and so on this winter solstice day, I want to say a very deeply felt THANK YOU to everyone who pops in here and checks out what’s been going on at the Pottery! The thought that the days will now start to lengthen is a good one, altho I realise that in many ways we haven’t even begun to experience those deep, dark winter moments!
It has been a very good year, personally and at the Pottery. We took part in the Artisan Trail map, produced by Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, this was very successful. As anyone who has ventured up the Big Hill can attest to, we are off the beaten track for sure, and this map was tremendously important and helpful in bringing customers to our studio.
Every Wednesday, from the beginning of June until the end of October (plus a Christmas market in December) found us setting up our tables at the Baddeck Farmer’s Market which was not only fun but very successful. Thank you to all the folks who organized this weekly event! And thanks also to all the wonderful regulars who showed up and spent their time (and money!) visiting us!
The Christmas show, Holiday Spirits, put on by the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, in Sydney was another wonderful event.
Not only was it well attended, looked fabulous – but was organized well and I certainly felt very well taken care of by the staff….A Huge Thank you to them!!! Sales were great (up 25% from 2010), and I always enjoy meeting customers and getting to know the other artists.
Now with only a few days let of 2011, I want to take this opportunity to send my wishes to everyone for a joyful and cheery holiday season….wishing everyone peace, love and contentment for 2012.
and finally, one of my favorite quotes….”BE BRAVE, STAY CALM, WATCH FOR THE SIGNS” (thanks to Dead Dog Cafe for that one!!)