This is a classy show and demands classy display. Last year I designed a portable gallery space with floor covering, bright lights, sales counter and storage. It is a beautiful booth and I love to use it to show my work.
With that finished I thought I was off the hook for heavy duty building and planning for this year’s event. That changed when I learned earlier today that I am slated to demonstrate my work at this year’s event. This is a good thing — a wonderful thing! I’m a life-long educator and there is no better way for me to talk about my work than to teach folks how it’s done.
For demonstration space I’ve awarded a 10′ x 10′ space adjacent to my booth. This demonstration areas are well placed and ensure that my booth is well placed. The challaenge now is to design this space to maximize visibility, teaching potential and to drive sales.
This means I need work space, signage to interpret what I am doing and another person (or two or three) all weekend so that I can serve my customers in both locations.
I’m really looking forward to doing this.
I need some input. What would you like to see me do? Build a skin-on-frame bird? Carve and paint many typical forms? Begin projects from reference photos and drawings and complete carvings? Put wood and knives in hands and teach carving?
I have the ability to move the majority of my woodshop to shows. I developed tools storage and folding benches when I used to build ukuleles on site.
Please share your thoughts!