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Thomas Harris
  • Bloomington, IN
  • United States
  • Ceramic
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Thomas Harris received a gift from Connie Mettler
Nov 28, 2012
Gloria Irla Marlow commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"we bought stabilizer bars for our EZ up last year and what a difference they made.  So much so that we lashed another artist's tent to our during a very windy day at an outdoor art fair.  They won't help much for rain but do…"
Jun 25, 2012
Gloria Irla Marlow commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"And the Angel came unto me and said "Glo, heed you not the warning of the leaking seams of last years wrathful weather?" " Contemplate the lessons of your betters and avoid the coming of the beast of summer's weather." …"
Jun 23, 2012
Gene Huebner commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"Leslie, even given that and the cost, it's the ONLY way to go. I have been set up in shear wind conditions, rain where we were standing in 6" of water, water dripping through the tent because it was raining for over two hours straight,…"
Jun 20, 2012
Barb Mason commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"I have now reread this a few times.  It gets funnier the more often I read it.  You should send this to trimline.  You deserve a free tent.  thank you for your creativity in pottery and pottery disasters"
Jun 20, 2012
Leslie Turner commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"Gene, I have a tent with a barrel vault and I love it. I lost the peaked tent I had for many years to wind and rain and up-graded to a Trimline. I grumble about how heavy all the parts are, but I sleep better at shows, knowing my tent is designed to…"
Jun 20, 2012
andrea bernstein commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"You are an inspiration!  And a riot too! "
Jun 19, 2012
Gene Huebner commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"To me, the most important comment is the one that pointed out that the barrel vault tent to the right caused the biggest problem. If you don't think so, notice which side of the collasped tent has all the water. Without a doubt, the next tent I…"
Jun 19, 2012
Josef Tornick commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"Brilliant writing!"
Jun 19, 2012
S Brian Berkun commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"We are lost if we lose our sense of humor, glad that yours is still intact despite having been befallen(?) by so many plagues!"
Jun 19, 2012
Richard McCollum commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"Your writing skills rival your ceramic skills. Welcome to the outdoor show world. Good luck with your new tent!"
Jun 19, 2012
Richard McCollum commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"Your writing skills rival your ceramic skills. Welcome to the outdoor show world. Good luck with your new tent!"
Jun 19, 2012
Alison Fox commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"OMG Thomas, that was hysterical!  I'm printing this out to read to friends and family.  Maybe then they will see the light too. (as no one but us artists really 'get' what we go thru!)"
Jun 19, 2012
dan Johnson commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"Couldn't help posting a similar piece I wrote a few months ago in Florida!  http://www.danjohnsondesigns.com/1/post/2012/02/tomorrow.html"
Jun 19, 2012
Maureen Strother commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"I am so sorry you had to go through such trials, but your post was so funny ( along with the "It was good." reply.) that I peed my pants during my uncontrolable laughter.  God bless."
Jun 19, 2012
Julie Powell commented on Thomas Harris's blog post Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same
"this is great. Thank you. Just bought a Light Dome for the same reason."
Jun 19, 2012

Profile Information

Your Medium
Ceramic
Years in the Art Fair Business
3
First show ever
Taste of Fishers
What is your website?
http://clayoh.com
What are the best things about art fairs
exposure to new clients, new artists, people and stories
Best show ever and why
Cherokee Triangle. It was the best and worst of times. see cherokee triangle blog entry.
Worst show ever and why
first year, Art fest in Fishers. all day. Not a sale. not one. really?
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
first was mentioned by an artist when in Itasca. See there are reasons other than profit to go to new untested fairs.

Thomas Harris's Blog

Cincinnati Summerfair: Does it Match the Couch?

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 11:30am 9 Comments

Cincinnati SummerFair last weekend was the beginning of  back-to-back shows in June. Big show, some 300 artists on meandering paths in Cony Island right on the River. Immediate confusion coming in, as I feared my GPS was taking me on an "adventure" when I crossed the bridge from Ohio into Kentucky. Can't be right...but heard a  voice in my head, "Trust the GPS Thomas". I  forged on, and sure enough  the highway curved back into Cinci, right to Coney Island. Happy I was.

During setup I…

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Whats this for? (and what do people do with your artwork once they buy it)

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 3:30pm 4 Comments

If you come upon a mysterious object, such as what I  found at this puzzlePhotos blog (above photo, from site, not my work) , you will surely wonder about its function.

But if it is a work of art, such as a painting,photograph,a sculpture, the question isn't normally asked, at least not in the same way.…

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Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 12:00pm 34 Comments

And God said, I will smite your tent down with wind and rain and hail.

And Lo, the security guard will raise you from your slumber and lead you to your crushed and sagging tent. He will provide you with light and encouragement in your hour of need.

But beware the False-prophet who will…

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 6:45pm on September 28, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Thomas. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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Connie Mettler

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At 5:31pm on April 17, 2012, Maria Oliva Tyra said…

Tom,

It was great to meet you at the Great Lakes Art Fair. Too bad you won't wander this far afield again….LOL Thanks for keeping me company during the bag lady drought.

Good Luck to you this season!

Maria Oliva Tyra

At 12:47am on May 21, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Thomas Harris a gift
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Congratulations Thomas for being awarded the Blog Post of the Week 5/21/12.
At 9:32pm on June 18, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Thomas Harris a gift
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Congratulations, Tom, the members have voted your post about the deluge at Cherokee Triangle as "Best of the Month." Thanks so much for this contribution to the site.
At 5:06pm on November 28, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Thomas Harris a gift
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Congratulations, Thomas. The members have chosen your post "Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the same" as the Best Blog Post for May.

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