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Kate Gatski

Hi! I’m Kate Gatski, one half of Gatski Metal.

Over the years, we’ve built a creative business through trial and error. We’ve learned that we have to balance the making we love with selling and putting ourselves out there. The balance isn’t always easy. But the freedom we find in making our own path is exhilarating.

In this space, I want to share my thoughts and reflections on building our creative enterprise. But I also want to answer your questions and help you pioneer your own creative venture. If you have a question, you can ask it here.

And if you would like more personal help, I am happy to offer a one-on-one consultation. When you sign up, you’ll send me your shop link(s). I will spend two hours reviewing your shop and making recommendations, and send you a detailed written assessment. You can purchase a two-hour review for $100 here. Once you purchase, I will confirm your consultation and let you know when you can expect my reply.

If you have any questions, please do reach out here. I love hearing from you!

  • Jan052022

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year dear friends! I hope all is well with you, and that you enjoyed a beautiful holiday season! The weeks from the holiday into the new year seem to go quickly! It feels like a flurry of celebration that suddenly (and abruptly) switches to introspection, and goal-setting. Whew! What a whirlwhind! But, as my mother says (Hi Mom!),

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  • Feb122019

    2019 Gatski Metal Catalog

    We’re so excited to share our 2019 Gatski Metal Catalog with you! It’s a collection of the best of our new work, as well as our long-time favorites. Please do let us know if you have any questions about any of these pieces, we’re always happy to answer them. Thank you! Have a good day!  

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  • Jan232019

    Wholesale Day at American Craft Council Show

    We’re excited to participate once again in the American Craft Council Wholesale show. It is one day only this year, February 21st, 2019. We will be bringing our unique metal sculptures and tables to Baltimore. Ben and I look forward to talking with our wholesale buyers there. If you are unable to attend, please do send us an email at

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  • Feb062018

    American Craft Council Show – Wholesale Buyers

    Hi Gatski buyers! We wanted to let you know that we will be exhibiting at the American Craft Council Wholesale Show in Baltimore on February 21st and 22nd, 2018. You can find us in booth #1215. It is the only show that we do each year, and we’re looking forward to it! We hope to see you there! If you

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  • Sep182017

    The Book!

    I’m thrilled to share that the third edition of Starting an Etsy Business for Dummies is available on Amazon. It was a pleasure working on this book; I find it very rewarding to focus on the mechanics of running an Etsy shop. I always learn so much in the process.  As always, I’m here to support your own creative, entrepreneurial dreams!

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  • Dec012015

    Behind the Scenes of the Gatski Team

    There’s nothing like someone jumping right in to help when you’ve got your mind on getting to the doctor, lowering fevers, and remembering to pick up cough drops. So while November was a bit of a blur for us, we’re catching up with a little thankfulness now. Ben and I are very grateful for the people that help us get

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  • Oct182015

    Hidden Benefits

    What’s that saying about hidden benefits?   I wish I could summon the perfect quote at the perfect moment, adding some wisdom and depth in a quick slice of a moment. Sadly, I am not a quote ninja. So, we might as well get right to the point. There are a lot of hidden benefits in the midst of our everyday work.

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  • Oct012015

    So Many Friends, So Little Time

    This is not my average problem. Truthfully,  I’m not talking about real-life, “friends.” I’m talking about opportunities (which I do treasure). There are are so many opportunities these days online for selling handmade work – new ones are cropping up all the time. It’s an exciting time for crafters and artists.  Keeping up with new “friends” is not always easy. Etsy

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  • Aug242013

    Kate co-authored Starting an Etsy Business

    I just finished co-authoring the 2nd edition of Starting an Etsy Business.  I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts, comments and questions about this book. I really enjoy discussing the ins and outs of handmade businesses.

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  • Feb122013

    Let’s Chat Craft Business!

    Let’s chat “craft business”! Join me for a “daily perk discussion” called A Recipe to Make it Pay at the Buyers Market of American Craft Show. First- I’ll introduce my ideas It’s not about how to make a good product, deliver on time or provide great customer service. You learn those things as you go. This is about following a

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