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In a daily experience filled with political pretense and lies, the suggestion that a renown museum sells "museum-quality reproductions" "starting at $30" is mind blowing fake. Imagine the museum advertisement testifies that this is "custom Art on Demand reproduction from the exhibition" when in fact it is another piece of trash not even worth what you pay for it.
Anyone ever wonder about this and all the other junk in the Gift…Continue
Photo Credit: Steven Michaels Photography
For years I have attempted to take photos and display jewelry from the Recycle Collection. For the first time I have discovered a remarkable solution (shown above)…
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Type in the URL for your website. ADD some…Continue
Added by Harriete E Berman on September 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
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.
Have you considered adding a clause to your sales receipt, commission contract, or consignment…
Added by Harriete E Berman on August 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Have you ever wondered "How is Jewelry Selected for a Museum Collection?"
This question has always intrigued me. I am always looking for answers. When I noticed that my bracelet was posted as the Crafthaus Mastead Image, the question surfaced again. That is because the bracelet is in the Permanent Collection of the Crocker…
Added by Harriete E Berman on June 1, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
The post "I love your work and want to make one for myself" is raising a lot of discussion and tons of comments. For this reason, I am…
Harriete Estel Berman & Betty Talbott spoke about the "grassroots" collection on Jay Whaley Metalsmith Bench Talk.
Betty Talbott is the Director of the …Continue
Added by Harriete E Berman on February 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The copycat problem has become a chronic issue in the crafts community.
The thieves are every where, yet we whisper about the problems embarrassed or afraid of the negative publicity.
It is time WE RAISED OUR VOICES IN A CHORUS of awareness about the copycat thieves.
To this end I wrote a post on the American Craft Council blog titled:…
The lecture "The GOOD, The BAD, and The UGLY in the AGE of the Internet" continues to create dialog and discussion on the Internet. Recently Jay Whaley, and I discussed the issues and four recommendations in a lively conversation on …Continue
Added by Harriete E Berman on September 11, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"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.
It addresses some of the…
Added by Harriete E Berman on May 6, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
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The wonderful aspect of the internet is that it creates so many opportunities to share your art and craft.
It is THRILLING that there are forums like here on Crafthaus to create a dialog or generate visibility. There is no need to wait for the rare…
Added by Harriete E Berman on January 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Harriete E Berman on December 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
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
Added by Harriete E Berman on November 9, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
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
Added by Harriete E Berman on October 4, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
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
Added by Harriete E Berman on September 21, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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
Added by Harriete E Berman on August 21, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
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 Shipping".
To keep this post on Crafthaus as a convenient…