February 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

It’s safe to say that I was a little nervous going into Reetsweet’s Valentine’s Fair on Saturday. As it was the first event of the year, it was good to blow away some cobwebs.

The Corn Exchange, in Leeds, is a stunning venue and a fabulous setting for a craft fair.

Sales are important, obviously, but on Saturday it was the conversations I had with the visitors and watching the way they engaged with my pots, which was more valuable.

I’m not sure that people have very much experience of simple, functional handmade pottery, so I enjoyed the delight people had in touching, stroking, handling the pots. I am convinced that the world is experienced essentially through the fingertips. It was the matte glazes that most drew the attention – I’m not sure that ‘gloss’ exists in the natural world, except after the rain has fallen.

Thank you to Zinc White for being such good company.

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