I got to the show about 7:00 and quite a few folks were already setting up. I was glad to have my old site from last year since I could drive up the sidewalk and unload right at my booth. I really am not in shape to schlep this whole booth across the yard so the drive up site is a big plus.Set up went smoothly. I even got a minute to go see fellow Clay Alliance members Dick and Mary Overman and have included a shot of Dick's booth at the end of this post.About 10:30 people started showing up and although they did not trample each other, there was a nice flow of traffic most of the day. Sales picked up about noon ( after the early crowd had been around the loop once) then dropped off for a while. Just when I was starting to worry I sold a couple of sets of plates several sets of cereal bowls. Baking dishes sold well too.I think the cool temps we had put people in a baking mood. In some ways, it was an unusual group of pots that sold. Usually plates are a hard sell but I sold about 10 of them ,cereal bowls usually go 1 or 2 at a time but yesterday they went by 4s and 6s. I could have sold another set of plates and a set of 8 bowls but I got to the point where I couldn't make sets anymore. Usually I sell a dozen mugs. I sold 2!!! My pitchers sell well. No one looked at them. Strange mix. My last show I had 1 check and no charges, all cash. Yesterday was 1/2 cash 1/2 charges and a couple of checks. I don't think my crystal ball has been working so I'm going to have to get throwing and make bowls plates and baking dishes. The up side is I met some wonderful new customers and it all added up to a record high ticket and a record overall day for me.Then there was 2 hours of packing and loading. There is work to do but today Blondie and I are going to take it easy and spend some quality time together. Here are some booth shots. Thanks for stopping by.
Dick Overman's Booth