An Interesting read?????

I got an email the other day and thought it was ironic how I was just talking about my own personal thoughts on galleries and selling my work. I first wondered if someone was "watching me" when I read this and than realised that I"m on a list like everyone else. I'm sure you all have gotten this email about a workshop to "help all of us sell our work". Personally I got a big charge out of this and chuckled to myself because everything this person is saying I need to "learn" in order to be a successful craftsperson...I do not do. In fact I think I'm the posted child for what NOT to do!

Enjoy and leave your comments. I'll have to say that the more I think about this topic the more I feel like each and everyone of us needs to learn by trial and error of what works for each of our specific situations. Weather your a face-paced production potter who is really organized or someone like me who just wants to make interesting work, sell it to people who using it while also trying to juggle a number of various roles in ones life, we each learn by trying different approaches and communicating those to all our peers. I think learning from each other is the best tool I have had in my career.
Read away....

( now...is anyone else out there sort of chuckling??)


Tracey Broome said...

It's so funny that you mentioned this. I got the same email and read it out loud to Wesley, I don't do any of those things listed and we got a good laugh reading what I am doing wrong. I like what I am doing though so I guess I will just have to be wrong. Don't you love the way they reel you in and at the end they leave you hanging so that you will come to the seminar!?

Linda Starr said...

I must not be on the distribution list so didn't get it and the link doesn't seem to work for me, but somehow I am into my own thing even if it isn't in the best interest of the universal "selling stuff".

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