a visit with: Dulcie Miller

Over the next few months leading up to our November market, Tuesday through Thursday we'll be showcasing one of our 2012 market artists, their work, and a little peek at where they make the magic happen. We hope you'll enjoy this new series, where we'll ask the same questions of each of our makers. 

You'll get to know a little bit about our talented makers and what inspires them, read about their favorite ways to recharge their creativity, and learn what experience has shown them to be an invaluable piece of the puzzle in selling their work. Come November, won't it be great to walk into a room filled with inspiring, familiar faces? We think so, too!

We're delighted to close out this first week of October by spending some time with beloved ceramic artist and returning Second Storie vendor, Dulcie Miller...

a visit with:

- Dulcie Miller - 

What first inspired you to create/make what you do now?
My father and mother are both makers and business owners. My mother would take me to farmer's markets and craft shows selling her paintings since I was very small. Needless to say making things and working for yourself have always been a part of my life.

Your advice for someone just starting out
and wanting to sell their work?
Stick with what you love! If you are passionate about what you make your customers will be too. It is important to find a balance between letting your work grow and change and keeping up with customer demands. Marketing really helps. Keep a mailing list and send out professional and fun updates. Make a business card that has a picture of what you make somewhere on it. Start a Facebook page. There are so many things you can do to help your business grow that are either free or low-cost.

- her studio -

Three things or people who inspire you?
The truly amazing outdoors, my parents and Kari Radasch.

- her work -

Favorite way to take a break/recharge your creative batteries?
I really like spending time outside. Going for a hike can be a great break. I also live for garage and estate sales and love finding little treasures for inspiration.

Get to know more about Dulcie here:


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