I own and run a studio in Sedona, Arizona and I hold classes and open studio times monthly. I just had someone contact me about wanting to do large kiln cast pieces in my studio during open studio times. She wants to do fairly large pieces which would involve long annealing times, which would leave me without that kiln during those times. She also does flame-working and wants to use my torch and kilns for annealing pieces she makes during open studio.
I want to quote her a fair price for the use of the kilns, so I'd like to hear from other studio owners and managers who provide this service on how they price it. How much do you charge for kiln time and is it based on size of the piece or per hour, per day or some other method? Thanks in advance for any advice you have!