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Artist Spotlight: Probstein Studios

Artist Spotlight: Probstein Studios

Jason Probstein, Asheville, NC

Jason has been blowing glass for 23 years. He started with scientific glassblowing. Jason loves making art believing that artist and galleries should have a sharing and honest relationship. This is one of the reasons why he does not sell to the public, his bios have no contact information and he has no prices on my web page. When you buy his work you investing in his craft, and he truly appreciates the support and representation. 

Describe Your Work
Lamp worked Pyrex glass, that is fun, functional, and affordable.

How did you get started in the crafts business?
Watching my mother make jewelry and selling it at craft shows every weekend. I tried and failed at many different mediums. When I found glass doing scientific glassblowing I knew I found my soulmate. i love glass.

How long have you been wholesaling?
16 years. Glassblowing 23 years

What percentage of your business is Wholesale? Retail? Commission, etc.?
100 wholesale

What are your top 3 marketing methods for reaching new buyers?
Philly show, IndieMe, demonstrating at the Biltmore Estate

How has IndieMe helped your business?
So many new galleries with a lot of reorders. Most galleries after they receive my work call me and double the order.

What advice do you have for new craft artists?
It is a very hard market.make what you love and love what you make.if you love it ,others will follow.

What advice do you have for new craft galleries?
Buy my work, great seller...lol. I have a strong on line presence.

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