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About DFerragamo

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  • Birthday August 23

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    http://www.deniseferragamo.com

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    Navarre, Florida, USA
  1. Thanks for this great quote. I've been working with clay for 5 years but I know I'm still a beginner. I feel that exact thing; that I look at a piece sometimes and am not fully satisfied. Not always, but often enough to know I have more to learn. It drives my family crazy when I tell them that something is not good enough or that I'm not happy with it, and they just don't see it. I know, it's family, so their views are still pretty suspect. I've been an artist for 30 years, and I'm confident with my 2D art, but I feel insecure with my clay work at times. I don't feel frustrated enough to throw in the towel at this point, since I've had some success in the sales department and have had good feedback from other artists and potters. It encourages me to press on. Thanks for passing this on!
  2. I sell on Etsy and have been very successful with it. I do agree it takes work and you will need to log in frequently. I log in every day and check my emails and if I have any orders. I also spend a lot of time working on my listing descriptions, titles and tags, as that's how you can be found there. If you don't do your homework, it's easy to get lost in the giant soup. Once you get the hang of it, it's really not difficult at all. I'll tell you that nice pictures matter a lot, as does a great description. I do much better with a description that tells people why the work is special (one of a kind, heirloom quality) , rather than just a boring list of it's attributes (size, material, etc) No, you can't just list it and sit back. I neglected my shop in the early months of the year and sold only a few pieces. I was laid off in July and ramped up my Etsy presence and my item sales have gone up four fold. The best thing is, I've refocused my items on higher priced work that makes me more money in each sale. I hope by the time my unemployment runs out (!) I'll be able to use my clay sales to support me for at least half my income so I just need a part time job, if that. My stand alone website is done through Weebly, and although it's easy and cheap, I'm horrible at what to do for web design and probably need a professional. I do use it to link to my Etsy site. Until that time, I'm banking on Etsy for my web presence.
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  4. Clay Sculpture

    Handbuilt clay sculpture using low and midrange clays fired in oxidation.
  5. Raccoon Spirit Guide

    From the album Clay Sculpture

    hand built stoneware. 6 inches.

    © ©Denise Ferragamo 2011

  6. Hedgehogs in Citrus

    From the album Clay Sculpture

    Hand built porcelain. 1.5 - 3 inches.

    © ©Denise Ferragamo 2011

  7. Gnome Jar

    From the album Clay Sculpture

    Hand built earthenware, 8 inches.

    © ©Denise Ferragamo 2011

  8. Shepherd and Sheep

    From the album Clay Sculpture

    Hand built stoneware. Sheep, 2 inches long. Shepherd, 5 inches tall.

    © ©Denise Ferragamo 2011

  9. Nativity Set

    From the album Clay Sculpture

    Hand built stoneware, 2 - 5.5 inches.

    © ©Denise Ferragamo 2011

  10. The Bramblewood Collectionâ„¢

    From the album Clay Sculpture

    A series of characters and creatures that live in the imaginary world of Bramblewood. Hand built sculptures, each with an individual story and personality. hand built earthenware, 3.5-7 inches.

    © ©Denise Ferragamo 2011

  11. Brown Bear Spirit Guide

    From the album Clay Sculpture

    Hand built stoneware, 7 inches

    © ©Denise Ferragamo 2011

  12. Flower Sprite

    From the album Clay Sculpture

    hand built porcelain, 6 inches.

    © ©Denise Ferragamo 2011

  13. Gnome with Caterpillar

    From the album Clay Sculpture

    Hand built stoneware

    © ©Denise Ferragamo 2011

  14. Gnome with Caterpillar - in progress

    From the album Clay Sculpture

    Hand built stoneware.

    © ©Denise Ferragamo 2011

  15. Gnome Wife

    From the album Clay Sculpture

    Hand built stoneware, 7 inches.

    © ©Denise Ferragamo 2011

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