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Potters Displays for Art and Crafts Shows.

Would really like to see what others have done to display wares at shows - both indoor and outdoor. Portability, attractiveness, ease of se…

Started by George Lewter

8 May 24, 2012
Reply by Patricia Bridges

How to turn your pottery knowledge into a business

Lakeside Pottery is a ceramic art teaching facility in Stamford, CT with over 4,500 enrolments in the past 7 1/2 years. We have experianced…

Started by Morty Bachar

1 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by Benjamin Coffman

Nolo Press book "The Craft Artist's Legal Guide"

Nolo Press has an excellent book called The Craft Artist's Legal Guide - Protect Your Work, Save on Taxes, Maximize Profits written by atto…

Started by Belinda Willis

0 Jan 14, 2012

Sales & Marketing & Pricing

Sales and Marketing and Pricing  - often difficult areas for potters. But for those of us who sell our work and expect a certain level of i…

Started by Patricia

2 Jan 5, 2012



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