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Market Ready August 2016

"Market Ready" is part of our Craft to Consumer professional development seminar series.

Presented by experienced makers, this session will provide key insights into the ‘craft & design market’ paradigm and guide participants through a range of practical preparation tips, marketing, sales and presentation strategies to help grow their handmade business.

Our inspiring guest speakers, will draw on their vast knowledge of trade fairs and markets and discuss their personal experience in creating strong product branding, negotiating cross platform selling, savvy market preparation and logistics, and developing a memorable market presence through visual merchandising.

This intimate evening is set to inform, inspire and get anyone ready to hit the market scene!

 Wednesday August 10th 2016, 6-8pm
VENUE Craft, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne


Leah Jackson, Ceramicist
Leah is a Melbourne based artist and designer working with hand built and slip-cast ceramics. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) with a major in Ceramics at the ANU School of Art in 2003.  Recent solo exhibitions include: Interiors, Mr Kitly Gallery, Melbourne;An Epic Romance, Craft, Melbourne. Recent group exhibitions include: Aesthetics Room, at Mr Kitly Gallery, Melbourne; Chinatown: the sequel, at ltd los angeles, USA; and Rock Solid, at Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne.

Penny Ferguson, artist, maker and founder of Min Pin

Min Pin is an illustration based design label that specializes in fine jewellery, ceramics and textiles. Min Pin believes in compassionate design, quality workmanship, sustainability and fun!

Kim Goodwin, Craft Victoria's Project Coordinator
Kim is one of Craft Victoria's project coordinators, responsible for delivery of the public programs and management of the Craft Writer's Program.  When not at Craft Kim is undertaking a PhD on leadership and the careers of people who work in the creative world.

Image credit: Leah Jackson

Earlier Event: August 8