I have lots of people to thank. First of all, to all the customers who come to see me every year at this show, your repeat business is dearly appreciated. And even those who don't need more pots, but just want to tell me how much they love their pots, or things like "my sister is impossible to buy gifts for, but she still talks about the vase I bought from you!" Stuff like that really makes me feel good.
And big thanks to fellow potter Michael Cho, who traded with me at the end of the show. His lidded jar is my reward for all the hard work I did this weekend!
And finally, I owe a huge "thank you" to a smart and friendly stranger named Steve, who helped me get safely back to my car on Saturday night when the light rail system broke down. Not a good feeling to be stranded on a dark and eerily quiet Baltimore sidewalk at 11pm, surrounded by strangers, and none of us know why the trains have stopped or if any more are coming. Facing the prospect of walking a couple miles to a more populated place. While carrying the proceeds from two days of pottery selling. I felt like I was wearing a sign that said "rob me, you'll be glad." But happily I made it home in one piece that night, and now the incident is just another memorable story.