Hey guys, after all this talk about selling to retailers etc it's got me thinking.
I work downtown, and went for a walk on my break. I stopped at this really nice gallery, pretty small but some cool art. I was wondering if I shoudl stop by one day with some teddies. At least I know that people who go in there to buy are expecting to pay a bit. But do you think they will even look at me?? Could my bears really sit beside painitngs and pottery??
I don't mind trying, but if they are going to laugh at me, I think I'll keep my bears at home.
Thanks for your advice,
Oh go girl ! why not trying !!
How about making some professional looking PHOTO ALBUM and
show it to them ?(.. I read this in Nancy's 101 book )
I am no expert for this and had no-experience . :redface:
This is story about art-galleries in Japan.. but can I go on ?
The Art gallery Store was selling expensive art (painting,sculpture,etc)and few month ago I noticed that
they start to display Teddies on windows side. Most of the bear was unusual kind(sorry no pics), one bear was made by clear vinyl and had colorful plastic stones with polyfiber stuffing in inside of bear, you can see the inside of bear from out. this bear was about $350.00(13"tall).
Other one was made by total black leather and had no eyes, he was about
$400.00(10") and they did had mohair
bear wich was about $380.00(15")but
I could tell that the bear was not made by bear artist..because he has all mohair stuck in seems(we usual take out right ?) and had long hair hung in around his face(we usually shave un-necessary hair right ?). ..
I talk to the lady who work at there and
she said (Oil Painting of a Teddy Bear)
selles well and they sold few bear
but not the mohair one. I didn't tell her I'm bear maker..so I don't know how to approach to them(if you want to sell) .
If you do, Good luck ! :hug:
I'm really amazed at the mark-up. But I guess if I get the price I want for my bears, I should be happy. I guess that's how business works regardless of the product.
Estelle, nice to hear you sell your bears that way. Sounds like you have sold a few bears that way, nice to know.
Thanks for the tips girls
yes if you are lucky to find a good shop or gallery it works well. I was stunned to see what people were prepaired to pay for bears I was quite insecure about. I get a check on the tenth of each month when I take my latest creations along to show. I am still sure they will be rejected every time, that doesnt get easier. :redface: I hope you find a good honest shop :dance:THE VERY BEST OF LUCK