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In Topic: Dressing Up The Display

21 April 2015 - 02:03 PM

That is a 10x10 ft booth, which is what most of my shows require. But I can also make smaller arrangements of my display when needed.

In Topic: Does Moving In Social Media Circles Support Your Clay Career?

21 April 2015 - 11:14 AM

I enjoy the social media activities I'm involved in (this forum, blog, facebook) however I think the importance to my career as a potter is marginal at best. Most of my social media contacts are too far away to attend any of my shows, which are all within my region. "Likes" are not sales. If I have made any sales from social media, the volume is very small. Shipping out a long-distance order is a big waste of time and packing materials, compared to the volume and efficiency of selling at art festivals and home shows. And social media can really drain your time. A pottery business needs to be efficient with time. So although I find social media to be "fun" I try to limit the amount of time I spend on it.

There are "social media superstars" who do an effective job of driving eyeballs to their online stores. I'm not poo-pooing that approach for those who are happy with it. For me, I can't see how the amount of time spent online, plus the amount of time spent packing/shipping wouldn't put serious cramps on production. These days I sell every pot I make, therefore anything that would lower production would be a costly mistake.

(The reason I have time to write a long post today is because I'm sitting in an waiting room while my van has one of its tires patched.)

In Topic: Dressing Up The Display

20 April 2015 - 09:24 PM

Chantay (and anyone else interested),


Here's a photo of the back side of my display tables, to show how I pin the tablecloths to create boxed sides. It only takes two pins. Easy peasy. When I am outdoors in a windy situation, I will use a few more pins to keeps things from shifting around.

In Topic: Some Restrictions On Posting To Stop Spam?

15 April 2015 - 08:13 AM

The amount of spam we've been getting lately is steady with what we normally get. Most spam arrives during hours when most of the US is asleep, so if you visiting during the overnight hours you will see more than most people. As soon as a moderator arrives every morning, the spam gets zapped. The best way to handle it is to use the Report button.

I do like Arnold's idea that the first one or two posts from a new user should be held until approved by a moderator.

In Topic: Dressing Up The Display

13 April 2015 - 08:00 AM

mea, was this your setup at Baltimore?  it is SIMPLE-ee amazing.

Thank you! Yes this from ACC Baltimore two years ago, but I'm still using the same setup today.