Be sure to Bid for the Barn!

Hey everyone –

the Bid for the Barn is going amazingly well. They’ve received a huge outpouring of support from Vermonters, both as donations and as bidders. Its gratifying to live in a place where this is true!

The donated stopper got into a bit of a bidding war earlier in the week, and went to almost 20% over its value. Nice validation, and a great donation! I’m hoping there’s another push once we get closer to the auction’s close on the 30th, but honestly I don’t really expect this to go higher. (When anyone can just come here and buy one at normal price.)

In hindsight, in the future I may try donating a custom-designed item to create some extra value to the buyer.

In the meantime, stoppers are rolling on again after a bit of a hiatus. I have a few new ones out for bisque, and some great ideas. (I’ll be pursuing the lamp finial idea, for one thing. I need to stop by Conant Brass and see what they can machine for me.)