Monday, March 24, 2008
Been a while since the Austin craft fair, but still worth a brief report.
Crowdwise, it was a bust. There wasn't enough traffic to generate sales. As a result, I only sold $22 worth of merchandise that day.
However, it was certainly a worthwhile experience in thinking through the "how" in the process. Happily, the owner of the studio in which I work lent me most of the equipment for the sale: tables, canopy, folding chairs, bungees, clips, etc. I added the tablecloths, cubes for display levels, colored napkins, and, of course, the ceramics. But I had no weights to anchor the canopy, and it was a briskly breezy day. So, Avi and I placed our chairs on either side and bungeed ourselves to the support poles. Ingenuity saved the day.
I met another ceramic artist from Austin who is also an etsy seller: Tina Lewis (tinalewis.etsy.com).
Would I do it again? Probably not on my own. But I'm looking forward to showing at the King William Fair here in San Antonio at the tail end of Fiesta. I'm also going to host a Pottery Party at my house in mid-June. So, we'll see what happens. Wish me luck!
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