldsfineart.com/newartists.htm I hope I did t...
by K Okahashi
Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:04 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Holiday Open house
Replies: 10
Views: 6226

I did it last year in the bay area and had a huge response. One thing to consider if you are inviting friend's of friends or colleagues or aquaintances: try to bring in another one or two folks who do things other than glass. We had a friend who just bought a bakery and specialized in high end desse...
by K Okahashi
Wed Nov 05, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: C.O.D. advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 4297

I already received half of the payment up front so I don't think they will back out as our agreement specified it was a non-refundable, non returnable special order and they have samples that are matched. They just requested that I send the order as COD. I think the idea of a money order or bank che...
by K Okahashi
Tue Nov 04, 2003 8:37 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: C.O.D. advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 4297

C.O.D. advice?

Anyone have experience sending items COD? I have a large order that will be going out in a week and have an agreement to send it COD for the remaining balance. I know UPS and I think Fedex does this but just thought I'd check to get any suggestions, experience and/or advice on sending the shipment o...
by K Okahashi
Sun Sep 28, 2003 4:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Thoughtful work?
Replies: 145
Views: 62786

"Why are you doing the work that you do?" "What is your thought process behind your work " My first real dive into artistic ventures started with music and teaching myself to play guitar (what seems like eons ago). Music is about discipline- whether one learns from a teacher or not. It's practicing ...
by K Okahashi
Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:52 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Getting OUT Of A Gallery
Replies: 17
Views: 11001

Randy, I'll try not to reiterate what others have said. In my experience most galleries and shops will understand you wanting to take your art out, especially if you have had your art there for a while. Most retail places want things to sell too and it's hard when things don't. I follow up with all ...
by K Okahashi
Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: New Images from Leatherbarrow
Replies: 25
Views: 15549

Those shields are mesmerizing! Each piece draws you further into it's amazing colors and textures. Thank you!
Keiko
by K Okahashi
Sat Sep 20, 2003 6:18 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Pricing for restaurants vs. galleries?
Replies: 4
Views: 2885

Thanks Marty and Bert! I was thinking the same but trying to weigh the "publicity" and the "cost reality" of it all. I did a search on line with restaurant supplies and found a lot of the "standard" stuff out there. Of course there is no way I could even begin to charge some of those wholesale price...
by K Okahashi
Sat Sep 20, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Pricing for restaurants vs. galleries?
Replies: 4
Views: 2885

Pricing for restaurants vs. galleries?

Hello gang, Ok, I've had two restaurants interested in my plates and platters now :D . One is a very well established restaurant and the other just starting up. While I'm very excited at these potential opportunities, I'm at a loss how restaurants work. I'm wondering what type of general budgets do ...

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