PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
"The GOOD, The BAD, and The UGLY in the AGE of the Internet"
is a Keynote Address I originally gave for the International Polymer Clay Association annual conference.…
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Success at a craft show starts before you even apply. Yes, this is truer than you could possibly expect.
It doesn't matter whether your work is fabulous, well designed or priced right, if it doesn't fit the show you will be disappointed. Participation in a show that does not fit your work is a waste of time and money.
Guest Author Alison Antelman is an…
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This post on Crafthaus is a few knock your sock off ideas for making your booth display REMARKABLE !!!!!!!!!! This is an abridged version for a wholes series of posts from ASK Harriete on display.
The whole idea for this series of posts is to be inspired by display ideas from either stores or window…Continue
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The series of posts on Crafthaus are an abridged version of ASK Harriete for the convenience of the Crafthaus audience. You are welcome to comment here or on ASK Harriete.
AT this point the series about the craft market place has been evolving for over a month. The issues are complex, I am trying to untangle the economic dynamics methodically.…Continue
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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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Shipping connects our studios to the world.
From jewelry to sculpture, shipping companies to shipping agents, bus, train, truck, and plane, we covered all the options that you may or may not have considered for the "Ins and Outs of…
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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One of the questions that frequently comes up is: "What makes a good photo?" There are many possibilities of good photos ....too numerous to mention, so I would like to focus on earrings.
Below are the most common mistakes in photographing earrings AND earrings solutions for good photos.
Generally, earrings should NOT be photographed lying down at an…
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Considering the time of year,
this question from Eva, a student at the Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA, seems very timely. She asks:
"Do you suggest that we find a job after graduation or set up our own studio…
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A question from Pei Sze, student at Academy of Art, San Francisco: "If we put our works on consignment and it gets damaged, who is usually responsible for the damage?"
The ANSWER is in your consignment contract.…
Last week, Andy Cooperman and I gave a presentation with Q & A for an audience of students and emerging artists. Co-sponsored by the Academy of Art San Francisco and the…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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