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Take the Plunge

For more than five years, Michelle Karol has worked hand-in-hand, heart-to-heart, with a great number of talented artisans and craftspeople. In her position as sales manager for NY NOW's HANDMADE collection, she has had the front-row seat for...

Alice Grau - Red-Hot Mama

Creative director Alice Grau is not your grandmother or mother's idea of a company bigwig. Talented, driven, and articulately committed to finding and bringing ''social justice to the world,'' Grau is in the enviable position of actually being able...

Catching Flies with Honey

It seems like such an easy thing to say bad things about your competition, especially if you have a legitimate reason. In truth, however, badmouthing can come back to bite you in the butt ... big time. My husband and I have operated our woodcraft...

Shattering Glass Myths

On a scale of difficulty from 1 to 10, the photography of glass is right up there at 11 or 12. By comparison, the photography of polished gold jewelry is a mere 9. Photographing glass requires much more attention to detail than with any other craft....

American Craft Week

Sometimes big ideas stay just that and never take flight into something real and tangible. American Craft Week (ACW) is one of those big ideas that became real in a big way and five years after its inception, it just keeps growing. This year ACW...

Trends: Glimpses of 2014

"In 2014 I look forward to creating intricate structures defined by the subtle hues of stainless steel, copper, bronze, and brass. I've worked so much with color in the past decade, but I am looking forward to developing a collection of earthy...

Fate Meets Faith

throughout high school, with all of the art classes he could take. Each one made him realize that what he wanted to be was a metal craftsman.

Flight of Fancy

Launching a business--spearheading a new direction in one's life--can be scary. Taking that leap of faith into the big, bold, beckoning unknown is like a bird learning to fly for the first time. It's a major step forward: hopping off that familiar...

Retail Marketing

When running a craft business, there are two basic divisions in sales type: retail (selling directly to the customer) and wholesale (selling to a middleman, who sells to the customer). It's entirely possible to do both, of course. But, the common...

Medium: Metal Clay

Customize Your Settings

Besides writing columns about photography and working for a couple of photo Websites, I am the resident photo expert at www.wholesalecrafts.com. The site is a meeting place for craftspeople and crafts buyers and my job is to answer questions that...

How do I Approach Galleries?

Start at the beginning. You’ll have to decide whether you’re going to offer pieces you make in multiples or only one-of-a-kind items. I’d suggest you consider some of both. The production pieces could be the bulk of your offerings and the...

Order Up!

The Brooklyn-based artist works under the moniker of Object + Totem. Her ceramic creations have been sold at upscale boutiques and specialty shops, and her jewelry has been available at Anthropologie. Ahn sees herself as a new breed of clay artist,...

Bold and Brilliant

pre-made and then pick one of a zillion stones, and voila! You have a so-called ‘custom piece.' Metal clay brings back the feel of having a one-of-a-kind piece. Unless you have something cast and run off a machine, it is impossible to make two...

Focus: Glass

"The Mbola pieces are the direction that my newer pieces are going," states Carrie Gustafson. "These pieces have been a real breakthrough for me. They have pushed me in technical capacities, as well as creatively. They have also allowed me to work...

Tips for Booth Etiquette

You're right: Compliments are great for the ego bank but don't help the bottom line of the bank account. One obvious way to make sure your booth gets attention is for you to be in it and attentive to the buyers in the aisles. No books, electronics,...

The Tax Man Cometh

Remember that "911 for artists" idea I had awhile back? I think we also need a special income tax service for artists. When tax season rolls around, things get a little heated around here. Not like at house, I'm sure. I bet things are very civilized...

Time Bandit

It's ironic that Long Island artist Susan "Sue" Beatrice has become known for her absolutely captivating sculptures made from watch pieces, clock gears, and other mechanical gadgets that smack of bygone Victorian elegance. Adept and versatile, the...

Artistic Evolution

''By the time I was a senior in high school, I'd been playing the piano for a dozen years, and many people expected me to pursue it in college,'' Rebeca explains. ''However, it wasn't something that came truly natural to me. I enjoyed playing, but I...

Is the Price Right?

Having a well-thought-out pricing strategy is fundamental to the success of your retail business. It drastically affects the sales of your merchandise, the satisfaction of your customers, and the health and profitability of your business. There are...
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