Thursday, March 24, 2011

Found It!!!

I finally found it!  A replacement splash pan!  YES!!!

These are no longer made but they fit my Shimpo RK-2 wheel.  I don't know why they aren't made anymore.  2 piece splash pan that just slides right on (no taking the wheel head off) and the connecting piece has a shelf.

I purchased the shelf portion about a year ago when it randomly showed up at Seattle Pottery Supply, but a corner of it was broken off.  So when I walked in a few days ago and they had both pieces in pristine condition, it was like a light came down upon it and angels sang!

The guy said that it's the best condition they've seen one of these in for over 15 years.  And I got it!

Pics of my feet 02

Monday, March 7, 2011

Artfire SEO

One of the many reasons (and there are many) that I have opted to sell my pottery via Artfire instead of Etsy is the sheer intelligence of the marketing team headed by Tony Ford.

Where Etsy does what it can to promote itself as an entity, small sellers be damned, Artfire is constantly learning and then turning around and teaching us sellers how to be successful for ourselves.  When I head into the forums and ask questions, the knowledge I receive from the staff at Artfire would rival any education I could find elsewhere.  While one day I do hope to go back to school and earn a degree in Marketing, I'm grateful that Tony and his cohorts are so generous in sharing their knowledge.

To that end, they have written several guides on SEO.  All of this information is linked throughout Artfire, and Eos of Steampunk Sweatshop has compiled all of the information into one handy document.

So enjoy the fruits of their labor and learn all they have to teach you through these SEO Guides!

And keep checking out new information that Artfire puts out for their users.  SEO and marketing strategies are changing all the time and they really do work hard to keep us in the loop.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011