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In Topic: Craft Shows... Tips For Success

13 October 2014 - 04:01 PM

I got my start by helping friends who needed another warm body at events. Some events are so big that having two people to make sales, wrap, chat up passersby, etc. is a necessity.
Having someone you trust to watch the cash box while you go pee is very nice. And if it happens to be slow you have someone to chat with.

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.