March 25, 2009
OK, so before I can move on to the next project, I have to finally post the budget from Post-Processualism. In some ways this is for my own records, just to know how much these projects are costing me, but maybe someone out there finds this information helpful or informative in some way. At the very least, it gives you a rough idea of what projects like this can cost just in terms of tools and materials. The budget does come with something of a disclaimer since tools are more like an “investment” since you can continue to use them in the future, and I still have left-overs of some of the other materials. I’m also not including the cost of enrollment at the Harvard Ceramics studio since the few hours a week that I work there covers the fee, but it’s important to keep in mind because it is a hefty cost of $795 just to get access to the clay and firing. And since talking about the budget isn’t a visually interesting entry, I’m going to post some inspirational images that lead to the next big project afterwards.
Staples (file boxes, file folders, foam sheets and bubblewrap): $96.53
Home Depot (house paint, hanging materials, tile adhesive & grout, acetone, smoothing spatula, etc.): $64.82
Sew-fisicated (fabric for slab rolling): $19.95
Various Thrift and Second Hand Stores (for used frames): $26.19
Grand Approximate Total: $207.49 (or $1002.49 if you include the studio enrollment)
So there! I’m finally officially done with Post-Processualism! I’m not even going to attempt a guess on hours spent (too many!) or amount of porcelain used or anything crazy like that. We’ll just leave it as is… Now for the fun stuff…
So there! Think about that! And if you have any interesting teeth-related imagery, send it my way! Or even better, if you have any teeth lying around (wisdom teeth, baby teeth, etc.) I would LOVE to reference real teeth so please let me know! I’ll pay your shipping if you have to mail them to me, and if you’re not willing to part with them (keeping them for sentimental reasons?) take a couple photos of them from different angles and send those along instead. And to give props to some of the posted images, here’s a link to the Royal College of Art, who is responsible for the glass audio chip tooth, a link to Angie Mason’s “Rotten Tooth Gang” website, and a link to Crystal Morey’s website where you can see lots of her other ceramic, figurative work.