Why ceramics cost so much?
For independent artists, time is definitely a consideration in how they are pricing their goods — there's of course the investment the artist has already made with their years of training, "It can sometimes take weeks just to complete one piece. Someone may be able to throw or mold a piece in a few minutes, but then there's the trimming, finishing, and firing."
That all sounds mighty challenging. So, we definitely understand that what you're paying for isn't just about the function — it's about the art and process that went into it.