Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Trunk Show Debrief
Whew! back from 3 days in New York City where I took a hotel room in mid-town and displayed my wares for show and tell. I had some wonderful visitors. Toshie Otsuka is pictured here helping me set up. Check out her amazing pottery here.
This approach to selling pottery is a bit out of the box. Jewlery and fashion have long been associated with trunk shows. For some reason, potters have not pursued this avenue of selling. If you know anyone who has, let me know! It was easy- a comfortable room, people through the entire time and easy access for New Yorkers. Setting up was a breeze. The bellman unloaded my van and delivered my boxes to the room.
Break down was just a easy. I packed up Sunday night, while watching a movie and finished up Monday morning. I was able to spend some quality time with my favorite retailer, Amy Shaw from Greenjeans. Other friends and clients had a much more relaxing experience than the high anxiety of a show.
I recommend this approach to any artisan. It might be an interesting idea to group artisans in a block of rooms and share mailing lists to get more traffic. That has been done in the past with some success also. Glad to have done it. I will definately do it again!