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How To Set Up A Marketing Stall For Your Pottery

How To Set Up A Marketing Stall For Your Pottery

Setting up a stall at the Gold Coast Pottery Market usually consists of putting out a table, arranging some pieces on the table and sticking a price tag on the pieces.  Well…let me tell you…You need a stylist!!!

Burnpile owners, Krista Mathis and Morgan Lloyd

Burnpile owners, Krista Mathis and Morgan Lloyd

I was lucky enough to have my friends from Burnpile , Krista Mathis and Morgan Lloyd, to do the booth with me.  Krista and Morgan are all about making it look great!

Firstly, they decided that we needed a backdrop (who knew!).  So Morgan took down the bathroom stall doors out of an old building that we are in the process of deconstructing and used them to make a backdrop – muy cute, hey?!  It’s on hinges, so it could be set up easily and adjusted when we got there.

Samantha Scout is always around and always helping!

Samantha Scout is always around and always helping!

 

Market Stall background

Market Stall Background and Shelves

He also made some shelving from recycled timber.

The backdrop for the market stall and a table created by Morgan Lloyd of Burnpile.

The backdrop for the market stall and a table created by Morgan Lloyd of Burnpile.

Mugs On a Recycled Timber Shelf

Mugs On a Recycled Timber Shelf

I had plenty of pots to take for the sale and I made cute little sales tags from my business cards (Moo Cards), hole punch, sticky tags and twine.

Price tags-business cards

Cards, prices and twine.

French Butter Keeper

Tagged- a French Butter Keeper.

Mugs with cute little price tags attached.

Mugs with cute little price tags attached.

We used his wonderful recycled timber creations for the rest of the booth.

recycled timber stools and pottery

Burnpile stools and Marian Williams Pottery

A little greenery goes a long way!

A little greenery goes a long way!

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Krista felt we needed to create a “homey feel” to the booth, so we took carpet, a chair, flowers, etc.

Here's that homey look!

Here’s that homey look!

But loading all the timber onto the truck made us look sort of like the Beverly Hillbillies moving to town!

Loaded up!

Loaded up!

Another aspect of the ‘styling’ is in the use of the photos that Krista showed me – edited and posted on Instagram.

copper red glaze

This is a copper red/rutile blue jug-a black frame helps a lot!

Cerami pendants

Stylized Photo of Ceramic Pendants

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For the Burnpile Instagram display, she had the pics printed and then strung them on twine for displaying other pieces in the Burnpile range.  Great idea, huh?! By the way, follow me on Instagram at http://instagram.com/marianwilliamspottery

A string of Instagram Snaps showed off additional Burnpile creations.

A string of Instagram Snaps showed off additional Burnpile creations.

All in all, it was a great day, we got heaps of complements on the market stall and it made me realize that with a little effort, you can truly make things look more appealing to the buyer!

So get out there and start stylin’! or find someone to help you!  That market booth should look fab!

Luv,

Marian

 

 

Written by Marian Williams

4 Comments

  1. Laurie Mathis · July 10, 2014

    Love it all!!!! It looks like a lot of hard work went into your booth area. I hope to see it someday.

  2. Suzi Swinford · July 14, 2014

    WOW — Good to have friends that are helpful

  3. Kate · July 14, 2014

    Great ideas. Thanks

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