Wednesday, March 28, 2012
"At the Vermont Handcrafter Show last November, I sold eight wooden bowls that were larger than 6 inches and more expensive than $50. It would have been a rough show if that's all I had for sale, but I also sold 52 smaller and cheaper bowls along with my tree-ornaments, toaster tongs, and butter spreaders; so those smaller items clearly kept me in the game. I especially enjoy making the salt, spic, and tea-light bowls from small odds and ends of interesting wood around the shop, so I've become a sort-of small-bowls specialist this year. From my comfortable retired perspective, any shop time is good time. I'll talk about making small bowls at Sunday's reception."