3.07.2010

NC Potters Conferance-"Talking Heads"

I thought this was one of the best photo's I could share of the NC Potters Conference this weekend. Here I am sitting behind Micheal Kline and Ron Philbeck while they are listening to Ayumi Horie talk about how to market yourself/pots on the world wide web. She also gave alot of credit to Micheal and Ron for all they do on their blog site, which I have to admit is pretty inspiring in my eye's. They both have great blogs and do such a good job of keeping us all informed and engaged.

I have to say that this talk she did was my favorite part of the conference and was very motivating for me. I've listened to her talk now twice about her marketing techniques and I am always amazed at how smart she is but sincere in her approach as well towards her customers. I am finding it harder and harder to keep up with galleries and doing shows and think perhaps I can take a few of her idea's and make them fit for my own life situation and work cycle. Its seems to me if you have a family and you don't have a great show room or sales location right in your back yard, the web is a great venue for reaching customers. Since my production time has been cut way down and I'm starting to make work that is even more time consuming , selling my work myself on the web and trying to expand my market is very appealing.

I'll have more images from the conference to share through out the week.

3 comments:

Lori Buff said...

Web marketing is a good way to go. I'm actually a little surprised at how much I sell because of the web. I'm not sure it would work as an exclusive way of selling but it is a great way to reach more customers.
I love reading Ron & Micheal's blogs also. Thanks guys. And thanks for the great picture. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

Ron said...

Just to clarify that is me (Ron) on the right!! I'm not as follically challenged as MK, YET.

This was the most motivating part of the Conference for me too Jen.
Thanks for the mention just now. I appreciate it. Talk to ya soon.

Michael Kline said...

@Ron just give yourself some time and you'll be looking as good as me! Hahaha.