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Ceramics is one of the most ancient industries on the planet. Once humans discovered that clay could be dug up and formed into objects by first mixing with water and then firing, the industry was born. Animal and human figurines were made from clay and other materials, then fired in kilns partially dug into the ground. In later years tiles were manufactured, functional pottery vessels for storing water and food around 9000 or 10,000 BC and thought at that time to be responsible for the creation of glass, when overheating of kilns produced a colored glaze on the pottery. Clay has done so much for humanity and art it is sure a medium to be respected and adored.
Etsy Mud Team was Founded Jun 18 2007 and is a hub for well over 1400 crafting individuals and is a Etsy Fellowship winning team.
JD Wolfe is the wonderful captain of the team and Terry Parker is the team representative who we at the Etsy Teams Fellowship Society are proud to work closely with to network and come together for multi-team events. When the founder of the team stepped down these women are 2 of the 3 individuals that stepped forward to take over the team in 2007 .
Terry – “Our team is pretty successful in maintaining a core group of active members. The active participants change over time but so far others have stepped forward to take their place. I would hope we are as active as a group 3-5 years from now and that we figure out more ways to help each other promote our businesses.”
I took my first pottery class at a Community College late 1996. I’ve attended a raku pottery workshop with artist Jim Romberg in Oregon and in 2010 a workshop with Jeff Oestreich at the Archie Bray Foundation. I continue to play learn and experiment in clay and glaze mixing.
I love the organization of this team, from their website, to their FB page and all of their social media you sing with the love of clay I loved visiting your Facebook page the first post was so beautiful… it’s a photo of a child covered in clay working on a pottery wheel with a quote from Pablo Picasso. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso We look forward to meeting you!
Etsy Mud Team for makers of handmade pottery, clay sculpture, and other ceramic arts
Our team of the month of April is The Ladies and Gents Club. They chose this name to attract shops from the entire Etsy Community and be a place where both men and women can feel at home learning, promoting and socializing. Our team was born on April 25, 2014 and is 184 members strong and growing.
About this team:
LGC boasts that they are here to help each other to succeed. The easiest way to be a team member and learn about Etsy is to hit the floor running and jump right in! We were all new to Etsy at one time – having someone or a team to show you the ropes is a great advantage. If you want to meet people, make new friends – friends that will help you succeed – then this is the place where you can be all you want to be!
Cindyanne is the Team Captain and not only runs LGC but she is teacher, mentor, and friend. She always makes time to welcome the new team members or to help out anyone with their shop. Cindyanne trains all of the leaders. If she does not know the answer to a question you can be sure she will find it for you.
Stacey helps where ever she is needed. She sends emails, invitations, runs BNR and BNS boards and creates promotion threads and treasuries. Stacey is also the Administrator of the LGC Team page for the Etsy Fellowship Society keeping the team members’ items posted and looking awesome! She posts items and treasuries on the Ladies and Gents Club Pinterest pages.
Liz is our resident DJ on the weekly Supper Club BNR. Liz has music in her soul and is the perfect hostess of the “Name That Tune” game bringing shops together for a few hours of fun and music trivia. She hosts the Shop of the Week – always looking for a shop that needs a little extra Etsy love. Liz is the LGC Facebook
Administrator is responsible for bringing in new members and posts items from team members’ shops daily. She also coordinates the Sweet 16 Treasury Promo checking to be sure shops that sign up follow through with their commitment and follow the rules.
Deb is the Membership Coordinator and is responsible for sending welcome letters to all new members. She does a wonderful job answering questions and guiding newbies in the right direction. Deb is known as the Treasury Diva! She loves to promote both old and new team members and follows up with featured shops to invite them into the Team.
Vicky is the Administrator of the LGC Team Page. Our team page is always up to date as new items are added to shops. She promotes the LGC Team on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Vicky is responsible for bringing daily chats to the team – a place where everyone can talk about what is going on in their lives in general, not just Etsy.
All leaders of the Ladies and Gents Club are cross-trained to be able to step up at any given time to host an event, start a discussion thread or solve problems. The leaders understand that if you put in the work, it will happen. Remember to keep things in perspective – if it won’t be important in a month or a year do not to let it get to you. LGC leadership holds a weekly Skype conference to discuss hot topics and plan upcoming events.
