Sales for Saturday were about a quarter of Friday's. Most of the other artists I spoke with experienced the same thing. I did have the opportunity to talk to some of the other potters. There were a few there from Seagrove. Without naming names, one potter was telling me how she had sold out of soup mugs and a couple of other items Friday. Then again, her soup mugs were less than $20 and her coffee mugs were a mere $7.
I don't make that kind of functional work, but it got me thinking about the Clay Club meeting last month about pricing. I think it was David Trophia who talked about our reponsibility of educating the customers as to what they are buying. I hope my demonstration was educational as far as the amount of work that goes into a single one of my pieces. We also talked about undercutting other potters by selling too cheap. The $7 mug was worth all of $7. My cheapest item is a $14 heart bowl. I think the price is fair and wouldn't try to sell them any cheaper just in order to sell more.
Although Saturday's sales were slow, I talked to lots of folks who live nearby and want to come by my studio, so I wasn't too disappointed. I expect to see at least a few of those folks in the coming weeks.
The kids started back to school today so I'm cleaning house and sprucing up the gallery before I unload the work. I'm also restocking my work at the Toe River Craft Shop and will be taking some wine bottle coasters to Mountainside Wine in Spruce Pine.