Welcome to the non-lurking side. Nice to have you here!
Your post is very thoughtfully organized and well-written, and that bodes well for what you're trying to do.
I agree with everything bciske said. Especially that you need to give yourself more time than next August to figure this out. Even if you can net $10K by then, that is not relevant for the long-term. It doesn't indicate whether you can sustain those sales, or sustain the physical grind of full-time pottery (both the pot-making and the shows). Plan to keep the other job for 5 to 10 more years. Possibly you can switch that to a part-time job, or a work-at-home job, along the way as part of a gradual shift.
I say 5 to 10 more years because your work is not "full-time living" quality yet. If you have been throwing for one year, it shows a great deal of natural ability and promise. But still it needs a lot more development. And I've seen those glazes all over the place.
Tweaking your booth setup: All I see is the light tablecloth in the middle. The dark pots on dark shelves disappear, especially because they are not facing the front of the booth. I would rearrange the layout so some of the shelving is facing the front of the booth. Make the table in the middle less prominent. You can have dark pots on dark shelves with proper lighting. You'll need lights for some of the better quality shows.
The Trimline is technically a better tent than the Light Dome, but only if you can handle the weight. The Light Dome requires much less effort. This is important if you're doing lots of shows. However, if you've grossed $3-$4K this year, and just bought a new kiln, this is not the right time drop $1000 on the tent. There are plenty of pop-ups at good-quality shows, make do until you can easily afford a nicer tent.
Apparently it's very trendy for restaurants to use tableware that looks rustic and handmade, but they have no interest in paying for handmade. We've had some discussions about this idea on this forum, it doesn't appear to be a viable idea.
$36K net per year is a doable benchmark, but again not until you've had 5 to 10 years more of development.
A pottery career is not a sprint. It's not even a marathon. It is an uphill hike that doesn't end. If you're in a hurry to get there, then it might not be the right choice for you.