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Posted 23 May 2013When I cleared out the space for my small studio, I found a 2' x 2' mirror.
I set it on a couple buckets in front of the wheel and propped it up against the wall.
Works great. I pretty sure I got the idea to do that from one of Simon's videos.
I do. It is a big old dresser top thing, sits at about10 o'clock to my wheel head. It has helped me straighten up a bunch.
Posted 22 May 2013Definitely drop the funky tent as soon as you can afford to . might not be able to afford NOT to. It will make you look cheezy, not a good sales approach. unless it is a funky market where you are, would have to visit before to know that.
How your booth looks is everything to getting people to look at your work. The work shoud be what they see, not the tent, or decorations.
I had good luck at outside shows with putting large, flat baskets of small things on the ground at the front corners of my booth. People pasing by would look in , see something that made them want to look through the basket, find a low priced piece that was easy to like and buy. To make the purchase, they would need to come into the booth and then see more that they wanted.
Baskets are a good way to group similar things and keep the shelves from being cluttered. Anything that keeps the booth from looking like a second hand pottery store. Pull colors together, use multiple plate stands, stack sames up,ect.
Carefull planning will boost your sales, if the work is good and the prices right .
Posted 22 May 2013Good luck with that. Seems every time I spend weeks, months, working out the process of a new design, the first buyer for it will be another potter in my area that will have a poorly done copy of it, priced at half what I am seling it for, available at the next show in our area. Or even better, entered in a jurried event as their new work. If you figure out how to stop this, I expect all of us would like to know how you did it.
Posted 22 May 2013
The guy that said that only made jugs. Guess it works for him.;)src="http://ceramicartsdaily.org/community/public/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif">
Posted 21 May 2013Texture on soft leather hard clay, carving, stamping, ect. Get nutty about it, can't get enough.
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