Do you ever wonder where your work wound up?
Ever want it back?
This happens to me sometimes. I made a sugar and creamer once - strictly experimental piece - that I sold at a show. Thank heavens I took a good photo for future reference.
This little "Tea for Two" pot also went and in this case, I knew the woman who bought it would use it. And that feels really good.
One piece that I think I will always wonder about is a large square teapot. It had been included in the first book, 100 Teapots. It was sold before the book came out and try as I could, I could never find the new owner to let them know their teapot's image had been published.
Too bad galleries don't help artists track their buyers. I suppose they assume the two parties will go around them on sales, but that's wrong thinking. Cooperation and good communications between buyers, galleries and sellers has great potential to encourage even more sales for everybody.
I would be happy to let my buyers know where they could find my work. I'm sure galleries would appreciate artists who tell their buyers about the gallery or a show. And I know buyers appreciate information about where to find more of your work. Think positively!