Artist Profile: Meeshka Jewelry Design

As an artist who spends much time alone in the studio, it’s important for me to meet new people and be a part of something bigger.

Sell Your Handmade Work to High-End Clientele

If you use beautiful high-end packaging, and plan for a premium unboxing experience, it will go a long way to justify the value of your handmade work.

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.

Should You Sell Your Work on Third-Party Sites?

The benefits of third-party sites are that you have a place where your images are easy to upload, and you don’t have to start from scratch or reinvent the wheel.

Artist Profile: Arrowyn Craban Lauer

I really love folk art, but I also love modern clean lines and simplicity, so I have endeavored to combine those things to create something which has a folk heart but the spirit of modern design.

ABI Offers Online Learning for Artists & Makers

Don’t miss our professional development courses for artists and makers, offered as self-paced e-courses.

Display Tips for Your Next Art Show

An overcrowded display is confusing, and can make your work look like commodity items, cheapening them.

Artist Profile: Beth Gregory

My years in the gallery allowed me to establish a network of contacts with artists, galleries, and the Montana Arts Council.

Artist & Maker Pricing Strategies

At every workshop presented by The Arts Business Institute, we teach pricing strategies. This topic is one of the most challenging and confusing for artists, and is essential to the health of your small business.

Artist Profile: Linden Hills Pottery

Linden Hills Pottery is a popular studio in Wisconsin that creates functional and decorative ware. We spoke with co-owner William Kaufmann about their origins and success.     ABI:  Tell us about your pottery studio and the work that you produce. WK:  Simple acts can have profound outcomes. It was a coming home gift for my wife […]