Tuesday, October 21, 2008

home, at least for awhile

we arrived home monday afternoon after a nice weekend in houston. the show this weekend was hands down the best show i've ever done. we came home with several empty bins and i'm wondering if i have enough work for our home sale after thanksgiving, guess i'll have to make some more! thank you so much to all the people who came out and supported us, it was nice to meet new folks and travel to a new town to show my work.

i was worried about this show because of all the financial doom i hear about on npr, but it didn't seem to effect this show. although we only sold two large pieces(imagine the volume of mugs, cups and bowls one must sell to have a killer show, guess i know whats first up on the making list) we saw several painters with originals and expensive sculpture going out the door so i think this show was good for everyone which i find very encouraging. we have had to raise some of our prices this year and while i always cringe because i'm worried people will think they're too high we didn't have a single person complain about the pricing, which might be a first.

i've been wanting to set up a way to sell on my website but have never had the time to build it so within the next couple of weeks i'll be putting some stuff on etsy until i can get the site going.

i cancelled my classes today because i'm feeling a little under the weather, so i'm going to go home and rest a bit. i'm leaving friday to go help my father redo their master bath as a surprise for my mother so i'll be gone for a few days.

so long.

7 comments:

Ron said...

Really good news to hear you had a good show!

Judy Shreve said...

Congrats on your good sales in this tough economy!-- just speaks of your good work!

Scott Baker said...

Glad you had a good show. I'm looking forward to seeing your stuff on etsy.

Sister Creek Potter said...

I thought we would be in Houston at the same time and I was looking forward to meeting you there. But, alas, I will be in Houston NEXT weekend...so we have to find another time and place to meet! Glad it was a good show for you--Your work suggested that it should be good for you. Gay

Anonymous said...

I don't see a link to your Etsy web page.

brandon phillips said...

my etsy site isn't up yet, it'll be a week or two. i'll post here as soon as its up.

Linda Starr said...

So good to hear you did so well at the show. I've been worrying about sales due to the economy.

Your pottery looks wonderful and the photography is great in the previous post.