5.14.2007

Monday



Just got back from teaching my beginning class. I've got a good small group of beginners so the class has been very layed back and enjoyable to teach. My friend Julie , who teaches with me and is in the Circle of Eight with me, just got back from helping out a huge pottery sale put on by The Minnesota Potters. Linda Christensen is one of the potters in this group and of course I would love to have been in Julie's shoes and been able to visit with her. Julie was lucky enough to be asked to help by Suzi Lindsey, who she has become good friends with and is a guest potter at the sale. I think this group had a great idea of asking others potters around the country to do there sale with them. It shows such a great example of community and also maybe sets a trend for craft people to not have to rely on the ACC or Rosen show to sell there work. Those venues cost so much for a crafts person that it seems almost impossible to make a really good amount of money for it to count. Of course those sales are more about getting your work in galleries I think other than selling to the public ( but I could be wrong). The great thing about doing home sales is that you get to meet your customers and have time to visit with them. The more I do show the more I enjoy this which surprises me because I am not a sales person at all. Anyways, back to Julie, she brought back some great looking pots and I even snuck her a little bit of money to get me a Kurt Lyttle piece which I can't wait to see.

As for Jennifer Mecca pottery this week, I most likely won't get back up and throwing until Wednesday night. Tomorrow I have to clean and re-price and pack pots for the sale at Clayworks this weekend and I have my last book club of the year that I need to go to. This weekend I'll be able to start a new on stuff for my favorite show all year round, Larkspur garden show in Raleigh Nc. I'll talk more about this show in some future posts.


(Ps.Once again my Tec guy refreshed my memory on linking the names of things to sites, so you can check out this things I've spoken about. Have a good beginning of week!) Also the first pot shown is by Kurt and the second is by Linda.

7 comments:

JUDI TAVILL said...

jen, not to be annoyingly repetitive... but when will you be in nyc?

JUDI TAVILL said...

I'm responding here so you see it????? Have a great time.... I'm about a 35 minute ferry ride out of the city... and I just figured I'd invite you out but you probably do want to stay in the city... However the ferry(passenger only- not like staten island) is very nice and you will pass the statue of liberty etc... and we are walking distance to the beach.... so:)...
are you going to see a show or want any dinner recommendations???

Joey said...

Yes Judi - both of the above - any suggestions??

JUDI TAVILL said...

JOEY(and Jen of course)ok.... lemee think... Spamalot was histerical and awesome.... Spring awakening is supposed to be great... and avenue Q.... we saw the ALTAR BOYS off broadway.... good and funny....avenue q, wicked and chicago are all supposed to be great... my friend takes us to a lot of offbeat stuff.... so...see what you can get(good)seats to...dinner depends on price point...what area are you staing in?Orso is right in the theatre district and great-sat at a table next to there... Asia de Cuba- awesome, Vong(french/asian) really awesome...more casual- Mama Mexico- they make the guac at the table....Bobby Flay's BarAmerican and Mesa Grill are great...hmmm so many- BUddakahN supposed to be amazing...Blue fin- good seafood- check out www.timeout.com/newyork always helpful... anything i can halp with i am happy to!

Joey said...

Thanks for the inside info. Some of these were on my list. I was thinking of doing ethnic one night and contemporary the next. I would LOVE to go to Buddakhan but it is a ways from where we are staying - I might try to get some reservations anyway - but don't know how easy it is. Vone may be within walking distance if not. Havana de Cuba is on my Gourmet mags list of top 50 restuarants in the country. Some others I was interested in were Metrazur, Red Cat, riingo, Craft. I mean, it is clearly a case of too many places and not enough time. As for shows, Wicked would be great, but we're gonna take what we can get day of the show, so we're liable to end up with somthing more obscure.

JUDI TAVILL said...

Joey(and Jen Of course) Craft is a great Steak house but contemporary... VONG is awesome...Obscure stuff tends be more interesting anyway.... either way have a great time...

Jen Mecca said...

Judi
Thanks for giving Joey all those names. I think he made a reservation this evening at one you spoke of.

So where is it that you do live that is so close to the city?