Checklist for a Successful Open Studio

Ready to open your studio to the public? Use these tactics to connect with fans and sell more of your work.

Artist Profile: Scott Coats

I like the symmetry created with the rings, and it is much easier to work with stones this way as many of them are extremely hard, making them challenging to shape and polish

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.