Craft Show

Autumn Leaves 2011

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Craft Show, Shows | 4 comments

Highlights from the Autumn Leaves Festival in Mt. Airy, NC: Really beautiful weather Huge attendance Very friendly vendors Being asked if we were from Seagrove Being told that our pottery was prettier than what some one had seen in Asheville The gentleman who purchased our largest bowl (10lb) to serve his Aunt’s potato salad sent us the family recipe Hearing some fantastic live bluegrass music Seeing our booth lit at night – it looked great Listening to people talk about coffee mugs as they chose one from our mug...

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Autumn Leaves

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in A Bit Off Center, Craft Show, Shows | 0 comments

It’s here!  This weekend is the Autumn Leaves Festival in Mt. Airy, NC, a huge 3-day arts and crafts festival that is in it’s 45th year.   And, I am excited that A Bit Off Center is participating this year. We have been attending craft shows since 2008.  And, although we have most of the preparations down pat, there is still a flurry of activity as we get ready.  This week we fired 2 glaze loads to add a few supplemental pots – both of us are a bit nervous about how many pots to bring because this is a long show located several hours from home.  We packed bins and Julie loaded the van (packing is her Super-power); and there are still pots on our shelves.  It is hard to keep track of everything we make when it is out-of-sight. I am looking forward to celebrating autumn, sharing our pots, and seeing other crafts during this festival...

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Mumfest 2011

Posted by on Oct 8, 2011 in Craft Show, Shows, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Highlights from Mumfest: Beautiful weather Lots of attendees New booth layout Free mug huggies Carnie food Friendly neighboring...

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Mum’s the Word

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in A Bit Off Center, Craft Show, Selling Pottery, Shows | 0 comments

A Bit Off Center will be attending MumFest in downtown New Bern  on Saturday, October 8 from  9:30-6:30 and on Sunday, October 9 from 10:30-5.  We are excited to participate in a show close to home and look forward to having great weather and lots of fun. “It is a wondrous thing that long after it has ceased to be necessary, people still want to make pots on the potter’s wheel.  And, luckily for the people who want to make them, there are still people who want to use them.” Clary...

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It’s Show Time!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Craft Show | 0 comments

This Saturday is the first of several craft shows A Bit Off Center will be attending.   Sparkcon is held along Davie and Fayetteville Streets on Saturday, September 17 from  10-6 and on Sunday, September 18 from 11-4. I am looking forward to the day because the craft show is only one part of an event that celebrates the arts.  If you are in the area or looking for something interesting to do, check it out. As a follow up, Lazy Daze was cancelled because Hurricane Irene came for a visit and the show will not be re-scheduled.  However, the coordinators of the event extended an invitation to attend the show next year and will apply this year’s booth fees towards next year.  Yippee!  We don’t have to re-apply and we are already juried in.  That was more than I could have hoped for!...

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Consequences of a Hurricane and a Canceled Show

Posted by on Aug 28, 2011 in About Me, Craft Show, Sous-potter | 1 comment

I didn’t get to see my very good friends who live in Cary. I spent the day reading. My dad had a generator on stand by for me so I could power my wheel even if the electricity went out. Jeff suggested that we hold a HurricanePottery Sale in which ‘everything must go’. My house isn’t any cleaner. I am already packed for the next show! Extra security was required because pottery groupies were rioting in the streets of Cary since Lazy Daze was canceled. Braum got a bath.  (He is not a fan of hurricanes.) The foot paths to my studio and sink area floated away. I have to wait another week for a trip to Trader...

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