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Handcrafting Your Business : Design for Survival

Handcrafting Your Business : Design for Survival

Handcrafting Your Business : Design for Survival

Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1, 2015

Featuring Thomas Mann

Handcrafting your Business

Join us for a day-and-a-half long workshop that focuses on the necessities of running your own successful craft business. The workshop will be held February 28 and March 1, with a special tax workshop to be held February 27, at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville, Tenn.

Event Details

Day One

Doors Open at 8:30 a.m. Event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

  • Design Vocabularies
        Talking and writing about your brand
  • Demystifying Public Relations
         Learn to use planned marketing
  • Picture Perfect Pricing
         Price for your future

Day Two

Doors Open at 9 a.m. Event begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon.

  • Group Critiques
       Learn from positive group critiques provided by Thomas Mann for selected    participants.


Join us on Friday, February 27 from 1-4 p.m. at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film for a FREE Tax Workshop for New Businesses provided by the Tennessee Department of Revenue. This event is free and open to the public. If you plan on attending this tax workshop, please follow this link to fill out the registration form by February 20.

Pricing Information

    General Admission (After Jan. 31 until day of event):
    $140 for Tennessee Craft Members / $170 for non-Tennessee Craft members
    $50 with student I.D.

Please select your ticket by using the drop down menu below.

Workshop Registration

*Refund requests must be made 30 days before the day of the event. After that time we regret that we cannot honor refunds.

About the Presenter

tom_headshot2011THOMAS MANN – Thomas has been a full-time practicing professional artist for over 40 years, working in the media of jewelry and sculpture.Throughout its history, his company, Thomas Mann Design, Inc. has employed hundreds of talented people to make and market the work he designs through varied wholesale & retail enterprises. His retail gallery, Gallery I/O, celebrated 25 years of operation in 2013 and his e-commerce website has been in operation now for more than 15 years. Thomas Mann exhibits his work at major art and craft show events and fine craft and gift galleries across the country. He also teaches hands-on and artist entrepreneur workshops at home and around the country. Thomas Mann lives and works in New Orleans where he oversees a jewelry design and production studio, a sculpture studio, a gallery and most recently a teaching space.

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