(Gary Rith and young customer)
OK, so as you see below, the studio was readied inside and out. I do not usually have a bunch of tables and shelves and pots on display, for example.
Started with quite a bang. Saturday morning the first 3 customers filled 7 boxes of stuff--each box having a mix of mugs and bowls and such. Then there were steady single customers thereafter. 21 visitors Saturday, 37 Sunday and so many nice people and friends. My father made a surprise visit too.
It is a strange thing, opening your house to strangers. They do unexpected things. The people who ate the most snacks ( I made cookies and had fruit and juices) spent the least. Of course, I have visited open houses and pigged out all my life, but it is funny. Some people are out shopping, some people are out grazing. Secondly, people grab and touch all your stuff. You want to ask 'why are you in my house touching my stuff?' but it would be easier to hide anything you don't want strangers fingering. Thirdly, one woman got a cell phone call and went into my bathroom to talk. I was wondering 'what is that lady doing in my bathroom?'.