Re: simultaneous retailing and production work


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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:

Hi Bonnie!

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.


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