Wesley was out of school for Veteran's Day this past Thursday and Friday so we drove up to Highlands to see the American Craft Today show at The Bascom. We had such a great time. the weather was a perfect Indian Summer, we found some incredible restaurants, and visited some fantastic art galleries. Just the thing for a stressed out teenager applying for colleges and getting attacked by a crazy person in Chapel Hill! I could just see the stress melting away from her.
The show at The Bascom was very nice and the craftsmanship of the pieces was just exquisite.
The thing I found interesting about this show was that some of the more well known potter names were not present. I don't know if they didn't apply or if the juror had different criteria for selection, but the artists that were chosen were some that I know but not the ones you see over and over in every magazine and gallery out there. I felt very honored to be one of the artists chosen considering the work that was in this show!
When my work is displayed nicely on pedestals and lit well, it tends to sell better than when it is displayed on a white tablecloth below eye level! haha!! I sold all three pieces and got a nice order for their Christmas Marketplace event. I have got to bust it this week to get enough work finished to send!!! I was told by the retail manager that I need to raise my prices, but I'm not sure how I feel about that. I think my prices are very fair and I want people to be able to afford the things I make and I want to move them. It's all good to have high prices, but I don't need a bunch of high priced work sitting around and not selling. Pricing is just the hardest part isn't it!
There is another show opening there this weekend of quilts and the display is breath taking. The upper gallery was closed for set up but you could see in the window. If you love quilts you really should see this show.