Wow… what a crazy last few months… I’ve been slowly re-opening the studio after an abrupt stop to everything due to COVID-19 and also trying to deal with the cancellation of every art fair under the sun.
Adapting to COVID-19 has been challenging. In order to create enough space around students, class size will now be limited to 2 students. The capacity limitation also helps with cleanup time. In addition, masks are now required in the studio, and disinfectant is provided for cleaning of equipment. And as common sense dictates, if you are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms, please stay home 🙂
To be honest, I rely quite a bit on deadlines to keep the workflow going. With the elimination of my two big deadlines, the St. Clair Art Fair and the Lexington Art Fair, finding motivation is not easy. I have been able to make things for myself and do a little more experimentation than I usually have time for. Ultimately I find joy in making things that others find beautiful and useful. It’s going to take a bit of reprogramming to get back to “production mode”. Selling pottery online is an option, and I just made a sale from my Etsy store today (YAY!!!). Perhaps this redirection will reveal some new opportunities. We all have to look at it that way, to keep going.
On a very positive note, Le Marché is a new art market opening this fall in Saint Clair! The space has room for 40+ vendors, all to be displayed in individual booths that one can merchandise any way you like. I already have my booth picked out and a preliminary display set up. This is a totally new format for me and i’m excited! The market is looking for more vendors, so click here if you or someone you know might be interested!
Until next time,