Saturday, November 21, 2015
It's been great to meet customers who are coming out to the shows, supporting local handcrafted items. Someone said today, "it must be tiring" (maybe I looked tired.....) but my response is that it's great to meet people who are using my pots and to get feedback from them. I get lots of solitary time in my studio. I would never want to spend all my time in the studio, or all my time at shows; this usually feels like a satisfying mix. Also there are often new ideas presented to me, that get the creative juices flowing. In the new year when I'm back in my studio, I like to take the time to call up some of those ideas and try out some new directions.
Monday, November 2, 2015
I think it's been about 20 years since I participated in this show, but I'll be back this year....this week! In years past I had a booth in the lower level hall/rink on the ice surface. This year I'll be upstairs in the warm carpeted environment. I'll have new soap dispensers and oil/vinegar dispensers along.
The first year at the Aberfoyle Potters Market (near Guelph) at the end of October was a respectable debut. A couple of musicians entertained the customers throughout the week-end and when we were hungry, we enjoyed some amazing food from Terra et Silva. The date/nut braided bread was particularly yummy!