My blog has been kinda boring of late. No one is commenting. Time to stir the pot. The good news is the sales at the Hamilton Pottters Spring Sale are up. Ya this could mean a turn around in the economy. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
So does first prize go to the potter that made the most money at the sale? Remember first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado, second prize is a set of steak knives and third prize is you are fired!!!!!!! So for those of you that took your best work to the sale and came home without much money you're fired. Do you feel like failures? Are you saying to your pet rock "No one understands my work!" Do you believe in the bohemian paradox that if it sells it ain't any good. Hmmm this is indeed a conundrum.
I don't display at the sale since I know my sales would most likely be in the bottom 10% so I would be too embarassed to cart it all in and then cart it all back out again. I subsidize my pots with teaching. I love teaching so it is a fair trade off.
That said I am the lucky recipient of all the benefits of membership to the guild. These benefits are mostly provided by monies from those that sell well. I get to do a 12 month paid wood fire mentor ship courtesy of the Hamilton Potters Guild. Thank you to the "Eh" Team! To those of you that made enough money this past weekend to do it for another day, week or month my hat is off to you. To those of you that barely paid expenses buy my book "Stuck in the Mud". It is full of lessons