OUR MISSION: To facilitate communication among glass artists, to encourage education and promote excellence in the glass arts.


Consultation and design fees can be difficult to calculate and ask for, but
you are trying to make a living. When you call your accountant or lawyer for
advice the clock starts ticking as soon as they start listening. You should
not be a whole lot different.

Establish at the beginning that the project includes a specified number of
hours of planning/survey/meetings, of agency management, and of creative
work.  Other things may be added as the project requires. Also establish
that exceeding those hours by 10% (or 5% if it’s really big) will incur
additional charges.

Once into the project give weekly updates on how much time has been used. That way, if they start adding things or changing their minds, they understand the consequences.  If they think it’s worth paying for, great. If not, take it off the table. You can always be generous and waive the extra fees, but giving clients that kind of choice saves a lot of resentment (and time) on both sides.


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