Craft Cafe Artisan Chat - Dragonfly Arts Pottery

Craft Cafe Artisan Interview - Barbarah from Dragonfly Arts Pottery

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Meet Barbarah Robertson from Dragonfly Arts Pottery

♥ Please tell us about yourself:
I'm a potter and clay artisan based in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I began making pottery in 1994 and have been quite lucky to be able to make a living at making mud pies.

♥ How long have you been in business?
I've been making pottery on and off for 18 years. Taking time off to work in the corporate art world, run a brick and mortar gallery and start a family.

♥ Please describe your business:
I create functional day to day pottery pieces that fit into daily life with ease. I strive to make pieces that are pleasing to use and pleasing to look at.

♥ Tell us what inspires you:
Function & nature! I love making multi-purpose pieces, baking/serving pieces and garden items that inspire their owners to cook well, garden more and be mindful.

♥ Please share with others, your best marketing techniques:
I take lots and lots of photos, and while I'm not a fantastic photographer, I've gotten quite good at photo editting, and make sure to post photos of my work in as many places as possible. Through email, Facebook, Pinterest and other social media venues, I'm able to get pics of my work "out there" to be enjoyed and shared.

♥ What do you love most about your business?
I love being able to look back into the studio at the end of the day and see tangible accomplishments.

♥ Please tell us why have chosen Craft CafĂ© as a venue for your business?
I like the flexibility Craft Cafe offers, and I love that I can list as many items as I'd like. It allows me to offer a wide variety of colors & styles which gives my customers the ability to find something that really fits their home and their lifestyle.

♥ What advice can you give for crafters/artisans just starting out?
Don't feel bad about promoting yourself, it's part of the job!  You love your work, so let others know how wonderful your items are and why they shouldn't live without your work.

♥ Where do you see your business in 5 years?
I'm hoping to do fewer outdoor shows and more online sales. I like the ability to reach a larger market via the internet that I couldn't reach by strictly selling in local venues.

♥ Lastly, would you like to offer our readers a special or coupon code for your Craft Cafe shop?
Please use code EarlyHolidayNov1 to recieve 10% off anything in my Craft Cafe shop. Good through November 1st, 2012.

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We would like to send out a big THANK YOU to Barbarah for all her love and support.

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