Made it to the ACC show in Baltimore this past Saturday and was there some beautiful work there. Inspiration around every corner and most of the exhibitors were very willing to talk about their experiences. It was eye opening on all sides. Take a booth like Johnathan’s Spoons, non stop sales. You walk past that booth and the customers are standing in line product in one hand, wallet in the other hand waiting to take their new treasures home. Then the booths with the most amazing furniture are getting only a trickle of visitors wanting to take a closer look. There was one exception to this furniture observation. David Stine had great traffic when we came through. He had just brought in a load of glue up long grain cutting boards that he was selling for 100 $/ea and customers would pick them up as fast as he could put them out. We stood there for a period of time looking for the secret he held to generate the traffic but could find nothing.
There are allot of amazing items there and I hope one day soon my work will stand side by side with theirs at these shows