Much admiration happened yesterday but, sadly, not one pot left the booth. I hate to generalize but the demographics just aren't conducive to pottery sales at the farmer's market in Beverly Hills.
- 17 folks came by barely walking with canes
- 18 folks in wheelchairs wheeled by
- 3 folks with dogs in baby carriages wheeled by
- 4 folks with dogs walked by
- 3 folks with oxygen came by
- 10 folks under 70 sauntered by
- 2 folks with grandchildren came by
Two retired art teachers came by the booth and spent time looking at all my work and said it needed to be in galleries in locations other than this county and probably in other states where folks appreciate and can afford hand made work. I take very reasonably priced pieces to this market because of the income level of the people in attendance. One guy over 70 wants to take one on one classes. And then there was a woman who insisted the molds I used must have very costly and intricate. No matter what, she couldn't be convinced my pottery is made by hand one at a time. One woman who bought pots from me last market day wants another one in a green color.
Since the market is on Friday, no one who works is able to attend. Since it's hot most folks stay home. A very elderly population on a limited income generally do not buy pots. They even said so, many times over. They said my work was well made and beautiful but they don't need or can't afford anything. Meanwhile the birds, squirrels, and possibly the turtles are enjoying the jelly palm fruit which has produced great masses of fruit this summer. The post about galleries coming up soon. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.