Two weeks ago I had a booth at an art and wine fair near where I live. It wasn't a big thing; one day, 30 - 40 vendors, but I figured it would be a good avenue to get my stuff out locally. I was wrong. During that 6 hour art and wine fair I sold exactly...wait for it...nothing. I did not sell a single piece. Now I have had bad fairs before, but I have always sold something, even if it was to other vendors. Selling nothing was a first for me. I think the biggest problem was that it was an art and wine fair. 97.4% of people were there to listen to music and drink as many free wine samples as possible, not buy stuff. Oh well; now I know.
Last weekend I was at a fall festival in Missouri and that went a bit better. I didn't sell quite as much as I sold there last year, but it was a slow year for the festial all around. And now I am getting ready for a couple more fairs coming up in November and December. These are bigger shows (I think) and are closer to the Christmas season, so I have somewhat higher hopes for them.
Here are a few more shots of the stuff that came out of the last kiln.
|Salt Jar (NaCl stamped on the lid)|
|Bunny mug There is a carrot on the other side.|
|Salt & Pepper Shakers Possibly my favorite color combination.|
|Cloud Mug Not really fond of the color, but I dig the design.|