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#1 posted 11-03-2013 01:46 PM

I think you are right that this is a bad presentation of your tables. I wouldn’t necessarily let that completely sour me on retail and gallery situations, though.

It’s all about the setup and the surroundings. In this situation, your tables are in something like a garage-sale setting, surrounded by garage-sale items. No offense, but the setting makes them look like something somebody is trying to get rid of. Now put those same very nice tables in a gallery, with some dramatic lighting, surrounded by other artistic pieces, and they would look right at home as works of art, commanding a high price.

It’s all about getting the potential buyer to perceive your work in a certain way. That setup you’re in right now just isn’t making the right impression.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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