Pottery Purchases on the Honor System
While visiting the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, we often drive to Corrales for lunch and shopping.
Peering in the window at Hanselmann Pottery we spotted shapes and glazes much to our liking. A bulletin board with purchasing instructions stands near the entrance. To our amazement, this unattended shop works on the honor system.
The Allen brothers, Tim and Fritz, have conducted business with this unique method since 1970. They stay busy in the on-site studio creating pottery dinnerware and accessories. The self-serve gallery keeps prices near wholesale cost.
A pattern named Cinnamon appeals to me with its earthtones and teal. I believe someone on my Christmas list would prefer Lavender Sky. What a fun way to shop for holiday gifts!
Instructions cover procedures for payment by cash, check and charge. We completed a sales form with pot ID# and price, added the total – tax is included in the price – sealed form and check in envelope, and deposited it into the designated slot. Packaging materials and a worktable are available for wrapping purchases. We left with our arms filled with pots and hearts warmed by the trusting, honor system way of doing business.
Hanselmann Pottery located at 4908 Corrales Road, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Albuquerque is open 24/7 year round. We can also purchase from home 24/7 via their website.
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