Sunday, May 6, 2012

Spring Fair in Review

Yesterday was Spring Fair. It is Clay Alliance's big kick off for summer and we always have 50 or more potters in attendance. The day dawned, well a little of the dark went away, with drizzle and overcast skies. Not the best news for an outdoor show. Set up was uneventful other than me cursing myself for 3 hours for bringing so much stuff. Usually, when the show opens at 11am, we have a big crowd hit the streets. This year, it was still grey and drizzly so the crowd swelled more slowly. In the afternoon the brighter skies helped me sell a big jug and a set of plates to help move things along but I still ended up about 15% off of last year's total. Still, it was a pretty good show for me and it is always a fun event. Even so, these days always make me think of all the artists who depend on week to week sales to pay the bills and how fragile that can be. One of the highlights was a sale of a mug to a woman who heads the ceramics dept at a local college. She said she was going to take it to school to show her students what a good mug looked like ! Yes Meredith, it was one of the red clay w/ green glaze mugs. I wasn't able to get around the show and take a lot of pictures, but here are some booth shots showing the new shelves in action. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Nice looking display Dennis. The shelves are great. I passed on two outdoor shows this spring and it has rained on both of those weekends. It,s such a toss of the dice, isn't it?

  2. it is dicey to "make" a living doing this. I have started to wonder about why I thought this was a good idea.
    She is right! It is my go to mug right now- it is well made, holds the right amount, pretty and feels good in the hand.


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