Oct 12, 2018
In my opinion starting off Melting glass
as a hobby is ideally the way to go until you have a strong enough
technical foundation that you can manufacture several types of
product lines consistently as well as consistent sales.
If you have a 9-5 this is the best way to allow yourself to
take he time , stress free, to learn this unforgiving medium.
There's nothing worse then trying to crank out an order of
product that you barely know how to make while under the gun of you
power bill or rent!!!! If you're fortunate enough to
apprentice under someone with years of experience you will have a
greater advantage monetarily sooner then someone who is learning on
Ask yourself when working if this medium and niche of art is
something you can see yourself doing for the next 30-50 years.
It's a struggle. No matter how many artists are making
6-7 figures annually this doesn't represent the community as a
whole. In my estimation 40-60% of the artists in the industry
are working from order to order. This can be taxing on the
soul but also give you a better appreciation for the "THINGS" you
have in life as well as the medium of glass. That being said
if you are going to turn this "hobby" into a "business" you need to
get smart about your money.
link to download your questions and answer then honestly
These are all important. Here's a link to the IRS
website that explains what they require for you to qualify as a
business or hobby. Depending on what state you live in
there's a ton of info available at your finger tips regarding all
these topics. Do some research and understand that this is
only my opinion and the way my business is handled.