On Feberuary 1st, the Hawaii Craftsmen held their second annual FORMable Feast at the Pacific Club in downtown Honolulu. Members of the Hawaii Craftsmen were encouraged to submit work for sale at the event, up to 3 pieces. Members of the Pacific Club were encouraged to attend. Tickets were sold for the meal, raffle tickets were sold for a wooden sculptural piece that had been donated by one of the artists, and pieces were available for sale in an area next to the dining room. The night was a great success and raised around $19,000 for the Hawaii Craftsmen. I had 3 pots in the sale and sold 2. 50% of my profits went to the Hawaii Craftsmen. I was able to make great contacts with fellow artists and members of the club who are collectors of fine crafts. For me the most important part of any sale is making contact with people who might be interested in my work. I'm developing a data base of contacts, and I let them know when new sales are coming up. When they come to sales I recommend, I'll show them around and introduce them to other artists. Often they'll end up buying someone else's piece and not mine. That's okay with me. Below you'll find a few pictures I took before the sale started while the artists were talking with each other and taking a look around.
I began potting in January of 2012. Because I'm so new to potting, I think I understand the challenges of beginning potters and hope this blog will be encouraging to them and a source of helpful information and comment. I hope you'll join the conversation!