One of the main events the Ladies and Gents Club is sponsoring this year is a BRIDAL EXPO in June. This will allow the team to showcase our products specifically for Etsy customers searching for wedding and bridal items. Since June is the most popular time of the year for weddings and bridal showers we want a central location to meet those demands. Be sure to watch for more information as the time draws near.
The Ladies and Gents Club is a 6 time winner of the Fellowship Award. Cindyanne received the award in Q3, Q4 2014 and Q1 2015. Stacey received the award in Q3 and Q4 2014. Liz received the award in Q4 2014. Cindyanne, Stacey, Vicky, Deb and Sue are currently awaiting Q2 enrollment for 2015. Cindyanne has brought many ideas to the team from the Fellowship. She shares what she has learned on our discussion page and is always updating current topics. As a direct result of sharing what the leaders have learned through the Fellowship, LGC has active pages on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and has a strong presence in Etsyverse and the Fellowship Teams Page. Many of our discussion threads stem from conversations and blogs on the Captains Quarters Team – Shop Critiques and Tags to name a few.
LGC has promotional threads on the Team discussions page.
A few of the popular games are the ABC GAME where you post an item from your shop that corresponds with the letters of the alphabet. The FOLLOW THE LEADER GAME is a fun one where you post something from your shop that matches the color of the item before you. A few other popular threads are Post 2 Fave 5 and the Bragging Board that features team members that got caught doing something fantastic like being featured on the Etsy Trending Pages, in a blog or magazine article. LGC strongly believes in acknowledging every achievement for its team members. A popular treasury promo is FRIENDS R US where 8 current members’ shops and 8 potential members are featured. This is a great promo activity to let the community know what LGC is all about and give them a taste of the hospitality the Ladies and Gents Club has to offer. LGC has a mandatory one treasury per month, per member rule.
LGC is the known for the NAME THAT TUNE GAME. The game is played during the weekly BNR. Liz sends out a few lyrics from a song and waits for someone in the gallery to give the correct answer. One point is awarded for the correct title of the song and one point is awarded for the correct artist. In the event there is more than one artist famous for the particular song it is at the discretion of the Maestro to decide on the winner. No purchase is necessary to participate in the game and it is ok to Google your response. At the end of the night all winners are entered into a drawing by random.org for a free spot on a future BNR board.
One of the Team’s favorite blitz promos is the HEART ATTACK! LGC has a HEART ATTACK once a month to promote the shops’ new items and brings the team together for 12 hours of heart-ing, fun and fellowship. The ultimate result of the HEART ATTACK is the CPR that comes afterward – CUSTOMER PURCHASE REQUESTS! You must be a member of the team to participate in the HEART ATTACK. Come join the fun and set your stats on fire!
The LGC Team Slogan is:
“When you succeed, we succeed and when we succeed, you succeed!
The dream for the Ladies and Gents Club is to increase their membership and to help each other succeed, to be part of the new and exciting changes at Etsy and continue to grow at a steady pace with active members. LGC will remain a team that helps members both new and established, find the dream they were hoping for when they opened their Etsy shop.
Advice to other team Captains:
Be sure to acknowledge everyone for what they do, there is no deed or accomplishment too small for recognition.
As captain Alura depends on her co-captain Gwen and the other leaders to help her keep the team motivated! Here’s how they help!
The co-captain is Gwen of GwensHomemadeGifts. She is my right-hand woman! Gwen checks on the team, makes sure on one is spamming threads or being naughty. She also collects emails for me which I use for the team newsletter. She handles the membership applications as well. She does everything that I do! She’s an awesome gal all the way around and is a huge help to me!
Donna from The SnapDragonsLair takes charge of choosing the Shop of the Month and moderates the discussion thread for it. She’s a great asset to the team!
The other Leader is Alicia. She monitors the threads, and supports members. She’s a wonderful leader.
Big Etsy Blitz began in 2012 as the Etsy Contest Team. In 2014 it was given whole hearted to new Team Captain Alura and now has over 5,500 members! The purpose of this team is to promote teammates! Their name says it all, blitzing is the game! Big Etsy Blitz is a promo team, they do Heart Blitzes, View-a-thons, Post 2 Get 10, Fave Bomb the shop above, etc.
