This weekend was literally a new era for me and my pottery business. It was the first art fair I've participated in since having a year and a half off over the pandemic. I am laser focused setting up a booth - packing, unpacking, ironing linens, assembling shelves, and lastly the fun part - getting out all my pottery and displaying and arranging it. I love to meet all my fans and get to know them, but it is also a nice time sit with my work and pause a moment. How am I doing? Does this mug shape work with this bowl shape? Do my items look like they belong together? Are my prices fair? I ask questions and write notes down and get ready for all the things I will do the same or do differently. I make lists of items I am out of. And I try to talk to other artists and learn from them.
Discover secrets and insight into the pottery process in this blog brought to you by potter Amy Hafemann of Saukville, Wisconsin.