Troy Bungart is a connector and that became very quickly evident to me during the course of our conversation. He runs two Etsy shops, Burl Chaser where he sells pottery tool and handmade brushes and Troy Bungart Studios where he sells ceramic and fine art products.
We talk about how Troy has parlayed his education in photography into his Etsy businesses and also about how he grows his network and community of potters and artists, not just for advancing in business but also as a way of contributing, teaching, and giving back.
I hope from what he shares you will also start thinking about ways that you can make genuine connections within your community and come out from your craft room or studio and from behind your computer to network and create similar authentic relationships.
Troy Bungart Studios Topics Discussed
- Learning to sell on Etsy by being a buyer first
- Balancing a full-time job and two Etsy shops
- Putting family first, especially when it seems to go against the norm
- Creative podcasts that you might want to check out
- …and much more
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast – a podcast which features interviews with a wide variety of artists from around the world
- Potter’s Mastermind Series Facebook group
- The Potter’s Cast by Paul Blais – a podcast for ceramic artists and potters that features interviews of other ceramicists
Troy’s Etsy Shop ShoutOut
- Port City Mud – ceramic pottery from artists in San Joaquin County, CA
- Etsy shops: Troy Bungart Studios and BurlChaser
- Website: TroyBungartStudios.com
- Social media: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, G+
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