Thursday, October 11, 2012

PFATT Marketplace

One summer Sunday afternoon I was browsing around online, looking at artists' blogs and websites.  From one I followed a link to PFATT (Primitive Folk Art, Trinkets, and Treasures) Marketplace, and then spent the rest of the afternoon looking at all the wonderful artists that are featured there. I was impressed with the quality of the work represented, and I wondered how it worked.  How do you set up a page?  How are the artists selected?  What are the fees, if any? I sent an email to find out more about it.

A few weeks later, I received a reply saying that I had been juried on to the site!  YAY!!  The jury panel had been to my etsy shop, liked what they saw, and thought my work would be a good fit with the rest of the artists on PFATT Marketplace.  I felt honored, because some of the PFATT artists are nationally recognized. 

I couldn't get started right away because of my workload, but I said YES, I am certainly interested, and I would be pleased to start in October.  So, as of yesterday, I am a PFATT artist!

Here's how it works.  Each artist has her own page with up to three items listed for sale.  Each month on the 10th, the site updates with new items, so every month will bring you different listings.  I plan to list three items each month that will be available exclusively on PFATT Marketplace.  This month I have three wonderful Halloween selections listed.  Here is a peak at one of them:

Just Jack
I was playing with some new ideas for Halloween characters, and wondered if it would be silly to make a jack o'lantern with arms and legs.  Well, maybe, but I think he's fun and quirky.  Just Jack is sculpted from orange clay, with striped arms and legs.  His black boots and mitts are trimmed with chenille.  His big grey eyes are handpainted, and he wears a paper polka dot party hat, trimmed with a crepe paper ruff.  He is carrying his favorite spider to scare all the girls.
I hope you will go take a look at my PFATT Marketplace page.  And while you are there, be sure to check out all the other great artists as well.  It will be well worth your time!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I hope everyone stops by your PFATT Marketplace site. It looks WONDERFUL! You are a perfect fit for this venue of most talented artists! I'm so happy for you and proud of you!!!

    1. Thank you, Marian! You are always so kind and supportive---the very best friend ever!!

  2. What a great site the PFATT Marketplace is!! And your page is AWESOME Lisa!! Thanks so much for letting us know about it. I wish you the best of luck with your work there!!

    1. Thank you, Trina! I'm excited to see how it will go.