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How to make it : 25 makers share the secrets to building a creative business / Erin Austen Abbott.
ISBN:
9781452150017
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2017]

©2017
Physical Description:
212 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Blue Delta Jean Co., Tupelo and Oxford, Mississippi -- Board and Bread, Nashville, Tennessee -- Britt Bass Turner, Roswell, Georgia -- Caroline S Hurley Studio, Brooklyn, New York -- Coral & Tusk, Brooklyn, New York -- Fay Andrada, Brooklyn, New York -- Ferme à Papier, San Francisco, California -- Forage Haberdashery, Media, Pennsylvania -- Gold Teeth Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York -- Jen Hewett, San Francisco, California -- Jenny Pennywood, San Francisco, California -- Kate Roebuck Studio, Chattanooga, Tennessee -- Knot & Bow, Brooklyn, New York -- Maryanne Moodie, Brooklyn, New York -- Matine, Washington, D.C. -- Moglea, Audubon, Iowa -- Paper & Clay, Memphis, Tennessee -- Quill & Fox, Lake Oswego, Oregon -- Scout Books, Portland, Oregon -- Son of a Sailor, Austin, Texas -- Sycamore Street Press, Heber City, Utah -- Teranishi Studio, Santa Ana, California -- The Object Enthusiast, Kansas City, Missouri -- Walnut Animal Society, Los Angeles, California -- Woodlot, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Abstract:
"Featuring 25 profiles of illustrators, jewelry designers, ceramicists, painters, clothing designers, and printmakers, [this book] provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily rituals and best practices that keep these creative entrepreneurs on track. With Q&As, insider tips, and DIYs from each maker, these pages offer guidance and encouragement to artists just starting their careers and to professionals looking to take their creative business to the next level"--Amazon.com.
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Summary

This is the ultimate tell-all, show-all guide to making a living by making things. Featuring 25 profiles of illustrators, jewelry designers, ceramicists, painters, clothing designers, and printmakers,How to Make It provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily rituals and best practices that keep these creative entrepreneurs on track. With Q & As, insider tips, and DIYs from each maker, these pages offer guidance and encouragement to artists just starting their careers and to professionals looking to take their creative business to the next level. Brimming with practical advice and inspiration, this book is a perfect gift for anyone interested in making it as a maker.


Author Notes

Erin Austen Abbott is an internationally exhibited photographer, a regular contributor to the blog June and January, and the owner of Amelia, an art and design shop in Oxford, Mississippi.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Readers curious about starting a creative business will find these 25 interviews with artisans an entertaining introduction to the challenges and rewards of turning art into a livelihood. Abbott, a photographer and owner of a design and home goods shop in Oxford, Miss., leads Q&A-format interviews with printmakers and painters, clothing and jewelry designers, and other skilled artisans, who recount how they made their passions into businesses. Readers quickly learn that the creative businesses require a tremendous amount of time and energy. Jessica Tata, a jewelry designer and co-owner of the Son of a Sailor store in Austin, Tex., describes her daily life as a "whirlwind," a term that could apply to all the artists profiled here. Abbott asks how people stay organized, where they seek advice, and how they decide how to invest; the answers provide useful guidance to anyone looking to juggle a number of demands and set priorities. In addition to photographs of the artists at work, the book includes craft projects developed by the artisans for beginners, giving the book a broader appeal to readers dreaming of giving up their nine-to-five jobs or just considering new hobbies. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

Making Itp. 8
1 Blue Delta Jean Co: Tupelo and Oxford, Mississippip. 11
2 Board and Bread: Nashville, Tennesseep. 19
3 Britt Bass Turner: Roswell, Georgiap. 27
4 Caroline Z Hurley Studio: Brooklyn, New Yorkp. 35
5 Coral & Tusk: Brooklyn, New Yorkp. 43
6 Fay Andrada: Brooklyn, New Yorkp. 51
7 Ferme À Papier: San Francisco, Californiap. 59
8 Forage Haberdashery: Media, Pennsylvaniap. 67
9 Gold Teeth Brooklyn: Los Angeles, Californiap. 75
10 Jen Hewett: San Francisco, Californiap. 85
11 Jenny Pennywood: San Francisco, Californiap. 91
12 Kate Roebuck Studio: Chattanooga, Tennesseep. 99
13 Knot & Bow: Brooklyn, New Yorkp. 107
14 Maryanne Moodie: Brooklyn, New Yorkp. 115
15 Matine: Washington, D.C.p. 125
16 Moglea: Audubon, Iowap. 131
17 Paper & Clay: Memphis, Tennesseep. 139
18 Quill & Fox: Lake Oswego, Oregonp. 147
19 Scout Books: Portland, Oregonp. 155
20 Son of a Sailor: Austin, Texasp. 163
21 Sycamore Street Press: Heber City, Utahp. 171
22 Teranishi Studio: Santa Ana, Californiap. 179
23 The Object Enthusiast: Kansas City, Missourip. 189
24 Walnut Animal Society Los Angeles, Californiap. 197
25 Woodlot Vancouver, British Columbiap. 205
Acknowledgmentsp. 212

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