Artist Spotlight: Anchor Bend Glassworks

Artist Spotlight: Anchor Bend Glassworks

Michael Richardson, Justin Tarducci, and Timothy Underwood - North Kingstown, RI

Anchor Bend Glassworks is an unprecedented glass art collaborative comprised of childhood friends Michael Richardson, Justin Tarducci, and Timothy Underwood. We all met while exploring our shared enthusiasm for art, glass, and creation. The talents from all three glass blowing artists encourage and compliment the energy and originality that permeates every piece of glass that we create, such as a blown glass sculpture or ornament. Since its establishment in 2003, Anchor Bend has played a prominent role in the Newport arts scene and we pride ourselves on giving back to the community.

Describe your work.
Anchor Bend is constantly striving to honor and expand the glass blower's art. Our innovation is fueled through experimentation and creation. Put simply, we love what we do and do what we love! Anchor Bend is proud to share our labor of love with you. Thank you for your support and great taste in hand blown glass art.

How did you get started in the crafts business?
We were friends in high school with similar interests in the arts.

How long have you been wholesaling?
Since 2003.
What are your top 3 marketing methods for reaching new buyers?
New, unique, and competitively priced products. Engaging and helpful media. Trade Shows.

What percentage of your business is Wholesale? Retail? Commission, etc.?
60% wholesale 40% retail

How has IndieMe helped your business?
Streamlined orders and communication and added new accounts.

What advice do you have for new craft artists?
Good luck, and never forget why you started.

What advice do you have for new craft galleries?
Communication with artists and customers is key. Understand the products.

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