Monday, December 17, 2007

Everything Etsy!

I found a great article by the NY Times today on Etsy and on the whole trend of buying and selling handmade things. A very long but good read for anyone who might be interested. My favourite artisan, Emily Martin of the Black Apple, is featured as well.

This little bit here resonated with me:

"Many of the artist-entrepreneurs opening up their virtual shops on Etsy want what Circa Ceramics or Emily Martin or the Austin Craft Mafia have achieved: Making a living from what they love to do. It’s a goal that reconciles ideology and self-branding, not so much to change the world as to stake out a place in it."

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