Episode 167- Q-Heffner
Q Heffner started his lampworking and creating with Boro experience in 2004 on 6th ave inTacoma WA. He spent the better part of the 1st 10 yrs traveling from place to place state to state to work with as many glass artist as possible to grow and hone the techniques of his craft. After working for a short stint with a member of the Aribas family in Southern California he chose not to take a full time position working with humans moved back north to Bellingham WA to be closer to family and to root down and put the knowledge and technique he'd been growing in to use. Soon after arriving back in Bellingham he started a line of caps that grew in incredible demand giving him the opportunity to continue to grow his craft while also helping open up the market for even more accessory driven glass work. He has shown his work both In galleries with stores like the Pipe kings, T Leaf Gallery , & the famous and ever growing 52nd st. He has also had opportunity to show his work at an art pop up in Art Basel.
He is currently evolving his cap line to stay relevant to the evolution of the extract smoking scene while pressing into the quartz market as well as developing a production line for the new recreational weed store market taking over the PNW primarily focused in WA
You can find him and his work on Instagram
Episode 165 James Newcomb AKA Jimi the Don
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I was born in Providence, Rhode Island, 16th of June, year of our science, 1980.
I dropped out of college to get into business management, traveled around the country for a bit, sold glass for people at shows and festivals and such.
Started working with glass as a medium in the late 90s, got into lampworking in 2004, and have been shaping it into a career ever since.
How to calculate cost of production
In this example I'm using reference from internet which has material price based on length .....
This is a generic example
example 3"-wrap and rake hand pipe
Material breakdown :
2" section of simax 25.4 hvy wall ($8.00/60")
$0.13per inch or $0.26(2"section)
1/2" section of color cobalt firsts ($5.25/18")
9" section 4mm clear for raking ($0.52/60")
Estimated total for cost of Goods
3"wrap and take spoon ($0.26+$0.15+$0.09)=$0.50
Propane/oxygen/power is pennies on the dollar if you're able to get liquid oxygen. If you are renting space you still need to calculate your estimated per hour rate. If you pay $1500.00/mo(power,rent,gas) break it down to per day then estimate how many hours you work in a day and use that number as a base calculation.
$1500.00/month (30-day month) is approx $50.00/day (per hour in a 10-hr day)
If you can make 10-$5.00 3" wrap spoons per hour your estimated cost per hour is $10.00/hr
(power,rent,gas) $5.00+(material x's 10-hr) $5.00= $10.00/hr. to manufacture 10-$5.00 spoons
Net-$50.00(10-$5.00 3" w/r)-$10.00(cost to manufacture)=
Gross approx $40.00/hr.
In a 8 hr day do the math
You can see just by getting a good base line down for estimating your cost to manufacture
you have the ability to make anywhere from
$30-60.00/hr gross profit
Net =income-cost to manufacture =profit
Now take 15% of your gross and put that aside for TAXES !!!!