Sunday, December 18, 2011
Did you think this was going to be a stock market report? Sorry, this is my farmers market report. Saturday at the market I was sandwiched between a church cookbook fund raiser and a children's camp fundraiser. Despite the distraction of those much too aggressive sales booths on either side, my sales were brisk. Folks raved about my work and bought lots of pendants, bowls, serving platters, and even one of my Easter Island inspired sculptures. Although no one purchased a wall tile they've been really well received. Several people will be opening commercial offices and are considering my wall tiles. In order to have enough work for the next market I got right back to work and started with some more leaf pendants.
I added some silk flowers to a couple of vases and this added height and brightness to my display. Although I'm normally not a fan of artificial flowers, I noticed the public were drawn into the booth by the bright color of the silk flowers. I am wondering how to keep the wrinkles out of the table cloths. Polyester doesn't wrinkle much but these natural linen look cloths tend to wrinkle more. Perhaps if I take them out of the dryer and roll them directly on a cardboard form? I dispensed with the rotating stand for the wall tiles and just interspersed a few of them on the table. I need to purchase a few more of the easels but the wall tiles are a bit heavy for the easels and in a strong wind they might blow over. I'll have to think about a better way to display them. I've seen a couple of potters have wood plate display racks, but that adds more weight to carry. Thanks for reading, comments and suggestions are most welcome.