Regardless, I'd be curious to hear how the rest of you around the
country are doing...
Well, most of my Christmas season the last four years has been the
One of a Kind show here in Chicago, and this year I pretty much just
covered my show expenses (which means I actually lost money, of
course). Like you, I had the types of pieces I had reason to expect
to sell, many at the same prices as last year.
I did get word that my second teapot, which many of you saw on my
blog a while back, was sold at Mobilia, so that helps. Both teapots,
by the way, are in 500 Metal Vessels, as are pieces by Nanz &
Hratch, and probably other Orchidians-- I just got a copy yesterday.
A very handsome book, like all the 500 series.
I have “diversified” much more the last couple years, doing much
more writing and teaching, fewer shows. It’s kind of like buying
gold to hedge your stocks. As the economy goes down, more people
seem to want to learn to make their own stuff, so teaching is more
in demand. Unfortnately, I am not the only one to notice this, and
applications to teach have soared, so I’ve been offered fewer
classes for next year… Just when I thought I’d found a good