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Getting serious about selling your work.

I collect art. That is to say I own more art then I have space to display. I would guess some of you have purchased art as well. I don’t me…

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Buisness Accounting, looking for info

Recently decided to become a "Proper" buisness.  I already have an accountant and know how to do general bookkeeping.  But I have so many q…

Started by Chantay Poulsen

4 Apr 26
Reply by George Lewter

Research says that the bigger your signature on your art the more It will sell for.

I just found this article that I thought folks selling their work would be interested in. The article is attached but basically it says the…

Started by Lawrence Weathers

3 May 31, 2016
Reply by Chuck Colht

Beyond the Market Tent to a Rolling Showroom

We have done festivals and various types of street shows using a very good Flourish Tent furnished with shelving to display the work. As an…

Started by Marla Stroup

6 Apr 22, 2015
Reply by Chantay Poulsen

Photographing Your Work

We had a discussion on this topic previously, but it seems to be gone now. Perhaps the discussion was "owned" by someone who left the netwo…

Started by George Lewter

15 Jan 27, 2015
Reply by Robert Coyle

Photographing pottery

I would appreciate any feedback on your setup for photographing pottery.  If you purchased a light box or if you made one and if you made o…

Started by Bonnie Hornsby

0 Nov 9, 2014

Fairs and Festivals -- Try to Get into This One, Avoid That One

Fairs and festivals come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of sophistication. So do their artists and crafters, as well as their customers.…

Started by George Lewter

6 Aug 8, 2014
Reply by George Lewter

Getting serious about selling your work.

I collect art. That is to say I own more art then I have space to display. I would guess some of you have purchased art as well. I don’t me…

Started by Dave Silwones

33 Jul 9, 2014
Reply by Leo Villaroman

Artist Bio statement?

Have the opportunity to put some of my work in a  local gallery and they want a Bio statement. Maybe some of you more traveled artists coul…

Started by Kabe Burleson

1 Jun 25, 2014
Reply by Tom Humphries

Should We Start Our Own Ceramic Art and Craft Online Market Place

Some of our members use etsy, or other online craft mall. Some have their own websites for marketing their own work. On the craft malls, it…

Started by George Lewter

9 Apr 16, 2014
Reply by Lawrence Weathers

Where do you sell your ceramic work.

Currently I am trying to build up enough items so I can have some semblance of a "store" when I start selling. Most potters I meet, scoff a…

Started by George Lewter

18 Jan 31, 2013
Reply by Brian Guffey

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Members have had great things to say about John Britt's new book, Mid-Range Glazes. Click the image to buy from Amazon.com

Purchase Glazes Cone 6 by Michael Bailey, The Potters Book of Glaze Recipes by Emmanuel Cooper, or Making Marks by Robin Hopper, all available at amazon.comMastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth & Ron Roy is now out of print.

Harbor Freight is a great place to find unbeatable prices for better HVLP spray guns with stainless steel parts and serviceable economy models, as well as detail guns, all tested by our members for spraying glazes, as well as compressors to power the guns. As yet no one has tested and commented on the remarkably inexpensive air brushes at harbor freight.

The critter siphon gun is a spray alternative that is well liked by some of our members, and is available at amazon.

Amazon is also a competitive source for photo light tents for shooting professional quality pictures of your work. They also have the EZ Cube brand favored by several of our members. You might also want to purchase the book Photographing Arts, Crafts and Collectibles . . .

If you are up to creating videos of your work or techniques you might want to invest in a flip video camera

Following are a few scales useful for potters. Your final price could be less or more - things change.

American Weigh Black Blade Digital Scale, 1000g X 0.1g $11.08 

For the non-digitally inclined the old standard Ohaus Triple Pro Mechanical Triple Beam Balance, 2610g x 0.1g, with Tare $169.00

And finally a low cost clone of the OHaus. The Adam Equipment TBB2610T Triple Beam Mechanical Balance With Tare Beam $99.62

ebay is a great alternative for many tools and the equipment used in the ceramics studio - kilns, wheels, extruders, slab rollers are often listed there both new and used.

Tips for Members

If you just want to spout off, it is best accomplished as a blog posting. If you want to get more guidance and ideas from other members, ask a question as a new discussion topic. In the upper right corner of the lists for both types of posting, you will find an "+Add " button. Clicking it will open an editor where you create your posting. 4/16/2014

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