I had a nice time at Core Clay's Holiday Sale yesterday. I got to see many fellow potters that I don't get to see often enough. I got to share tasty treats that everyone brought to share. I got to stand around looking pretty all day. I did not get to sell any pottery. The crowd was light and mostly friends and family. They might walk past your stuff and say nice things but they know who they are going to buy from before they come in the door.
I think we were all a little surprised. There is a competing Christmas Fair that is in town this weekend that I blame for a lot of this.Two years ago I did a sale with friends on the first weekend of December. It was great. Last year we changed the date to Thanksgiving Saturday and it bombed. I don't mean to sound grumpy, I really did have a good time. I appreciate being invited and all it cost was my time. It does make me feel more deeply for the people who do this without a safety net and need to sell to feed the kids.The Clay Alliance's Holiday Fair is in two weeks and I can just leave it all in the truck until then.