FIRING COST CHART (IN PESOS PER CUBIC CENTIMETRE)
The prices are valid until December 31st, 2015.
TAKING MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATING COST:
1. Calculate your cubic centimetres (cm) by multiplying the 3 dimensions:
Length in cmXWidth in cmX Height in cm = total cubic centimetres
2. Search the categories of sizes below to find the price per cubic centimeter in relation to the size of your sculpture. Then, multiply your total cubic centimetres by the cost per cubic centimeter per category.
CATEGORY 1: EXTRA SMALL (minimum charge is $20 pesos per item)
$.017 pesos per cubic centimeter
0cm X 0cm X 0cm - 20cm X 20cm X 20cm
0 cm3 to 8000cm3 ($20 pesos is the minimum charge per item, up to $136 pesos)
CATEGORY 2: SMALL
$.012 pesos per cubic centimeter
21cm X 21cm X 21cm - 30cm X 30cm X 30cm
8001 cm3 to 27,000 cm3 ($96 pesos up to $324 pesos)
CATEGORY 3: MEDIUM
$.01 pesos per cubic centimeter
31cm X 31cm X 31cm - 40cm X 40cm X 40cm
27,001 cm3 to 64,000 cubic cm3 ($270 pesos up to $640 pesos)
CATEGORY 4: LARGE
$.009 pesos per cubic centimeter
41cm X 41cm X 41cm - 50cm X 50cm X 50cm
64,001 cm3 to 125,000 cm3 ($576 pesos up to $1125 pesos)
CATEGORY 5: EXTRA LARGE
$.008 pesos per cubic centimeter
51cm X 51cm X 51cm up to 60cm X 60cm X 60cm
125,001 cm3 - 216,000 cm3 ($1000 pesos up to $1728 pesos)
We reserve the right to refuse to fire an item based on what may appear to be an unacceptable risk of causing damage to our kiln, other customers' ware or that the item contains a product considered a health hazard.
Only items which are dry to the touch will be fired. Any greenware that we determine is not dry, will have to wait until the next firing.
We will treat your ceramic items as we would our own. Since the engobes and clear glaze can react differently to application, temperature, and LP gas , we cannot predict how an engobe or glaze will respond. We cannot guarantee that you will get the results you anticipate.
Firing is a service that is provided on a first come, first serve basis and we are not able to predict the quantity of wares to be fired or if kiln problems may delay our schedule, therefore there is no guarantee as to when an item will be fired.
TAKING MEASUREMENTS OF LARGE-SCALE WORK IN MULTIPLE SECTIONS:
When you are measuring a large sculpture that was built in sections, measure each section separately (unless the sections will be fired together as one sculpture). Add the cubic centimeteres of each of the sections, and then multiply the total by the peso cost (in the respective category) per cubic centimeter.
THE COST OF FIRING INCLUDES:
Labour to load and unload the kiln.
The commercial cost of LP gas: in Mexico the cost of LP gas goes up fairly often. We will increase our prices accordingly, but only 2 times a year. The price increase will occur January 1st, and July 1st of every year.
Monitoring of the ‘candling’ of the kiln for 8-12 hours (the candling time depends on the humidity in the air, and the thickness of the walls of the sculptures). Candling is a method used to slowly heat up the kiln, and the ware inside the kiln, in order to dry the ware and/or to preheat the kiln before firing.
Monitoring of the kiln during the 14 to 24 hour firing. Our kiln is not computer operated. Firing a gas kiln is an art. It involves monitoring the sound of the gas pressure in the valves, the smell of the environment, and the colour of the interior to judge the progress of the firing.
Kiln maintenance: maintenance, repair and/or replacement of damaged kiln furniture, kiln shelves, kiln materials and gas installation.
NOTE: (Engobe colours and clear glaze are not included in the cost of firing for people who work outside of our studio. If you would like to bring your sculptures to our studio to apply ceramic colours, and clear glaze, we charge $170 pesos per hour, which includes studio time, use of tools/brushes, engobe colours and clear glaze).