Mike Goldmark – Owner of Goldmark Art Gallery

“there’s not success or failure…there’s just doing”





Mike runs the Goldmark Art Gallery, a fascinating space that sells work to collectors around the world. But this is, by no means, your traditional art gallery. Mike has a unique approach to sales, marketing and promotion (which we get into), but he has also made the bold decision to sell functional pottery alongside fine-art.

In our conversation, we get into:

– why Mike invests thousands of pounds to great stunning videos about the artists he represents (and I encourage you to check them out, they are truly beautiful)

– why he’s chosen to sell functional craft items alongside fine art and how that works practically

– why he’s NOT out to maximise profit

– Mike’s personal connection to pots made by great potters (and honestly, it’s worth listening to this episode for that alone)

– his belief in the transformative power of great art

– and why most creative people should keep their day jobs

Mike is a true iconoclast, with strong views and opinions formed over 50 years of building and running his business on his own terms. Goldmark Art is a testament to his clear vision and unapologetic views on what it means to be an artist and to sell art, and they are a great challenge to us all.


This is one of the many beautiful videos that Mike produced to promote the work of artists represented by the gallery, and was also the inspiration for this interview. You can see more films by Goldmark Art here.

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