Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Shameless self promotion

I got this postcard in the mail on Saturday, that was fun. I thought I sent in new photos, but maybe not. I don't even make these anymore..... but it was nice to see them again. The pot in the center is by Gary Childs. When I showed this card to Wesley, she reminded me that we used to see Gary's work when we first moved here and would say how amazing it was and now look, my work is on a postcard right next to him. Thanks to whomever made this call, I appreciate it!
and then my friend Candace posted this on my blog last night. I have no idea how this happened or who is running this release but yay! Thanks whoever did this!!! and thanks Candace for bringing this to my attention :)  A little press is always a good thing. I wish I could afford to hire a press agent, it's amazing how much an article about you can help your business. It's like people don't believe you are real until someone writes about you and says so......
check it out:

Fine Designer Crafts Show to Feature Local Artist’s Clay Pieces
Chapel Hill-Based Artist to Display Work at Annual Crafts Show Hosted by the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild Nov. 23-25
Raleigh, NC, October 07, 2012 --( The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild ( has announced that Tracey Broome, an individual craftsperson from Chapel Hill, N.C., will be featured at the 43rd Annual Fine Designer Crafts Show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh from Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25. Broome, who participated in the 2011 show, will display clay structures of barns and houses.

Beginning her career in craftsmanship as a set designer for the High Point Furniture Market and later the Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Broome began taking pottery classes in 2003. She became a professional artist in 2007 after moving to Chapel Hill. Broome prides herself on creating pieces that recreate events and celebrate past experiences and memories. Her work, which she describes as quiet and contemplative, incorporates vintage objects and architectural features, as well as personal family treasures. Broome’s vision as an artist is to create objects that clearly speak to and resonate with the viewer.

Broome won second place for the best artist at FestiFall in Chapel Hill and third place at the N.C. Landscape Show at the Visual Arts Exchange (VAE) and the VAE award in 2012. She has been invited to participate in numerous shows such as American Craft Today at The Bascom and Storytellers at Lark and Key.

“We are honored to have Tracey participate in the Fine Designer Crafts Show again this year,” said Elizabeth Lyne, president of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild. “Tracey’s beautifully sculpted clay pieces attract many visitors because of their unique ability to recreate emotional experiences and commemorate memories.”

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About Carolina Designer Craftsmen:
The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, based in Raleigh, N.C., provides a lucrative marketplace for the finest traditional and contemporary crafts in the Southeast. The Guild recognizes and promotes fine crafts, including original and handmade clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, basketry, wood, works on paper and mixed media products. Its annual Fine Craft and Design Show, traditionally held on Thanksgiving weekend, provides a premier regional showcase for exhibiting members to display their work and for art enthusiasts of every taste and budget to shop. Since 1970, the Guild has supported and perpetuated the professional pursuit of design and craftsmanship, encouraged opportunities for artistic growth and promoted education in and appreciation of the art of fine craft. For more information, visit the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild website at

Jake Potter
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600


Susan Wells said...

Happiness is: Great images and great press. Nice work all around Tracey!

Laura Farrow said...

girrrlll!!! you is a supah stah!!! xo

Michèle Hastings said...

how cool is that? congratulations!!!

Dennis Allen said...

My two rules of marketing are
1. There's nothing shameful about self promotion.

2. If you don't blow your own horn you just blow.

Lori Buff said...

Freakin' awesome. You should be shouting from the roof tops about this.

Tracey Broome said...

HAHA! It's so fun to read comments from you guys! THANKS!!


rock star.

Hollis Engley said...

Hey, who's going to promote you if you don't promote yourself? And you are worth any kind of promotion.

bridgette said...

Awesome, that's great! Congratulations!

Vicki said...

Yay! Congratulations!
Your time to shine!
Great recognition of all your hard work - it's beautiful and needs to be "out there".
Well done :)

Ron said...

Got my card in the mail today and was happy to see your houses on there. Way to go. It will get folks seeking out at the show. Look forward to seeing you there.

cookingwithgas said...

I cut that bad boy off the card and have it on my refrigerator.
(don't tell the others)

just jody said...

Where's the "Like" button when you need one? Congrats!

Anonymous said...

speaking clearly and resonating are wonderful things to be capable of- congratulations.

Tracey Broome said...


Amy said...

:) Yeah! Not surprised.

jeremy said...

Congratulations for a success promotion.

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