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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Saturday Sale

Laura, Susan and I had a fun, fun sale on Saturday. We had a good crowd of folks come out. No one I invited made it out, which I found disturbing, but oh well, we had some sales and I had some moments of enlightenment about my work. Wesley and Gerry have been saying for a while that I need to do more Raku and sculpture and what do you think sold? My Raku and sculpture pieces. Not one of my yunomi sold, which I was surprised about. Susan said that I wasn't ready to give them up yet and that's why they didn't sell. She may have something there. I know that I really like them and have become attached to them because of the sentimentality of the wood firing they came from. So- good, I have a new set of cups. But, now I am so confused and I need to do some thinking about what I really want out of all of this and why I'm doing it in the first place. What I do know is that I have to great friends and we had a really good time doing this sale together. I think that this will become an annual event for us. Tim's friends came out and brought instruments, we had a bonfire, great food and I met some wonderful people.

This was our support team. These are four of the most interesting and amazing kids I have ever met.They cleaned, brought food and drink, wrapped, took money, wrote the receipts and were generally a lot of fun to be with. Benny on the left is a banjo player, Jonas and Jolene in the middle, Susan's kids, and Wesley on the end. Thanks guys!!!

5 comments:

Ron said...

Hey Glad it was a good day. You should definitely make it a yearly thing, it will just grow and grow.
Good luck figuring out the whole 'what to do' thing. Just keep working, it will all fall into place. The main thing is do what makes you happy. I'm having fun not making any pots right now.

tsbroome said...

Great words of wisdom Ron, thanks!I do see great potential for our sale and you're right, I think it will grow. Hope so anyway, it's a lot of fun.

Linda Starr said...

What fun to have a sale with two friends. I haven't figured out what to do either, I'm just going with the flow. Maybe next year I'll make some concrete goals. Love the post about John the bird - what a wonderful story.

Becky said...

Tracey, I just had my first sale ever (actually two happening simultaneously) . And it was quite a learning experience for me. The things I liked the least sold first. And the pieces I was most proud of (for the most part) are back in my inventory. Since I needn't make my living from these things, (truly a luxury I am coming to realize) I've decided to make what I like and let the chips fall where they may. But it sure does give me an appreciation for full-time potters!

tsbroome said...

Becky,isn't it odd to see what people buy. I had the same thing happen, the things I liked the least and liked making the least sold first.The things that were made really well and glazed well weren't even touched. I too have had the luxury of experimentation this year, but I want my pottery to soon earn an income with a kid going off to college in three years. As a friend of mine always says "it's all lessons, isn't it?"