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Steve Rollinson
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What sells?
Feb 7th, 2014 at 4:34am
 
What are you biggest selling pieces?
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Re: What sells?
Reply #1 - Feb 7th, 2014 at 6:20am
 
Well, I once sold a 30" bowl  Thumbs Up

then again, I've been at venues where my business cards were the top runners  Roll Eyes
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Re: What sells?
Reply #2 - Feb 7th, 2014 at 9:57am
 
In A word, PENS!
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Re: What sells?
Reply #3 - Feb 7th, 2014 at 10:00am
 
Depends on your area
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Re: What sells?
Reply #4 - Feb 7th, 2014 at 10:12am
 
Depends on the day.   I've had shows where I sold a dozen rolling pins and the next one not a one, but boxes were popular.  The next year at the same shows it was natural edge bowls and the other show were peppermills.  That's why I always have a wide selection of items.. rolling pins, peppermills, bowls, boxes, spatulas, tops, magic wands...
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Re: What sells?
Reply #5 - Feb 7th, 2014 at 6:40pm
 
Steve, I have found through the years that utility bowls sell much better than art pieces. You can charge more for a good art piece but the utility bowls that serve a purpose seem to always sell better for me.
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Re: What sells?
Reply #6 - Feb 8th, 2014 at 12:09pm
 
Like Breck said, utility bowls, from about 3 inch diameter up to 14 or so. Any over 14 tend to sit a while, and are more for big families or people who entertain a lot. Deep bowls, shallow bowls, plates, platters, anything designed for daily use. I never sold pens, and have turned 3 for pens for the troops. Boxes sell in fits, not at all to can't keep them in stock. Same with rolling pins, spurtles, potato mashers, and other treen wear. Have a little of everything. Show business is very fickle.

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