Kathie Wheater on mon 11 aug 03
Thank you Janet for sharing your wisdom. We newbies would
be lost without it. About stickers and why I don't use them, I
have found that in the beginning we are quite unsure as to what
to sell our wares for. I am learning quickly. I sell sometimes twice
weekly at a relatively upscale open air market in two different towns.
I also have some gallery work in progress. I was told by the galleries
to increase the prices by a maximum of a third. A $20 mug would be 23.
Smaller pieces I get a serious hit on. Personally I have to work harder
and make more to keep my prices modest. I am an unknown except
here in my locale. At the markets I started out low. When demand
for my work became greater than I could produce it the price went up a
little. If you miss just one little sticker the gig is up. I must say I've never
had anyone question the prices or haggle. I know, I know just wait. In this
case the venue does matter, and the customers understand that. I would
love to discuss this issue and others further off list if possible. As I stated
before, all input is appreciated!
As Always, Kathie Wheater
From balmy Glen Ellyn where the mosquitoes are now ppt