We are an active team, it’s all about playing games! We do blitzes every other week, Post 2 Heart
10, fave bomb the shop above you, view-a-thons, Treasuries and all sorts of games! Blitzing is easy to do and
easy for teammates to participate in. The purpose of the blitz is to raise stats, get views and
This team is SPECIALLY for all of us who love to blitz!
What’s a blitz?
A blitz is where we all love on each others shops!
Blitzes raise stats….promote camaraderie…sometimes even nets us a random sale!
In order to participate in the blitzes, you must be a member! We plan to continue to use blitzes
-by Alura- We won a Fellowship Award in December 2014. We are trying to learn how to better promote our shops online through the Fellowship Program Package. I use the books received to help start threads that may interest the members.
The Buzzing Communities book is my favorite!
” As an award winning captain of a large team, my advice to other captains and leaders is to always expect the unexpected! People have often exceded my expectations! “
I love it when that happens!!
Artist Supporting other Artists!
We’ve found that as a big team… games are great way to get to know your teammates!
Australian Wandarrah is a moderated team open to both buyers and sellers living in Austrailia and New Zealand. A large team of over 1,600 members, treating each other with respect and compassion is the most important guideline of this spirited team.
The word Wandarrah is an aboriginal word meaning Meeting Place. Members support each other through thick and thin on this team. The team has also raised funds for the NSW Wildfires in 2013, and for the Street Swags in 2014. In 2014 they hosted regional meet-ups! Not a small task with the team covering 2 countries.
With such a large team, 1,675 members, you know they must have some amazing Leaders!
The Captain of the team is Cat. Her shop, Must Have Been The Cat, can be seen here:
Cat is a giving and kind soul who works hard to keep the team running smoothly.
She’s told us that she created the team because at that time there was nothing available for Australians on Etsy. She wanted it to be a supportive community for both buyers and sellers in Australia and is very proud and humbled by the amazing community that has evolved.
We provide a huge range of activities including chat, games, promo and educational resources. Everyone is kind and supportive …its like one very large functional family.
When we asked her what her goals for the team in the future this is what she said
“In 5 years I hope that our team is still going strong and continuing to offer the variety of things we do today. I hope it will have helped our team members make their shops the success they want them to be and continues to support them and give them a sense of belonging.”
We love hearing that long term dedication she has to support this group!
That is part of being a captain that many people don’t understand, it’s a long term commitment for many of us and that takes a lot of time and volunteer hours.
Each week the winner of the treasury challenge will get to choose an item from their shop to be the inspiration item for the next challenge. They will also be choosing the winner of the challenge.
– The featured item must appear in one of the top row of the treasury
– Treasuries to be tagged with “Australian Wandarrah”, “etsyau” and “awteamchallenge”
– All 16 spots must be filled, at least 8 of those with Australian/New Zealand shops
– Post your challenge treasury in this thread to be considered
– No items from your own shop(s)
– Only ONE item per shop featured
– Winners must wait 4 week to be eligible to win again, however everyone is eligible for honorable mentions.
Please note that any Treasuries not following the guidelines will be removed from the challenge, we want this to be fair to everyone participating.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE is 9pm each Friday evening, no entries after I’ve announced the challenge is over will be admissible.
Winner will be announced over the weekend, so please make sure you check back to this thread and see if it’s you!
Marcia with Cuddly Cutie Pies is our Team Treasurer. She has had many other roles on our team as well during our Fall Artisan Market held this past October 2014 making phone calls, sending emails, gathering information, etc. www.etsy.com/shop/CuddlyCutiePies
In November we started playing games to increase views in our shop.
The first one we love is a favorite game
Each team member can post one link to an item over the course of 1-3 days depending on participation level. You must click on every single persons link and keep the browser window open for a minimum of 10 seconds. Giving them a “view”.
We also play games where we post a pin from pinterest, a tweet link, facebook post, etc. Click on link to open it, then like or share, repin, or retweet. Then click to follow through to etsy also giving the item a view from that particulair social media site.
Many of our team members have a dream of building up to full-time businesses while for others its more of a hobby or extra source of income. Right now my dream for the team is to build a strong local network of etsy shop owners that can support and learn from each other. Possibly also in the future, it would be nice to have a Monthly Market to sell our arts and crafts locally.
