Well, it seems an era since returning from the Royal Cornwall Show - I have to say that I was a tad disappointed with sales. With such a high footfall, I was expecting good results, but alas, they never came. Also, there were 8 (if I remember) glass artists within the marquee, which is a lot of competition. After day one, I decided to reduce my prices (after a very nice man, and fellow glass artist advised) - he informed me that there are alot of glass artists in Cornwall and compeition is very high. Whereas, I have relatively no competition in my area.
The third day proved to be a lot better, but think that the rain drove people in to the marquee and people started spending, yippee.
Anyway, it wasn't all doom and gloom - I was situated next to Jon Cleave, creator of Gully - a series of childrens books. Jon is a talented bloke, as well as being the author, he's illustrator and publisher of his own books, and a real character (he had us in stiches). Not only that, he brought his friend along on Friday - actor Ian McNeice - he plays Bert in Doc Martin. I bought a couple of books from Jon and had them signed by himself and Ian McNeice. Proper job!
Jon Cleave (author) and Ian McNeice (above)
We were camping on site and this was also a family affair - some family members joined us and we had a ball. Although I was busy, I didn't have much time for anything other than work and sleep.
Our new 6 berth tent - loads of room
The view from our pitch - looking down to Padstow
Overall, weather was good, caught up with family, met an author and actor, ate a Cornish pasty (OMG I miss them so much!!) and had a chat with some old friends.
I'm glad to say that my next event is the Portsoy Boat Festival which is only 30 minutes away.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy xx