Friday, August 26, 2011

The Atlantic

This article ( in The Atlantic is interesting. Steve Lackmeyer pointed it out via twitter.
The Groupon Model does not work for me. A company promotes businesses with discounts to the public. Groupon does very little. A middle man in the transaction.
For us Groupon would promote a deal. Say get $40 of goods or services for $20. Groupon then takes half of the $20 with the studio getting the other half. That would be $10 for a $40 item. That does not even cover our cost alone in a $40 item.
It sounds good on the surface but really does not work.
Living Social does the same thing. Offering a glassblowing lesson that is $75 at half off $37.50. Half of that again is $18.75 to the studio for a one hour lesson. Raw operating cost alone is over $40 an hour. In their sales pitch they say the increase in repeat business will off-set the loss.
Sounds like a crazy deal for the small business owner.


very cool technique and vase

Italian Jim's

I just saw this article online. Good stuff from our friend Chris.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Glass & Clay :: Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Glass & Clay :: Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Class times are still open at the website for Glassblowing. Classes fill up fast.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


It has been a crazy start to school and things are beginning to even out.
Sunday is going to be open blow time this week at 1 to 4 and if it works we will continue the practice. It will allow a lot of learning to take place.
Keep it centered.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


We are open off and on throughout the next few days. Gearing up for the Artist Opening on Friday Night at 6:00 to 10:00. Lot's to do to get ready. Dusting, cleaning, blowing. We should be back to a regular schedule next week. We will need to take a look at the upcoming calendar and get folks scheduled into work and play. Come in when you can and beat the heat with more heat.