Friday, September 17, 2010

Two Great Shows and a Potter's Tip

Hey everybody. Last weekend I had shows in Bellevue, Ky and Loveland, Ohio. Both days went very well. Not only were my totals good but I sold some larger pieces too. The black and white jar from the last firing, GONE, spatterware coffee set, GONE, all my plates, GONE, large ash glazed jar, yup, that too. And, PRO PAY says there in money in my account so I didn't screw up the credit card info.As a rough gauge of how well it went, It usually takes me two hours to pack up and load after a show. Sunday took an hour and fifteen minutes. I'll find something to bitch and moan about soon enough, but not today.

I can't thank the volunteers for these shows enough, they carried crates and fixtures, watched my booth for me, ran errands and even helped a very good customer carry pots to her car. Another great thing about Sunday was that I won a ribbon and $25 for third place in ceramics, glass and sculpture. The great part is now,(in the true spirit of the internet), I can say AWARD WINNING, as seen in CERAMICS MONTHLY, Whistlecreek Pottery. OK, it's a little much but I had to say it once.

I heard from a few people who were making bats so I added some info on how to make an insert system. If you don't have a table saw, you know someone who does and all the cutting can be done in 10 minutes. Ask them, they'll help you out. Just figure out how big you want your inserts to be and follow the pictures. I wanted to use 6"squares so I started with a 12" square of MDF and banded it with 3" strips.You should also seal your bat holder with some polyurethane or lacquer to make it last longer.


  1. Congrats on all the sales and the award. boy that was some traveling for those shows.

  2. Linda,actually both shows were fairly close.I'm between Cincinnati and Dayton and the Ky show was right on the river.It was a lot of work to set up and pack up twice in one weekend but the shows both had great volunteers to lug and tote things.


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