Artist: Julie Spako

My ceramics have evolved over time to include folk patterns from eastern Europe.

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: 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: 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.

Artist: 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.

Selling Your Work in an Online Marketplace?

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: 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.

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 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 […]