29 October 2012

A Wonderful Weekend

The first fine misty rain that has since become a hurricane began to fall just as we packed up the last of the exhibitors and sent them on their way last evening. The timing was more than fitting for a flawless weekend in our nation's capitol. Everyone arrived and got themselves situated throughout the day Friday and then returned for the Evening's festivities. There is nothing like the excitement of a 'first'time' event...I was nervous as the day approached but once all of these great potters arrived and seemed to like the set-up, I was ready to enjoy my self. We had a wonderful crowd, some waiting in line to get first dibs! Sales were brisk throughout the week-end and we saw new collectors as well as folks who have been buying pots for along time. There were also plenty of people who saw useful handmade like this for the first time. To tell you the truth, it must have been a bit overwhelming...everyone arrived with a lot of work x 14 potters in an intimate setting! Most of us were able to have a meal together on Saturday night and as always, it's often the highlight of these gatherings to break bread away from the show itself!
Michael Kline
Ryan Greenheck
Bob Briscoe part1
Bob Briscoe part 2
Sam Taylor
Sam Taylor
Mark Shapiro
Mark Shapiro
Matthew Hyleck
Matthew Hyleck
Warren Frederick
Warren Frederick
Catherine White
Catherine White
Trista Chapman
Stacy Snyder
Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish

Bruce Gholson
Bruce Gholson
Bandana Pottery 
Samantha Henneke
We sold many hundred's of pots and met lots of wonderful people. Working with the staff at the Hill Center was a dream. It was a lot of work, and without Beth and Jason, my friends from LibertyTown, we would have been lost. We also had a great contingent from Fredericksburg which I'm really proud of!


June Perry said...

Thanks for taking the time to post the photos of all this wonderful work!

Tracey Broome said...

As June said, thanks so much for posting all these great photos, just drooling over all the amazing pottery,how could anyone decide what to buy!?

Hannah said...

Oh good man! Well done you all. Looks a treat. Not surprised many hundreds of pots sold.
Look forward to chatting to you about it.

Ron said...

Wonder Dan. Glad to hear the weekend was a success. All the pots look amazing and nice job with the consistency of the displays.

Unknown said...

Wow! I'll say it was a beautiful weekend! Wonderful displays and so many gorgeous pots...wish I could have attended. Glad to hear it was such a success :)

Quietly Otaku said...

Love your collection of photos its amazing how different potters work can be!

Scott K Roberts said...

Hi Dan, Hope everyone is O.K. after the storm

Hollis Engley said...

Looks fabulous, Daniel. Do it again.

doug Fitch said...

looks fantastic Dan, well done

gz said...

That is truly a feast of pots!!