I received a letter yesterday stating that Rio will not be hosting
their Catalog-In-Motion® in Tucson next year. Let me preface this
by saying that I’m sure that it costs big bucks to put on that
exhibit. I have to say this saddens me a great deal. When I was new
to the jewelry- making world this was a huge help.
I met Lee Marshall who demonstrated the joys of the Bonny Doone
press, Tim McCreight, who’s rendering book has assisted me in
securing many private clients, and Blaine Lewis’ "Classroom In a Box"
has helped my stone-setting skills, just to name a few. These are
just a few of the people I met there. Although I haven’t been able to
get to Tucson in the last few years, the C-I-M was always the
highlight of my trip there.
Like I’ve said, I understand the economics of putting on a show like
this and it makes good financial sense to do demos, etc. via the
internet. This just makes me sad and I wanted to voice that.