Opportunity to Learn My Methods of Making
I'm offering the opportunity to learn my
innovative processes using my step by step illustrated instructions
on how to make natural stone vases like mine.
The vases I make are truly unique, not only in the sense that
each is distinct, but also because I personally developed my
approach and methods and was the first person using
natural stone and gemstones in this way.
People who purchase my
instructions receive a license to use my designs and methods.The
contractoral agreement requires confidentiality regarding my
Natural stone is, for an artist, a material like none
other. Not the least of it's assets is the
constant variability, no two pieces of stone are ever exactly the
same in appearance or in how they react to a hammer and chisel.
My methods exploit and utilize that variability along with the
incremental nature of masonry materials to show and use natural
stone and minerals in an entirely new way. That said, I want to be sure not to
tout this as any kind of get rich quick scheme. What I'm offering
to teach is a genuine value adding process which requires work to add the
value. My system requires no extraordinary levels of skill but each
part must be learnt and carried out with care and attention.
"Wow, I've never seen anything like these
That has to be the most common first response to my
vases, and the innovative quality is a major factor in
attracting potential buyers.
However my customers at the
Saltspring Market are often quick to move beyond the innovation
factor to appreciate the other features which are:
Permanence and Durability.
Properly made and cared for, natural stone vases like
mine should last... well...for ever.
Truly Functional Art, with no doubts about the
function. The heavy stone vases provide great support for
even the most elaborate bouquet and the stone looks great
with blooms and foliage. The glass core ensures no water
Beautiful Natural Materials.
Natural stone and semi-precious gemstones have
centuries of proven appeal.
Perfect for Gifts.
Unique functional art in glamorous natural materials.
Great for the home and a touch of romance, no wonder so
many are bought as gifts, especially as wedding presents.
With a license you get:
You have the right to use the design for
but, as yet, little known functional art item. With a product
like this you'll find easy acceptance at galleries and juried
You get full disclosure of
all trade secrets. You will get information on the materials and
tools you will need and also a detailed, step by step,
description of the manufacturing process.
Optional Hands On Training.
licensee. you may purchase time at my Saltspring
Island studio. Take a weeks instruction with all materials
provided and leave with your first vases.
Supportive Consultation Available.
Trouble finding a material or need advice on selling vases. I'll do
my best to help.
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On Saltspring I'm looking for an
individual or a small group interested in assuming my local business
on an incremental basis. I offer full disclosure of the processes I have developed
including step by step training at my studio, material
suppliers and assistance in setting up a suitable workspace. An ongoing business relationship
is a possible option. Interested people living locally should
contact me by email to request an appointment.