A consequence of making pottery is having an abundance of pots. Initially, friends and family are the depositories for the surplus. But, then even they can become inundated with mugs and bowls. The next step is to sell them.
Julie and I started selling our pottery by sharing a booth at a small, local craft show. It was a huge step for me because I felt very exposed. It is hard to watch some one look at my work, the work whose flaws and imperfections that I am very familiar with, and choose not to buy it – it is rejection. But, I have also found it very satisfying to watch some one enthusiastically connect with a pot I made and then buy it. There is no way around it, people look over our pots and many choose not to buy them but many do buy.