Thursday, July 15, 2010

Today's review



Well, today was the first day of the Craft Fair of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. I set up the show yesterday. It took roughly five hours to unload and set up the booth. This time I requested a corner booth. The regular 10' X 10' booth always felt too cramped. Man, I'm glad I did. This new set up with to entrances is awesome and so much more inviting.


I also requested black drapes, provided by the guild/convention center. There's no extra charge for this, just planning. The hanging panels are IKEA curtains that I've altered. The cabinets are also IKEA that I've altered. I added under cabinet lighting and casters to them. I get comments from other potters about having those platters too low to the ground. I have fit 16 platters in those cabinets. They are either on display there or not at all. I chose to display them. I sold two out of there today. The pedestals are collapsible pedestals from easypedestal.com. Lighting is very important, and boy do I have it. Spots, floods.....I'm talking some wattage, baby. I did realize that I need a bigger rug for the next show I do here. My rug is made for a booth with a single entrance. 



My first sale of the day was that huge pot in the corner of the booth. It was a great way to start the show. I'm shipping it to Houston, Texas on Monday. So three more days of being "on." If you're in the area, come by and visit. Alrighty, back to the Sweetwater 420.

5 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

Kyle, your booth is really beautiful. I used to be a designer for trade shows in the furniture market and I know how hard it is to get these booths right! I really like the platters down low, adds a bit of surprise, you don't expect to see platters displayed like that. congrats on the sales, nice to know that pots do sell out there right now what with the planet blowing up and all :)

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

Your booth looks so nice! Congrats on the big sale. Hope the rest of the show is as good.

Patricia Griffin said...

I don't know that I've ever seen a better looking booth. Outstanding. (The pots are nice too...:)

Dennis Allen said...

Beautiful booth.Gorgeous pots.

Anonymous said...

Love the booth, Dude.
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