Lois Ruben Aronow on sat 24 nov 01
I tried looking this up in the archives, but found very little.
The craft show entry season is upon us, and I'm planning on entering
several this year. I usually sell out of my home or studio, and have
thus far been very successful. I have some great slides of my work,
but no booth slides.
Is it ok to "fake" a booth shot? I could set up some sort of display
in my studio, but it would not be the actual display, and obviously
not taken at a craft show. Any suggestions? I was thinking of taking
slides of my setup during my open studio sale next month and hoping
for the best. Is this acceptable? Also, in the archives, alot of
people have mentioned they purchased - and I quote - "ladder things"
for breakdown shelving. What the heck is a ladder thing, if not a
I don't want to spend money on a booth as yet, as I might not even get
into the shows. But not having a booth shot may disqualify me anyhow,
no? What a double edged sword.
Hope everyone had a happy, healthy thanksgiving. Here's to a good
holiday season for all.
Cindy Strnad on sat 24 nov 01
I think the nice people just want to know what
your booth is going to look like. So give them the
best idea you can.
Earthen Vessels Pottery
RR 1, Box 51
Custer, SD 57730
OWLPOTTER@AOL.COM on sat 24 nov 01
You're right, not having a booth shot will disqualify you from most shows
You could arrange a booth-type set up and "fake" a booth shot, but perhaps
you could borrow a set-up from someone who does shows and use it to take your
For certain, though, I wouldn't bother sending in my application without a
As for those "ladder thingys" I think they are describing two ladders hinged
together so that they are free standing when opened to 45 degrees. Then all
you need are shelves that fit on the rungs to connect one set up ladders to
the other. Very easy to set up alone. I used four of these "hinged sets" as
the basis of my disply at shows for years and years.
-Carolynn Palmer, Somerset Center, Michigan
vince pitelka on sat 24 nov 01
> Is it ok to "fake" a booth shot? I could set up some sort of display
> in my studio, but it would not be the actual display, and obviously
> not taken at a craft show. Any suggestions? I was thinking of taking
> slides of my setup during my open studio sale next month and hoping
> for the best. Is this acceptable?
As long as the mock booth, or the setup in your open studio sale is fairly
true to the booth you plan to have at the craft show, then this is perfectly
Best wishes -
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John Baymore on sun 25 nov 01
The "ladder thingies" that poeple mention might be the commercial booth
display units that you see in ads in "The Crafts Report". "Crafts Report=
has a website....and you can find subscription info there. The address i=
Craftsreport.com. You might email them to see if they can tell you the
name of the manufacturer of those things... I can't remember right now. =
River Bend Pottery
22 Riverbend Way
Wilton, NH 03086 USA
"Earth, Water, and Fire Noborigama Woodfiring Workshop 2002 Dates TBA"=