Yesterday was the Live Small Works Auction at Yellowstone Art Museum here in Billings.
They have a small works auction as a winter fundraiser, held during the December Downtown Artwalk / Christmas Stroll.
I took a piece in for the auction - I guess I dropped it off back in September.
I stopped by the museum yesterday afternoon to see the other work in the auction and to take a photo of mine.
I looked and looked but could not find it!
I noticed that some pieces were no longer hanging, however, with "SOLD" signs hanging instead.
After quite a bit of searching, I did finally discover that my piece already sold for full price and apparently the buyer took it with them!
I searched my photo archives and apparently I did not photograph the piece before taking it to the museum! That is pretty unusual - I rarely let anything out of my studio without taking a picture of it first! So sorry - I do not have a photo of it to share.
Nevertheless, I am pleased that it sold at full price BEFORE the actual auction! That is encouraging.
Instead of bidding on any of the YAM small works myself, I headed over to the open studio of my favorite local potter, Greg Jahn. I picked up several mugs (my favorite and I needed to replace my broken ones) and a big beautiful bowl!
Isn't this terrific? It was a splurge for me, but I love the colors and patterning and could not resist!