Done with Fairs

It has been a busy, sometimes exhausting, sometimes fun, month for me attending three different craft fairs on three subsequent weekends. The first one required driving six hours in a packed car, and three days in a big city. The others were more local and actually a lot more successful. You learn a lot about people sitting in a booth for seven days: people love to touch things, people love buying something from people they know, people are, in general, hesitant about glass because of its perception as fragile, and most people who say they’ll be back don’t come back. It is a real adventure in retail and I so much prefer being in my studio, but it is a great way to get your artwork in front of people during a time of year when they are more inclined to buy art.