Beth Donovan on thu 12 oct 00
Hi, Peggy, and everyone else,
You have a good point to make, in that the costs for a potter to apply to
one of these shows is very high. As a beginning potter, who might feel
confident enough in another 5 years or so to attempt something like that, I
agree with you. As a beginning potter with gray hair and a lumpy waistline,
I found your comments about gray haired folk pretty darn offensive.
In business, I have found that short, pointed letters can make a tremendous
impact. Leave out the insults to those of us too old to be creative (that
is certainly the impression you give) and expand upon the emerging artist -
no matter the age. Not everyone blooms at 21!
Someday, in your dotage, you too might want to develop a second career!
(Even though I'm just at the part time, I'm saving for retirement, hobby
level, it would be nice to someday be good enough to sell a pot!)
Take care and be gentle to us all!
Leavenworth, Kansas (More than just a prison town)