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Archive for January, 2012

ACTS

Every winter I get to travel to Halifax for a week to attend the Atlantic Craft Trade Show (ACTS).  Basically the show is a place where people who make craft and people who sell craft in their shops can meet.  It’s like a craft fair, but I take orders for the summer instead of selling jewellery on the spot.  I’ve had lukewarm success at this show.  It seems that the people who do well, are more business oriented than I am.

Just as I wast starting to think I should stop attending, and give up my February travels, things took a turn.  Gallery@acts was born, I was accepted and before I knew it I was sending work off to Lafreniere and Pai Gallery in Ottawa (look it’s me!)

So, in three weeks I’ll be in Halifax again.  My work is once again part of gallery@acts, and I will be taking orders out of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador booth.  They even chose my jewellery to feature in the show promotion!

  • So all I have to do is finalize my products and prices for 2012
  • make at least one sample of each
  • choose three sculptures to be in the gallery (title some of them)
  • research the galleries that will be attending
  • contact my existing accounts
  • print off some pricelists
  • meet with Mark to design some promotional material
  • get that printed
  • pack it all and drive to Halifax

(that’s entirely too reasonable, I must be forgetting something)

I’ll be in the studio!
Jason

ps,
I’ll be sure to tell you how it all goes
j


Finally

So, here is is.  My first actual website thing.  I can even begin to describe how much trouble, actual and imagined, that this thing has caused me, especially for something that hasn’t existed before…so I won’t

Here I am in January, with less to do than I’m used to, so maybe I’ll share some pictures.

5.5 Bricks 21"x14"x14" By Jason Holley, photo Mark Bennett.  From "Crafting Paradox" at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, March 5th to May 15th 2011

5.5 Bricks 21"x14"x14" By Jason Holley, photo Mark Bennett. From "Crafting Paradox" at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, March 5th to May 15th 2011

I’ve been thinking about these two sculptures this week.  It’s time to get back into my studio and I think I’ll be making more like this.  They started as a simple solution to a problem of scale, now I’m researching architecture, and masonry.  Should be interesting.

Chimney (48 bricks) Variable dimensions (6"x6"x12" per brick) By Jason Holley, Photo - Mark Bennett.  From The Craft Council Of Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Member exhibit July-Sept 2011

Chimney (48 bricks) Variable dimensions (6"x6"x12" per brick) By Jason Holley, Photo - Mark Bennett. From The Craft Council Of Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Member exhibit July-Sept 2011