I'm hurt jim...I thought you liked my klunkery pitchers....
My town is full of galleries that are full of high/overpriced "Art". If the visitors here want that kind of "Art"...Art that has no reflection on the area that wasn't made by local artists and has no foundation here other than it's snooty enough for the rich folks with second/third/fourth/fifth vacation homes to "la ti da" and fawn over and spend tooo much on...there's certainly no shortage of that kinda "Art" glitz here. yawn. stretch.
Dunno about the folks you know, but nobody I know (working stiffs) buys unusable items such as these...and certainly not for the prices asked in this area. (Vail) The folks buying this stuff are the folks who come here for opera or "symphoney" so they can bring their tux and have their Lambi they keep parked in the garage 51 weeks out of the year valet parked...
Everyone else...the real people...are hiking and biking and sweating looking for items they can take home from the area at a reasonable price as memorabilia that they can actually do something with other than dust. They also abhor the Chinese made crap sold in the TTT's. (Typical Tourist Trap). Those are the folks I am targeting.
And really...with the lofty air present here from a some folks who have been in the game for years that time and time again say that noobs shouldn't show their faces at any shows/fairs/etc...well..that only makes me wanna get out there more. Would any of you long-time potters lower yourselves to attend a "craft" fair/"Farmer's Market" anyway?
As far as "Klunkery"...that's "yebow's" term.
In the end, it isn't up to anyone here to say if the work is good enough to sell. That decision is made by the consumer..who..if HAPPY with their purchase, couldn't give a rat's ass if the person made it had 30 years of potting/teaching experience or if the maker of the work smelled Steven Hill's last fart in a seminar or not.
I'm proud of my stuff. To me, that is what truly matters. If others feel the same way....good on them and more power to them!
best of luck to all...whatever yer "skill" level!
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss US author & illustrator (1904 - 1991)