I got up at 6 a.m. Saturday, hopped into my loaded truck and headed for Boston's Charlestown neighborhood for the Artist Group of Charlestown's annual Art in the Park show in City Square Park. It was a beautiful and cool September day, quite different from a year ago, when the show was postponed a day because of a day-long Saturday downpour.
This year it was sunny, but cool enough for fleece in the morning. My friend Judy Miller, a Rhode Island painter of wooden bowls and other things of wood, was behind me and the people came out, looking and buying. It was a good show, I sold some pots and made some money, which is always a good thing. And, as always, there were lots of nice people, some of whom buy pots.
I like this show because it's run by artists who like to bring good craftspeople to their town. Most of the organizers also sell their own work at the show, so they care about what it looks like to the buyer and the kind of people who come to sell. And at the end of the one-day show, after we've all packed up, we each get a single drink ticket for the Ironside pub down the street. We retire there with our trucks re-packed and share a beer with friends we only see once or twice a year. A nice thing to do.
Here are some photos of my display and one or two of some 24-ounce ash- and shino-glazed tankards that came out of last week's firing.