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Mugshot Monday

Here's another very simple but pretty mug. I posted a similar one a few weeks ago, this is just a different shape. It's still Standards Brown Speck clay and Stan's White glaze fired to cone 6 in oxidation.

To me, it is just simplicity. I could hold this mug and enjoy a nice, warm cup of coffee while relaxing in the morning. Years ago I used to read a newspaper while having my morning coffee. Now I'm a little more tree friendly so I get my news from NPR and on-line but this cup brings me back to Sunday mornings with the New York Times.

Where can you find some simplicity in your life?


Water Proof An E-Z Up Show Tent

This Saturday is the East Atlanta Strut.  It'll be my first show this fall and I'm really looking forward to doing it.  It's close to home, like one mile from my house, so I get to hang out in the village with friends and the customers are great.  I see lots of new and repeat customers which is always nice.  It was my favorite rainy show last year also.  Of course, because of the rain I just stayed in my tent all day, a couple friends brought me beer so I was happy.  Then about four o'clock the rain stopped and people ran out and shopped.  They were literally buying stuff as I was packing up the bins to go home because it was getting too dark to see.  It was great.

Art Show Booth for Pottery by Lori Buff
Pottery Booth

I've been thankful for the protection that this E-Z Up tent has given me.  It has kept me shaded on hot days and dry in crazy downpours.  Now I wonder if the tent might need some water proofing added to  help make sure that it keeps me dry.  I did some on-line research and found a lot of information about water proofing camping tents but nothing on the show tents which may or may not be different.

This leads me to ask you who read this blog if you've had any experience with water proofing your booth.  Write to me in the comments, on Facebook, or send me an email.  I'll bet some other artists would love to know your experience.

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  1. I have not had a rainy show but there is always the future. Love your shelves, they are great, what are the back drops behind the ones in the background? Bamboo ?

  2. My rain and shows strategy has become do NOT do any shows where you can rained on (inside or under a circus tent has become my philosophy). Sorry I can't help!

    1. That's a great idea Gary, but Atlanta usually has such beautiful weather in the spring and fall that if I did that I'd only have a couple of shows a year. I can't live on that.

  3. I have a friend that also uses bamboo shades, they are a nice touch. I don't know anything about waterproofing an easy but I can't think that it's much different than any other tent. I do know that ours needs a good scrubbing.

    1. Hi Michèle, it was while doing some cleaning on mine that I thought about the water proofing. It really needs a good scrubbing too.

  4. Crazy suggestion, call the manufacturer,

    1. Hi Dennis, thanks for commenting and welcome to the blog. I thought about calling them, or even emailing them but I thought I'd try starting a discussion with people who could give me real life experiences also.


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