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.