Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Sara Yama Festival
May 29th and 30th was the Sara Yama Festival. A very small fair type event that had some food stalls, goods stalls, games and performances. Our pottery studio has a pottery booth every year that sells the goods the students have made and also has a paint your own plate section.
In order to sell your pieces you need to have a minimum of 5. You get 70% of the selling price you put. I have way to many pieces at home so i put 22 pieces out.
I had several small pieces ranging from 100 yen to 400 yen. Small serving plates and bowls, 2 vases, 2 small bowls and some tea cups.
These were the larger pieces...bigger plates, 2 matching plate and sauce sets. Also a large free form bowl and a spotted serving plate.
Everyone did 3 hour shifts, either morning or afternoon. This is where our pieces were being sold.
On the other side there was a free paint your own plate section. The students at Sara Yama Studio made about 300 plates for the festival. Kids and families would come and sit down for a few minutes to make their own personalized piece. It was quite busy since it was a free thing to do. Arai Sensei is firing all the plates now, they'll be ready for pick up after June 12th.
It was a fun festival! Sadly we didn't sell very many pieces, I think I only made 500 yen this time, but there's always next year!