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With the rise of scanning, 3-D printing, maker-bot and a host of classes, the growth of craft has a new maker audience that wants to make without design skills or confidence in their creativity. So where do they find their ideas? You know....they copy.
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This post on Crafthaus is a condensed version of ASK Harriete.
The primary purpose is to examine the craft marketplace using the tenants of economics, the principles of supply and demand.
The interaction of supply and demand is the most fundamental concept of economics and it is the backbone of a market economy. It is described as the…Continue
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The previous post The White Tent or the White Wall raises an interesting question. Is the value of art or craft defined by the context? Here on Crafthaus, I am providing an abridged version of the posts. Read the full posts on ASK Harriete if you are feeling strong…Continue
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I recently found out that merry renk passed away and feel an obligation to say something in fitting tribute. In a time when yesterday is so often considered "old hat", it is wonderful to know that merry renk lived long enough to see her jewelry from mid-20th century recognized in major museum exhibitions.…Continue
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I was reading an article about "Pinterest's Ben Silbermann to 'Treps: Make Something Beautiful" on Entrepreneur.com. Though the article lists three pieces of advice for entrepreneurs, it struck a cord in me. A resounding echo that could be solid advice for artists and makers. Each one builds on the other.…
Where do you want your work to go? What insights would you like to gain from my 30+ years of experience?
Is your work consistent with your marketing? Are you images good enough to…Continue
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You may have heard all the ruckus about Pinterest of late and wondered, why is this such a big deal? It looks like this is just a successful social networking site that is driving lots of traffic to my Etsy shop. Well…not exactly. Read on and I’ll explain how sites like Pinterest really make money. Note: I am using Pinterest as just one example of a type of website/business model that is growing rapidly.
Pinterest makes money by directing traffic to websites who agree to…Continue
I listen to Charlie Rose every day I often find the speakers inspiring. These are the smartest, hardest working and usually, most articulate people in the world able to bring ideas and introspection to the plain wooden table of Charlie Rose.
Today, I want to share a couple of thoughts that may be helpful to artists and makers. Of …Continue
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There is a ton of discussion going on about Pinterest.The opinions are mixed. While Pinterest is a delightfully engaging web site I am very upset by a number of issues surrounding Pinterest. Including but not limited to:
The great realization is that Pinterest is a natural website for artists and makers since it is image based. A real delight. Makers can post images of anything and everything we love. It could be like a sketchbook of inspiration.
Yesterday was a day invested in learning about Pinterest. It started with…Continue
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The opening for the Dorothy Saxe Invitational exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum is…Continue
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Recently, I was a juror for an exhibition using CaFE for entry and for review of the submissions.
In SEVERAL posts on ASK…Continue
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While I have used CaFE as an artist many times to submit my work for a juried situation, this was my first time as a juror using this service.
ASK Harriete will reveal the "behind the scenes" difficulties and…Continue
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Marthe Le Van, editor of Lark Books says that the best background for jewelry is skin, skin, skin!!!! By this she meant that jewelry on the model produced a very effective photo.Continue
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Friday afternoon (April 1) is the opening event for Craft Forward, the reception for Manufractured and the keynote address by Glenn Adamson. These two events are the high points of Craft Forward for me!…
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