- Fine Craft as a Business
November 6, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fine Craft as a Business Workshop
Date: November 6, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon (approx.)
Cost: $10 non-PGC members; $5 for PGC members
Location: Via Zoom
Description: This workshop continues the series of presentations designed to assist those seeking to turn their efforts to create and sell their fine craft into a business. This session will cover:
Jurying Photos: You work hard to perfect your craft, and now you’re trying to apply to your first show. Or – you’re trying to get into better quality shows and it’s more of a struggle than you anticipated. A key part of a successful application are your photos! This session will give you better insight into what jurors are looking for in your photos and how to improve the odds of getting accepted to your next fair.
Pricing Your Work: Former Standards VP and avid collector of fine craft, Paula Lewis, will give you some key points about pricing your work. We’ll talk about the differences between retail from the artist, wholesale, and consignment gallery pricing and a little bit about commission work.
About the Presenters:
I officially established Pretty Shiny Beads in 2011, but I’ve actually been creating beaded jewelry for more than 30 years. My designs typically begin with an element —color, stitch, style, or a concept. From there, anything goes! I typically combine traditional bead weaving techniques in addition to freeform weaving which results in a truly unique piece.
I am also a Master Artisan of the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.
After retiring from a 20-year career as a musician and singer, I found a perfect medium to continue to express myself creatively – enameling. The elements of harmony, contrast, and movement are as applicable to glass and metal as they are to music.
I joined the PGC, not as an artist, as someone who “just wanted to support fine craft” in my area. Since then, I have attained Master Artisan of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen status, served in several officer roles in the Yellow Breeches Chapter, and been honored to serve as a board member, vice president of standards, and juror for our PGC.
The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild. In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone at 717-431-8706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 7 days before the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive a 100% tuition class credit.
Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts.