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Chapter 9 : Selling & Pricing Work

In ceramics (and in the field of Studio Art in general) pricing work can be tricky. Developing a pricing sensibility and straightly takes time. There is a lot of conflicting information about this, these sources may be helpful, research as much as possible and decide for yourself. Please read Sandy Simon’s, Avra Leodas and Jeff Guido’s interviews in Chapter 9 for more information about working with galleries.

Websites

ArtBuiness.com
lizcrainceramics.com

Readings

Studio Potter, Volume 38. No.1 Winter 2009-2010 Issue was called Money. An must read issue addressing issues surrounding selling work.

The Basic Guide to Pricing your Craftwork by James Dillehay

A blog about the Negotiating and Discounting to sell your artwork on the red dot blog. This blog is for art marketing and news for artist


Essays

Thoughts about selling & pricing work

Shalene Valenzuela

“Deciding on pricing is not one of those enjoyable parts of being an artist. Even after many years, I sometimes get stumped if I make something completely different. Read more...

Diana Fayt

“As promised, I am back to talk about pricing. I have thought about it over the past couple of weeks. I realized that this is an enormous topic, one that should not be summed up on one person’s blog post.Read more...

Jill Foote-Hutton

In addition to her own studio work, Jill previously ran the gallery at Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana and works with many artisans about pricing work and all the issues that come along with creativity and commodity.Read more...

Ayumi Horie

Below is an excerpt from an interview with Ayumi Horie where she discusses some of the business of being a potter to be. For the entire article, click here: ACC Interview: Ayumi Horie 

What is your relationship with galleries (on and offline)? How has that relationship changed over time? What role does the internet play in your work?Read more...