One from the RINGGOLD ETSY TEAM leadership to You
Keep moving forward even when team participation is down. Things cycle and you may have many ups and downs, people come and go, but don’t give up. It takes time to build a strong team with solid committed members.
The Pattern Patter Team, founded on June 7, 2011, is a team specifically for sellers of vintage and newer sewing patterns.
Currently we have 226 members, and 6 leaders. As captain, I rely on my leaders to support the team and me by taking charge of their area of expertise. Let me introduce them!
Susan from AdelebeeAnn is our social media maven. She takes care of the team’s social media accounts by posting on all of them daily.
Next, Emily from EmSewCrazy is responsible for team events. She posts the sign up threads, organizes the participants’ information, and tallies the results!
Amy from ViennasGrace is our resident Fashionista. Her knowledge of fashion terminology as well as her ability to help with dating an item is indispensable! She also is a regular contributor on the team blog with her series Sewing and the Cinema as well as other subjects.
Cloe of CloesCloset helps to manage the team page keeping it current and fresh. She also helps with tags and titles, and SEO questions from members.
Our newest leader is Barbara of FloraDoraPresents. Barbara has taken over Member Management. She reviews applications to join the team, sends new members information, and will soon be reviewing current members to make sure they are complying with requirements.
Then there is me! Mary-Beth
I write blog articles, manage the advertising for the team, write the newsletter every month, and do whatever else I can to make my team members successful.
2012 Team Spirit Award Winner!
2013 Fellowship Award Winner!
2014 Fellowship Award Winner! (x2)
Pattern Patter Team has been fortunate enough to receive three Fellowship awards, one in 2013, and two in 2014. I have had a great experience in being part of the fellowship program. I have learned so much about team management and about online communities. My favorite was the group that Kim led in 2014. I have become more self-confident and organized!
The one thing I would like to share with other sellers leaders and captains is that you can’t do everything. You need a good support team. Search out possible leaders to help make your team the very best that it can be! People like to be asked to help.
Our team deals in old, fragile, paper. Not always an easy job!
Our team mantra is Saving History One Piece at a Time.
Ebenezer Butterick 1826-1903 The man who started the paper sewing pattern industry.
A great quote – “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller
Crafts by Deadheads, Lot Rats, Swilly mamas, live music lovers, nomads and crafting tour kids. Sharing our way of life through love and art.
You can find us From the lots of the dead shows to the far reaching ends of the universe, We are a group of artists that have seen the love of the family in one anothers art, and as independent artisans, family businesses and artists have come together as a team to promote our artistic creations. We take great pride in handmade, and We hope you take the time to get to know each individual artist, every one with their own story, and their own heart.
DHAA is lead by a group of 13 – A magical number, and comprised of leaders from around the globe and the different hot spots for our deadhead community as to provide a well rounded and world based group of leaders to guide and support our group. We are not just a team, we are a FAMILY., we market ourselves as such, and are grateful to know one another.
Jen PACIFICNWGLASS – Team Captain and Founder
Sugar WOOKNOOK13 – WANELO
Cherry Hippy Frank – Greeter
Fiona the happy mushroom – Assistant Treasury
Beks The Elvish Acorn – Secret Santa
Danielle TreeHouseCreations – Newsletter
Maggie-Jane – Quilt Collaboration Projekt
Josh Mongo Arts – invites and FB Fan Page
Jen xDropBearStitcheryx – Treasury Leader and Graphic Artist
Amy EverydayPixie – Random Acts of Kindness
Debbie ThunderRose – Daily Chat Visionary Elder and FB Group
Margaret – Mountain Girl Clothing – our first leader who joined me at the start of the team.. a great inspiration for long time sellers on Etsy.. and on the 100 top seller category in Etsy.
Deadhead Art Alliance – Support
We believe in being the change we want to see in the world, and as the eyes of the world, we communicate our needs and respectfully strive to support each other not only through Etsy, but in our personal lives, via social media, and beyond into real life. We’ve crafted a network that extends to the ends of the universe and beyond and we are truly everywhere.
We started in 2012 and within 1 month had already grown to 150 members, and now are close to 900 only a short 2 1/2 years later., We’ve also grown by our social media groups 10 fold, now boasting over 2500 in our FB group and a generous amount of supporters and followers on our Facebook Fan Page. Our blog is a hub for learning about our members and a great place for our community to look to for inspiration and real life stories of how our members have become artists, how they overcome their hardships, and showings of pride and the lovely families they are able to support. All this possible by connecting and sharing our bonds with one another.
