Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Break Over...

It has been a pretty strange year so far, hasn't it?  Just 2 years before I can begin collecting retirement and quit working so hard in my studio, I get a 4 month paid vacation from the government!  As the free ride seemed to have an end date, I put my faith in the universe to send business my way with nothing but ease and a request.  Really wasn't up for pounding the virtual pavement so close to retirement for mainstay wholesale accounts.  I do still plan to be creating work- especially on demand along with retirement, but with much less pressure.  VOILA!  Orders have been trickling in and from 4 new galleries!  Seems most of my regular galleries are still closed, slow to order, or reworking their business plan so new is good!  More interesting is the number of retail orders I have been getting.  Thank you for finding me and reaching out for Beckett Pottery!  

As you can see in my Beckett Pottery Facebook page live post, I have a comfortable number of small orders flowing through the studio.  It is a great time to contact me if you have pottery desires.  Since these orders are small, there is plenty of room  in the kiln for individual wishes to come true!  



Check out this blast from my past!

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/155781-studio-pottery-by-robin-beckett   A couple of weeks ago, Lillian Pelino contacted me from Huntington, WV with a picture of one of my morning glory cream and sugar sets that she picked up at an estate sale.  She also shared this link to a collectibles website where someone had a whole group of my work available.  Unfortunately, I didn't have the forsight to keep up with the mailing list of my morning glory collectors.  It has been so long, I'm sure many of them have moved.  I started making these before the dawn of the internet!  

The other interesting piece of this story is that Lillian is from Huntington which is where my father grew up.  Traveling the 8 hours there via the curvy 2 lane US 52 and "super hwy" WV Turnpike from Winston-Salem at least once a year was quite a memorable ride I'd like to forget.  They would turn my 6-12 yr old self loose to walk the 2-3 blocks to Ritter Park, the "central park" of Huntington.  Who would think of doing that today??  Anyhoo... I don't have any relatives left in Huntington and my grandmother died several years before I started making pottery  I consider quite a coincidence that we had that connection.  She lives in the beautiful brick street area around the park I used to play in.