Hello everyone! I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving break, relaxing or being productive! Over my thanksgiving break I decided to take some photos of my work to add to my Etsy shop. I still have more pieces to list, but I’ll get to those in a few weeks when I’m home again.
First, I took a few pictures of each piece. I tried to do different angles, that way people can get the entire view of a piece, and see what it really looks like. This is my favorite part! I love when my pieces are so photogenic.
Next, I have to see how much liquid each piece (it was all mugs this time) will hold. I do this by filling the mug up with water, and pouring into a measuring cup. I then record how much each piece holds. This is important because I like to list those details in the description of my pieces. Some people like really big coffee mugs! And some like them on the small side.
Pricing is a bit tricky. I often look to other Etsy shops and see how much other potters price their work. And from there, I adjust my prices accordingly. I’m still getting the hang of it, but in my opinion, pricing functional wear has been easier than pricing large abstract paintings! I think I found the price range where my work fits in well. My mugs are around $20, and the larger ones are $25.
All in all I added about 8 new pieces to my shop, and I’m elated to say I already sold three of them! I can’t wait to list the rest of my pottery when I go home in a few weeks. In the meantime, checkout my shop here!