When buying handmade, customers want to know the story of the artisan behind the product. A bio is the opportunity to introduce yourself and your work and first impressions truly do matter.
When writing an online bio for yourself as an artisan, start by answering the following questions:
- Who are you? Move beyond simply stating your name by detailing what inspires you and how you gained your expertise. Are you self-taught, did you apprentice with a local craftsperson or are you formally trained?
- What do you create? Do you have a signature item and typically stay within one genre. Do you only use certain materials or are you constantly experimenting with new mediums?
- How do you make it? Do you utilize a specific technique or certain materials?
- Why do you practice your craft? Have you always created beautiful things? Did you escape a cubicle to follow your dreams?