Episode 324: Building Ceramicon with Elisabeth Young

In order to have kept my small business afloat for the last 12+ years, I had to learn a LOT of other skills that have absolutely nothing to do with crafting a photo. In fact, as you’ve heard from many past guests here on the podcast, once you go full-time with your craft, more often than not, you aren’t spending 100% of your time IN that craft. Instead, there’s admin and website updates and taxes and paperwork and customer service and…. Well, the list goes on, but I think you get the idea. To make a living from the things we make, there are a lot of skills required. But where the heck can you learn some of these skills? Well, for me, it was through in-person conferences. But thanks to the demands a global pandemic put on the world, all of those in-person conferences have realized they can provide these important resources to a heck of a lot more makers throughout the world if they hold a virtual conference. And starting in 2023, a brand new virtual summit is arriving. This week on the podcast, I’m chatting with the creator of Ceramicon. Elisabeth Young’s dream for Ceramicon is to offer an accessible way for people to learn multiple pottery techniques and business strategies from the artists they love and I’ll be joining the 17 other makers and small business owners, sharing some of our hard earned lessons in the pursuit of making a living from the things we make.

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Exciting Things Coming in 2023

We have one more new episode coming to you next week before the end of the year. And THEN, on January 1st, we are kicking off the start of 2023 with a MASSIVE photo tips email. You might have heard me mention it on Instagram last week - I’m starting the new year talking all about GLARE. Yep. Like a said, huge photo tips email. So if you haven’t already, absolutely make sure you are on our email newsletter list by clicking here. I don’t think I have to explain what a problem glare is when it comes to photographing your ceramics and I’m going to be breaking that down in the first monthly photo tips email of the new year!

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