Monday, December 13, 2010
Tampa Tour de Clay
Saturday I went to the Tour de Clay kiln openings in Tampa. I was so surprised to meet a fellow blogger, John Bauman, at the first stop. I had no idea John was one of the guest potters at Glenn Woods and Keith Herbrand's. I recognized John's pottery from reading his blog. We had so much to talk about: writing, blogging, etsy, marketing, and pottery as a profession.
Here are some random photos taken at some of the other stops on the tour. I learned if I spend time taking photos I don't have time to enjoy the pottery or talk to the potters so I limited my photos this time. That's Ira Berhans demonstrating throwing and the next is a shopper at the Rising Sun Pottery kiln at Peter and Joshua Streit's studio.
I decided to open an Etsy store some time ago, but kept putting it off. I seem to have turned into a bit of a procrastinator this past year. After reading recent blog posts about Etsy and talking with Tracey and then John, I vowed to forge ahead. I've set up a few basics to the store, but now need to figure out how to accept payment and put some pieces in the shop for sale. I also need to work on a better banner; I just quickly put up one to fill in the spot. Tips are always appreciated.