Lisa I have been reading your posts, and each time I do, a smile
spreads across my face. $600 is very admirable! At my first Open
Studios, I think I sold two pairs of earrings at $35 a piece, and
In my office, here at home, there is a framed piece of paper that
hangs on the wall. I feel no more an artist after receiving that
piece of paper that I did before. Just because I have a BFA now,
doesn't make me a better artist. I can talk the talk, but my art?
If you have a chance to attend the upcoming SNAG conference in SF,
you should. It is a wonderful group of like minded metal artists
who get together once a year, listen to some great lectures and
slide presentations, eat, drink, talk shop, buy goodies from the
vendor room. If you can't attend the whole conference, there is a
Professional Practices Workshop which is held on the 21st, in the
hotel from 2-6pm. It is a FREE event. A panel of excellent people
are involved, Andy Cooperman, Alan Revere, Don Friedlich and Boris
Bally. They will be giving a one hour slide presentation on their
involvement in business and as studio metalsmiths.
I will be there at this presentation and would love to meet you.
Good luck with your work.
M E T A L W E R X
10 Walnut St., Woburn MA 01801
Ph. 781 937 3532, Fx. 781 937 3955
Jewelry/Metalarts School & Cooperative Studio
Board Member for the Society of North American Goldsmiths