Friday, 29 June 2012

Earth and Fire

 Here is my stall at Earth and Fire in Rufford.. I think I am not putting enough thought into the way I display my work on the stall. The weather was quite challenging so I think that affected me as I was aware that with all the wind we were going to have to pack most of it down every night. ( The clothes also got very wet and quite muddy on the front of the stall).
Even so I think it needs more careful thought.
 I took a photo of the two seperate sides as I thought that the right hand side made a much better display than the left. Certainly I need to display my prices differently!
 Below are pictures of David Wright's stand which I thought worked really well. Not too cluttered. Clean lines to show off his work to good advantage.
I've also put pictures of Akiko Hirai's stand, Paul Young's, and Ruthanne Tudball's. I like all their work but I also thought their displays worked well. Of course it's difficult to know how much the display affects sales but I want to make the experience of coming to a festival interesting and enjoyable for the public.Even if people don't buy my work I want them to have enjoyed the experience of seeing hand made pottery. ( Infact I had reasonably good sales).
One of the good things about doing the festivals is meeting some interesting people and hearing about their interests and lives. It's also stimulating to meet the other potters particularly as most of us work on our own. Although I like working on my own it's good to get out now and again!


  1. Stall looks grand to me Margaret... maybe just a few raised pots on table to left? I like its vibe though and nice to see a piece of art that ties it all together. Glad to hear sales were reasonable too. Paul's pots looked tasty too... i would have wished i was there, but i think the weather was better down here!! (thanks for sharing some pics though)

  2. I like your display - I like the dresser top and how you have lots of items at the front (easy to see for the short sighted like me). The art is great with the pots. Could you hang plates?
    Lovely work.