Self Representing Artist *Definition*
What does SRA stand for?
Self Representing Artist
What is a Self Representing Artist?
A self representing artist is someone who creates and sells their or their immediate families work. A self representing artist does not sell mass produced beads under the SRA logo.
What is annealing?
Annealing is a process of holding and cooling the glass at the proper temperatures. Different types of glass have different temperature requirements. If the glass is cooled too quickly, the glass has stress. This stress can cause the glass item to break immediately, months or years later.
What does the SRA logo mean?
When you see this logo, you will be assured that the seller is selling only their or their immediate families work. They have been approved by a committee to display the logo. Some sellers will eventually link this logo to a master list of SRA artists. Anyone using the logo without permission will be guilty of copyright infringement and will be reported. SRA artists come from all around the world. When you buy from an SRA artist you are supporting the artist directly, not the middle man.
What if I like someone's items and they do not display the logo?
There are many SRA artists who may sell without the logo. This is where you as a buyer are going to have to do a bit of sleuthing. Check this sellers other auctions. In general, if they have hundreds of items selling at a time, you can guess that they probably did not make all those items. In the case of lampwork beads, look at the bead holes, they should be cleaned of release.