Re: simultaneous retailing and production work
Posted by John Iverson on May 25, 2000 at 08:11:17:
In Reply to: simultaneous retailing and production work posted by Bonnie Wells on May 25, 2000 at 00:25:50:
You might want to do a wholesale show or two just to get a *snif* for what the crafts industry is all about. Many, many gallery owners came up through the ranks -- makers who just got tired of the show circuit. Whether they still practice their craft while retailing is moot; some just don't have the time or inclination.
There are only three keys to being successful at having your own profitable gallery: location, location and location. That being said, let's hear it from some folks who actually made this conversion.