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BeckyH

Member Since 18 Apr 2011
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In Topic: My First Show!

29 September 2014 - 08:47 AM

We sell mugs in sizes ranging from 1 ounce to 188 ounces. The tiny ones get people to stop and look, and the giant one is used as the end of any request for a bigger mug. First we go through the smaller ones, then we unveil the big one, and they laugh and buy something.

In Topic: Co-Op

11 September 2014 - 09:05 PM

If you enjoy the company and interaction with other artists you might enjoy being a partner. The community aspects of a co-op are as important as the cost/benefit ratio. There could be ways to maximize the usefulness of being at the store-advertise the the artist on duty and have some work in progress that folks can ask about . Pump up your sales by show adding your work on those days.
And if you get your buy-in payment back, you could try it for six months and see how it works for you.

In Topic: Another Sales Technique ... Maybe?

18 August 2014 - 12:51 AM

If I can get a browser to hold a piece I am almost certain to get a sale. Partly, it forces them to interact on a more personal level, so they feel bad if they don't buy anything.

In Topic: How Do I Glaze Fire Spoons And Ladles?

16 August 2014 - 03:03 AM

Prop the item on a stilt, then grind smooth after firing.

In Topic: Bundling - A Marketing Strategy

15 August 2014 - 06:07 PM

We put together tea sets all the time. A platter, a teapot and matching cups, maybe a sugar bowl and creamer if we have them. We match the cup size to the platter, so we have lots of options depending on what products we bring to a show. If someone wants just one piece, we sell it, then assemble a different set from other pieces. If they get the whole set, they get a discount. We do this with sake jugs and cups and decanters and small drinking vessels as well.