TOP RETAILER/GLASS GALLERY
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass
Barbara and David Kittrell, Michael Riffkind, owners
What influenced you to open a glass gallery?
We love glass. We had a glass studio for more than 10 years before we opened the gallery. Now it’s 21 years later, and we still love glass. It’s amazing how synergistic the studio and the gallery are.
What do you do to get people into your gallery?
We have a very limited advertising budget, so we’ve gotten very creative. We’ve developed relationships with freelance writers, newspaper editors and writers, and editors at magazines. And people call us. We have a lot of longtime customers. We’re also on Facebook. Word of mouth is the best thing you can do—now they call it social media. We always try to give people what they ask for.