About

The NICHE magazine Blog is designed to pick up where the print issues leave off—by promoting the work of North American craft artists and recommending business resources for gallery owners and craft retailers year-round. (Click here for the magazine’s mission statement.)

Our audience is targeted—we connect artists who value and produce handcrafted products in studios across the United States and Canada with retailers who wholesale crafts, handmade gifts and decorative art objects.

The Blog is designed to bring more of what you love about NICHE to you weekly:

Artist Profiles offer in-depth interviews with top-notch craft artists. Learn about their histories, the techniques they use, and why they are driven to create.

What’s New articles bring you the newest products destined to become your next best sellers. They offer a range of items from jewelry and furniture to art glass and ceramics.

Retail Resources are more of what you get in the print edition—survey results, free white papers, how-tos, book reviews and other tools that will help you drive in-store sales and maximize your marketing budget.

Short Videos offer a new feature print cannot—real life interviews with artists along with clips from powerful presentations. This section is designed to make you feel like you’ve “met” the artist and could tell his or her story to your customers. We’re also running a special series on social media. Click the Video tab on the navigation bar to learn more.

Our goal is to expand our content. Expect short retailer profiles, Retail Details and other features in the future. Have a suggestion? Want to submit? Click on our FAQ tab for all the details.

Note: Although we don’t list prices, all products featured are available for wholesale accounts.