Posted by Deb Enos on December 22, 2001 at 19:59:15:
In Reply to: Re: 2002 posted by annie on December 21, 2001 at 08:10:04:
: Deb, you are probably a bit more experienced in the crafts business part of being an artist than I am. This is all a big new adventure for me.
: I have a small line of contemporary jewelry with a strong ethnographic influence.
: Prior to getting some advice, I simply had all my work tied up in two local galleries on consignment, would wait till other galleries called me for work and maybe I could send them something, maybe not. I honestly thought that all galleries were on consignment, since they all are here.
: All the while, there was as much business in wholesale sales waiting for me as I earned locally that I was unable to access.
: So, I'll be talking to my accounts more, but not every day. I'll be learning who thier clients are, and if my sales figures are in line with thier ideas of what they can do with my work. I'll be giving them tools to get the work they want, such as catalogue sheets, and more personal contact with me.