I’m setting up an online shop!
The last market I attended was a disaster (for me).
I set up a great booth, kept my prices high (or where I want them to be), and sold about $200.00 worth of product – not good enough for the amount of effort. But the traffic was not great and there were so many potters that I was one of many and most of the other potters had put out their “seconds” to clear out their studios at really reasonable prices.
I think it’s a mistake to sell at low prices- just to clear out goods- it gives the buying public the message that pottery is “cheap”. ‘Nuff said- I could go on, but I won’t… I’m just not going to play that game anymore.
So…I’ve decided to forgo further markets and do an online shop.
I know that this is going to be risky and I’ll have to build a clientele, but I think I’m ready to give it a try.
I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.