Take A Hike
Recently finished up the little summer tour here in western North Carolina. After 3 “craft shows” on three straight weekends, plus a kiln firing somewhere in the middle, it was finally time to take a break. Joy and I snuck away for a quick trip into the surrounding backcountry. I am often reminded of what we take for granted right before our eyes, in this case the beautiful landscapes I live amongst. A quick trip down a country road, a few miles trek along the Appalachian Trail, and we found some beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. After dinner with a sunset view Joy snapped this shot of some of the wildlife. A rare species we guess must be the mountain hermit.
All in all the retail shows could have been worse. The attendance and sales were pretty slow, but between the three I came away with a little profit. Enough to carry on until the next show anyway. When the sales are slow I try to remind myself of the tales I’ve heard of the many potters who have gone before me. It helps a little to know I am not the first one struggling to find a market for “brown” pots out on the streets.