Friday, November 14, 2008
I just got the 27th Annual Seagrove Pottery Festival Special Commemorative Issue booklet in the mail. Looks a lot like the Sanford Pottery Festival booklet I get. I have to say I am a bit annoyed with what's going on with the pottery festival. no offense intended to the potters involved. This sale will be at the same time as the Celebration of Seagrove Potters. I have gone to the pottery festival every year that I can remember and we always look forward to it. If I go this year, it will cost me and my family $15 to get into the Celebration sale and then if we go after 12pm it will cost $18 for us to go to the sale at the school. If we get there before noon, it will be $36. So, just to get in will be anywhere from $33- $51. That means the money I would spend on pottery will be spent on admission, I don't have an extra $50 to get into a pottery sale. So I have decided this year that I will not go to Seagrove, but wait another couple of weeks for the Chatham County Studio Tour and support the potters here, Mark Hewitt, Alex Matisse, Doug Dotson, Rusty Sieck, and all the others that will be doing the tour. I really feel bad for the potters in Seagrove having to deal with the politics going on down there and have read a lot from both sides of the story. I hope they will all have good sales this year with such crazy economic times and I am sad that I will miss it this year. Best wishes to everyone in Seagrove for a good sale!