Artist Profile: Lisa Farrell

I absolutely love silver…Silver is soft, polishes brilliantly and takes a patina beautifully. I add accents to my pieces with new gold (red brass) and I use thin gold sheet which I apply to the silver using a technique called keum boo.

Smart Holiday Merchandising Tips

Nancy Markoe displays a large range of handcrafted work from 500 artists in her gallery, in price points to suit any buyer.

Art Business Bootcamp October 1-2 in Asheville, NC

The Arts Business Institute is partnering with HandMade in America to produce a two-day intensive workshop for artists who want to grow their small businesses. This proven educational opportunity has provided a pathway to a full-time studio business for hundreds of artists.

Is It Time to Increase Your Prices?

Wholesale buyers will rarely discontinue a good relationship with a vendor because of a price increase.

Artist Profile: Charan Sachar

To make it easier for them, I promote suggesting starter packages which would include my best sellers.

Artist Profile: Sara Baker

My mugs seem to be the iconic piece right now–they are pretty, very functional, and very tactile.

Sales Skills for Artists: Handling Objections During a Sale

If you are speaking with a prospect about your work, and they bring up objections, it means that they are engaged in the process and are considering a purchase.

Cool Tools for Artists: Wanelo

Etsy vendors love Wanelo – and more images posted on the sharing site come from Etsy than any other source.

Artist Profile: Maryellen Kim

There are many girls who crochet, and many girls who make jewelry but I combine the two by crocheting or macrameing my necklaces and bracelets.

Artist Profile: Grace Gunning

Collectors have embraced them as a very personal and cherished piece of functional art.