Somewhere between my optimistic event update for the spring shows coming up and now, March 22nd, the world changed a lot. What had been a crisis happening elsewhere became a crisis is happening right here, at home. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of or probable cancellation of all my spring and summer shows. The fact that the best thing to do to slow the pandemic – #flattenthecurve as it were – is to stay home, practice social distancing, and hunker down also means that sales in general are going to slow down as the economy does.
Like most small business owners – I run a physical shop in my small town as well as my online clay thing – who have non-essential businesses I’ve closed my doors for the duration. I’ll make my work and the work my shop represents available online. If you have the chance in the coming months please do buy a gift or a craft or a bit of art from other artists online. And chat with us online! Like our art, cheer us on, watch our videos. In self-isolation the work product of artists – musicians, actors, authors, visual artists, art educators – will be so important to keep people connected.