Friday, October 28, 2011

Sale at Art Attack!

Wow, time is flying! Art Attack is just a week away immediately preceding First Thursday at the Northrup King Building.
I will be in attendance for much of the event(s) Nov. 3rd - 6th.

I've decided to significantly mark down the prices of a couple my pieces in Blue Sky Galleries during the event. Looking to put these pieces in homes and make room for new ones!

Frame-Top Coffee Table in Oak.
White Oak from the Metro, Glass, and Unryu that was sourced and sent to me by a classmate and friend in Japan.
Just one piece!

Frame-Top Side Table in Shedua.
Shedua comes from Africa while the Burr Oak top panel came from the local metro area.
There is a pair of these that will be $875 each!

Frame-Top Pedestal in air dried Walnut.This picture shows a kiln dried Walnut piece however the air dried version is quite similar. A tad lighter and more red/violet tones.
This air dried Walnut is also coming from the metro as is the air dried Maple top panel. The process of air drying is a very slow one compared to modern kiln practices. Thus it is increasingly more difficult to find. This natural process yields lumber with greater color variation which people like me enjoy, however it is easier for industry to work with more "homogenized" material.
Just one of these!

Again this is November 3rd-6th at the Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
in Blue Sky Galleries Suite #295

See you there!


Timberwerks Studio - Dale J. Osowski - Furniture Maker said...

Great pricing Nick, you should do well. Hopefully you will consider exhibiting here in Milwaukee at the Fine Furnishings Show in 2012. I think you would do very well.

Nicholas Nelson said...

Ha well if you are referring to the sale pricing I couldn't say that I'd be doing well finacially, certainly not a living wage. I do hope to move some pieces and hopefully brighten some one's home/day, and perhaps spread/encourage "education" of fine craft. In the end that will help us all ;).

Timberwerks Studio - Dale J. Osowski - Furniture Maker said...

I know how you feel. I reduced pricing on a few pieces at my last show. The pieces did sell, went to great homes with happy buyers. I did cover my materials and some labor and now I have room for new work, so I'm happy. I think it's something most of us have done or need to do at times. It just may bring in new work at higher price.

SGI said...

Hey Nick,

Hope all is well.

We met at the slow furniture show in TO last year (or was it two years ago?). Anyway, I finally started a blog, thought you might be interested as I basically apply what I learn from your blog to my work, (though not nearly as well)!