Many Many years ago there was a great man named Jerry Garcia, and a band of forward thinking musically and socially inspired beings called the Grateful Dead. This group through it’s eclectic art, extensive touring, and can do attitude gained the love and respect of billions of us who loyally follow them from state to state, from country to country, and beyond. We’ve learned acceptance, we’ve learned that love can lead the way, and best of all, that being together makes us happy.
Life goes much further than what you see in the stores of Etsy Sellers, there is a heart and a soul in there, a person, a dream, a past, and a need to survive. We are here to be part of it all.
We are not only a Team.. we are a FAMILY and a COMMUNITY
we thrive on live music, have our fingers on the pulse of what’s new on the lot and have a vibrant group of festival and online sellers.
We offer knowledge, shared information, we provide an open daily support system for each other and everyone is invited to bring their current needs to the table for a group mind to help solve.
A team is only as strong as it’s network, captain and Leadership., I’m on many teams, Some provide information only.. some provide just a place to put your name.. some are useless, and some like the team we’ve created provide a well rounded source of support for your selling and personal lives.
we do extensive networking
sell at festivals and fairs together
host each other at venues
collective projects and arts
online craft parties
Etsy in person craft party hosting
Massive social media Campaigns
Support for your personal lives and family through a caring group base
Sellers receive and provide mass promotional support for each other and directly through the social media sites that the TEAM has provided.
We are only over 2 years old and are blessed with almost 900 members on Etsy today as well as over 2600 members that are actively building each others stores through Facebook and even more on various other social media.. Including a great fan base!
Etsy Team TAG: deadhead art team
over 2400 listings tagged so far!
This team is run by 100% volunteers! We do not get paid -we live off of good vibes and hearing about all the good sales our artists are making… seeing a photo of our artists smiling families is always grate too!, we hope you learn that you benefit from networking and sharing others work, visiting from time to time and posting your new listings in the group so we can get your work up and seen on Social Media. Basically – We take what they already do for yourself and help you make the most out of it!
We also do an Annual quilt project. -We are a collaborating team of skilled artists and we’ve come together and made a DEADHEAD QUILT. This is a 100% voluntary team project and for our first one we had over 25 artists from Etsy who made squares for it and our sweet team leader KnottyMama sews it all together into a one of a kind CREATION!
here are some of the social media sites we share on. People who are interested in being a leading part in this team are chosen by the good things they are seen doing for us- if you have any questions ideas or are a visionary who sees a way they can be a part of our network and sharing community on a higher level are always appreciated.
you can contact the captain Jen PACIFICNWGLASS.etsy.com anytime with questions or team leader and GREETER Cherry from HippyFranks.etsy.com and we will do our best to guide you.
Deadhead Art Alliance
want need love!!!
Our Team page: wanelo.com/deadhead_art_alliance
Our monthly newsletter will provide updates on vital information for sellers, up to date info on our goings on., special listings for opportunities and voting rights for the teams surveys contests and events comes with your subscription., and more including follow ups on the events we throw and our successes. Contact Danielle at TreeHouseCreations to be added
Sponsorship and advertising:
We invite any member or supporter at any time to sponsor and advertise with the team by giving $5 on any given month to be highlighted in our newsletter. We will make a treasury in your honor which you can help name!
contact firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing address or Paypal.. we accept check, money order or Paypal. Please title your email request with team sponsorship request- and we will set up arrangements for the payment and have our treasury department contact you to find out what you’d like the theme for your sponsored treasury ( or easy advertising gallery ) to be.
We support all Etsy types of Sellers and supporters- Let us know what we can do for you! I look forward to you coming by and showing us who you are!, Jen
deadhead art alliance
YoungAtHeart is a 6 Time Winner of the EtsyTeamsFellowship
Along side of the good things Norma does for YAHT team we’d like to give thanks as Norma also is the Den Mother for the ETSY TEAMS FELLOWSHIP SOCIETY and offers her assistance to other teams on Etsy. ETFS is a knowledge sharing and co-promote networking team comprised of the Fellowship winning teams of Etsy.
When your considering a team, we hope you visit YAHT!