By Eric Saperstein on Aug 31, 2009 in Adventure Blog, Affiliate Features, Architectural, Artisans' Causes, Artist Marketing, Custom Hand Made Furniture, Furniture Restoration, General Blogging, Green Topics, Walking Sticks, Woodcarving & Sculpture | 1 Comment
Artisans Quarterly Review Volume 2 Issue 3 by Artisans of the Valley is available as of August 31, 2009 and may be accessed with any PDF viewer by clicking on the following links or pasting them into our browser.
By Eric Saperstein on Aug 26, 2009 in Affiliate Features, Artist Marketing | 0 Comments
Part I of our “Investment Grade Blades” article introduced the concept of investing in collectible knives and discussed commissions and purchases from an established master knife maker. Jay Fisher provided our case example for this scenario.When you buy a knife from an artist like Jay – you often gain in value between your initial commission and delivery of the finished piece. This is a fantastic premise if you can afford to purchase and hold knives that are worth several thousand dollars.
Part II will continue to discuss the investment potential of knives made by up and coming or new knife makers using Stacy J. Nabinger as a case example. The whole theory here is exactly the same as speculative investing in a startup company, or dare I say “penny stocks.”
By Eric Saperstein on Aug 24, 2009 in Artist Marketing, Woodcarving & Sculpture | 0 Comments
Artisans of the Valley was featured today (August 24, 2009) in a TODL broadcast email reaching out to over 48,000 members of the design and architectural community. (Shown Right) This feature included an eye catching image of Eric M. Saperstein’s wildlife carving of a Ram. These horned sheep, as with most creatures in the wild, make excellent figures for detailed hand carvings.
By Eric Saperstein on Aug 23, 2009 in General Blogging | 3 Comments
John Looser (www.extremebirdhouse.com) is recognized as producing some of the best birdhouses in the world, placing in every contest that he’s entered. A craftsman at heart, John employs reclaimed wood to develop monstrous mansions tailored for the needs of various species. The time required to craft these homes is obviously extensive, making bird housing a lifestyle for this Canadian artist.
By Eric Saperstein on Aug 21, 2009 in Furniture Restoration | 3 Comments
As we complete the first decade of the of the 21 first Century we at Artisans of the Valley has noticed a new trend in the collectible and Antique markets which challenges the established definition of furniture values. Artisans discusses the trend of restorations focused on circa 1920-1940 “collectible” furniture.
By Eric Saperstein on Aug 16, 2009 in Adventure Blog | 1 Comment
The best guess we can take here is while Eric was off having an out of body experience the temporary occupant of his physical form decided to catch a ride on a B-24 Liberator. This initial take is given the fact that Eric hates flying – and is most often compensating for such events by consulting a flask containing a reasonable quantity of an adult beverage.
By Eric Saperstein on Aug 15, 2009 in Artist Marketing, General Blogging | 0 Comments
The Making of Artisans of the Valley’s EBRU-TV Artist Profile – Filming May 29, 2009 on location at Artisans’ shop and homes. Interviews, carving demonstrations, and general discussions will all be combined into a feature including Master Craftsmen Eric M. Saperstein & Stanley D. Saperstein, Theresa Tonte, & Cindy Saperstein. The show is scheduled to air in September of 2009 – more information will be released shortly with dates and where to view our feature!