Here are a few snaps of the gallery as we set up.
Setting out some of Thom's work in the centre of the space
Well, as I opened the main doors and put the 'Open' signs up outside a couple immediately came in. That's good I thought, although they seemed a little lost. Then the man came over to me and asked if we had a power point for an electric shaver as there wasn't one in his accommodation. Hmmmm! What part of 'Art Gallery, Exhibition Open' is so difficult to understand. Why did they think the best place to go for help with a shave would be an art exhibition organised by a bearded artist? I looked hard but couldn't find any reference to public conveniences on our poster or flyers, so I sent them packing.
The next person to make his way up the steps went straight over to Thom and asked directions to the Peter Pears gallery. WTF! Was this a sign of things to come? Sadly, it turns out it was.
The day warmed up and up, the hottest in April ever. Aldeburgh was heaving but most people went out to the beach or the various beer gardens and outside events happening over this Easter weekend. With noses pressed sadly against the windows we watched the world go about it's business as the hours dragged on.
We did both manage to make a few small sales but on the whole we had a very quiet first day.
.....and second day
.....and third............and so it went on.
In future he is going to concentrate on some larger pieces, including otters and some more speciality furniture. Can't wait to see it.