The Handmade Market Makes for a Busy Week

by - November 03, 2009

If you don't follow, then you may have missed that I am selling my wares at The Handmade Market this Saturday in downtown Raleigh. Joe and I did a glaze firing this past weekend, and I am finally up to my goal of having 40-50 pieces for the show. I have no idea what to expect with respect to sales this time, but I think it will be a lot of fun to simply be in that environment and be inspired by all the other artists and crafters.

During a time when I should have been ramping up production, pottery has actually taken a back seat to my class as I don't feel right spending time at the wheel while my students wait for me to grade their work. The grading is taking a long time for this course because I like to give credit for honorable attempts which requires spending more time carefully reviewing their work. Having a toddler that tries to shut my laptop and yells when I sit down to work slows the process down even more. So while I have enough for this show, I'm behind on Christmas presents and the possibility of doing another show in a month. This is one of those balancing acts I have yet to accomplish.

Yesterday I submitted an online form to get a sales and use tax account number, so now I will be selling legitimately, and also having to deal with making a lot more change when cash is involved. Today while Scooby is at MMO, I'm going to run some errands to get business cards, a receipt pad, some fabric for the table and box stands, twine and maybe clasps for the pendants, small bills and change for the cash box, and stop by NCSU to turn in  my time sheet.

Anyhow, I hope to see some of you on Saturday. There will be a lot of great stuff to browse!

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  1. Oh my, that is some to-do list! I hope you get it all accomplished! I also wish you luck at the show.. I'm sure you'll have a load of fun!

  2. Hooray! I can't wait. You rock :-)

  3. I'm so excited! If you're going to be selling your products online let me know and I will add an ad on my new site for you!

  4. wish i could be there this weekend but the husbeau's birthday outing to the zoo will be on the agenda that day. i keep being out of town when they have the HMM lately.

    at any rate, i can't wait to see you wares. hope all goes well on saturday.

    and big kudos to you for being legit about your sales! (i see what happens sometimes to people who don't. litigation ain't pretty, yo.)

  5. Why oh why oh why oh WHY am I so often out of town when HMM happens??

    Hope you sell lots & lots! The tiled tray I bought a couple of Christmases ago that you made is still one of my favorite things. (Not exactly pottery, but still.)



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