I love the new year. It's a time to reflect on past year - some goals you achieved, others were failures, and hopefully there are ones you totally knocked out of the park. It's also a time to reset those goals and make new ones as well.
1. This website: It was a success and a semi fail. I need to get on more of a schedule of posting regularly and I need to figure out how to sell my pottery from here. Part of the problem is my ADHD. I get soooo easily distracted and I need to set a time to do this and just DO IT!! Square Space has a new format so maybe it will be easier for me to set up an online store. Or maybe not. I wasn't very organized with the orders I took this year - need to work that one out too.
2. The barn: Also a partial fail. I have the thing up but still need to work on the interior and get it ready for classes. The next step is to get the electrician back out and then I can put up some insulation and drywall. I'm so close.... Everyone is excited about getting back to classes.
3. Shows: 2014 was a year of change. It was the first year I was accepted into Summer Fair. Hopefully I will be able to do that again this year to learn from mistakes. I need TONS more inventory for a show like that. this was also the first year I got to experience the urban shows like City Flea and Art off Pike. I enjoyed these type of shows the most. I loved the funky vibe that was created. There was such a huge variety of patrons and people watching there was the bomb. I'd like to get into the Crafty Supermarket this spring as well as Art off Vine. As always, I need to do better shows, less often but that is easier said than done.
4. New inventory: I have all kinds of ideas floating around in my head that I need to get out this month if I want to include them in my applications. I really want to focus on the Cincinnati images and include 3 different themes - recognizable icons, things that are no more and nostalgic nerdiness.
5. Glazes: Last year I focused on a handful of glazes and I think that helped with the production. I want to stay with that theory. I am going to a class at Cornell Studio Supply in Dayton that is being taught by John Britt. I'm pretty excited about it because he is one of the gurus of glaze development.