At first I thought Etsy could be the business. But I realized the sales needed for a good income couldn’t come exclusively from Etsy, at least not for me.
During my time in Asheville, I took three Arts Business Institute sessions, twice in Philly and once in Florida. They prepared me very well for what was ahead.
Jonathan doesn’t just make spoons – he invents new products, and holds several patents. One of these is the lazy spoon which is notched to sit on the side of a pot, keeping the drips in and the handle cool.
I have been able to explore what I already do, by thinking of smaller and more affordable versions for the gift gallery client, while still producing one of a kind pieces.
I think the most surprising thing I found was that it was actually a viable way of making a living as an artist. I was skeptical at first because I know a lot of artists who do the art fair circuit, and can’t wrap their head around how wholesale works.