Cricket came home last night from pottery class (lessons are at the studio where the gallery is) and said that a woman who came to the show on Saturday stopped back last night to buy the small casserole dish (if it hadn't already been sold).
What a success the show was. I didn't keep track of the number of people that came through; the crowd was mostly made up of friends, tho a few people who saw a note in the local paper's calendar section stopped in to check it out.
I asked any of my friends who purchased pieces to leave them for the duration of Saturday's show so that those who came late could see my work. We marked the bottom of anything that was sold with a sticker. At one point, a guest complained that everything she picked up and looked at was already sold. To ease this frustration, Cricket ran around and put stickers on the rim of everything that was sold - it wasn't until then that I realized just how many pieces had sold and it actually caused some of the folks that had been hanging with us for the day to grab the pieces they wanted. A neighbor walked around with a bowl under one arm and a vase under the other.
Francine, my pottery teacher, was there and it was a special satisfaction to have her see and compliment the show.
-You know what this means, she said to me.
-Now you have to make more!
We laughed. (I actually do have half a dozen stoneware bowls in the works already.)
I couldn't have done it without Cricket who worked so very hard all day!
Here are some pictures:
the three free standing shelves that I filled comprised "the show"
there are also some shots of groups of the pieces
one funny thing to remember is that everything is glazed in the same glaze