This will be my first show ever since I started playing with clay. Although it is a group show with a lot of other artists (pottery, photography, jewelry making, glass, painting, etc.), I still think it will be a valuable experience for me.
Up until this point, I've only given away pieces I make to friends and family. Friends have offered to pay for pieces before but I thought it would be frivolous to take their money. At the beginning of this year, I came up with a new policy -- if you pick a piece that I've already made, it's yours for free. If you ask me to make a specific piece, then I would charge. I think being asked to make a specific piece puts some pressure on the maker. Also, there's the prototyping of various forms and glaze combination to see what pleases the requestor so I didn't think it was ridiculous to request some sort of payment. Anyway, this will be my first opportunity to sell the stuff I make in an official setting.
The show will be on October 9 and 10 at the LillStreet Gallery. That's all I know for now -- we're suppose to have a meeting soon so that we have other information -- like how many pieces we can each show, when we are expected to be there on the show days, etc. etc.
So, yeah, I am excited and I will send out more information when I have them -- yes, I am expecting your support. So, please come to the show if you can. I am sure I'll post photos.