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Member Since 03 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 21 2015 11:28 PM

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In Topic: Community Challenge Idea

14 January 2015 - 02:41 PM

Oh, Pot Exchange!  That sounds great!!  But I do like Diesel's idea of a theme/quote/image etc to start us off.  Lot's of ideas here.....how to whittle it down?

In Topic: Community Challenge Idea

13 January 2015 - 07:35 PM

yep, I would do this.  

In Topic: Repeat Customers

03 January 2015 - 02:01 PM

I agree with Tim Allen about the differences between fairs and shows.  It can vary a great deal.  I am still new enough to the circuit that I try different venues to see what will be the best fit for me and my work.  So I am still learning, and I also agree about shows that have a long history.   That definitely factors in.   When I started pottery at a community studio 8 years ago, I heard from ALL the potters there that our little community did not support the arts.  I have NOT found that to be true.  I have found that you need to create your own opportunities for showcasing and selling your wares.   You have to get a feel for your community and for what they are interested in.....but I realized this holiday season that I do have a fan base.  It has taken 3 years to build, but I do have people who are looking for me and my work.  Along with that comes responsibility to provide a well made product, but it is worth it to me! 

So yes I have repeat customers and because I am still in the early learning stages, I change up what I am making all the time.  One customer told me that she can't wait to see what I am going to do next.  Now, believe me, I hope to someday settle on a style that says Roberta.  But until then I am having a great time!!!

My marketing consists of my business page through FB, emails, a couple of times an ad in the paper, and twice I have sent out postcards.  But I change that up all the time as well.   Perhaps that is my ADD! :D


In Topic: Slip Printing Logos

31 December 2014 - 09:58 AM

Callie, I had wondered how you got your phrase on those wonderful mugs.  Thanks for sharing.   We have a local printer/sign maker.   I will have a chat with him. 



In Topic: Making Small Handles

31 December 2014 - 09:54 AM

She will always proudly say..."My daddy made this for me!"   :)