Instructions to Prepare Studio Tour Materials

Instructions on how to join the Studio Tour are available  on the NMPCA website at http://nmpotters.org/studiotourinstructions.   There is a $15 annual charge for the studio tour page to cover the website expenses and work required to update the site.

You need three things:  Images with descriptions, Statement and Contact Information.

Images

Prepare up to 8 digital images of your work. You can also send an additional image of yourself in your studio. Knowing what you look like gives people a more personalized view in the virtual studio tour. The images must be digital, and professional quality. We reserve the right to reject images that are not high quality.

Work should be shot against a plain background. The images should reflect RGB color balance to accurately portray your work and should be clear and sharp.  Size each image 800 pixels tall and up to 1000 pixels wide. It works best if all your images are all the same pixel height.  Too small an image is as bad as too large an image.

Please name the image files you send us:  Name the jpg files with your LastName+FirstName, underline, and a SHORT tag of the description or title of the piece: Example, NelsonJudy_Bowl1.jpg. Do not put spaces or punctuation in the file name; use proper case.

Here’s a detail article with instructions to prepare your images

Information

Contact information: Name, address, phone number, email address, and website address. Let the webmaster know if there is any of this information you DO NOT want listed on the site. If you sell your work, include information about where to find your work and how to arrange for a studio visit. If you are listing shops, galleries, etc., be sure to include the address for their website, but only if the website has your information on it.

Map location:  Indicate a physical location of your studio to be put on the map: street, city, state and zip.

Description of each of photo:  The description should include

  • name of the image file for this work
  • title of the work
  • size
  • method description such as firing method, materials, techniques
  • price (optional)

Artist’s statement:  2-3 paragraphs describing your method of working, inspiration, or information to make you interesting to the viewers. The statement should be approximately 250 words in a narrative style.

Categories or keywords:  Review the categories on the existing website.  Indicate which categories you feel describe your work best.  Also, indicate 2-10 additional keywords that describe your work, the content, or yourself as an artist.  These are keywords that you want people to find you by when they search on the internet.  

Send Your Information

Send the images and information via email attachments to Judy Nelson-Moore, the NMPCA Studio Tour Webmaster, at jnm@nmpotters.org. Specifications for the images and information are above. Please note particularly if you are working on a Mac, but all images must be sent as full-size (as prepared according to instructions above) attachments, not in-line in the message and not reduced size.  Information should be sent as a document or text attachment or in-line in the message.  If you have any questions about how to prepare or send the images, call the webmaster at (505)466-3070 for assistance.

Updates to Existing Page

You may add/substitute images, change the artist statement or any other information as often as needed.  Please do send upcoming events as soon as you know about them.  When doing updates, prepare and send as described above.

For easy instructions on how to prepare your images, here is an article:  Easy Image Preparation for Clay Studio Tour