I've always felt that the phrase "going to pot" was a bit derogatory and offensive to me as a potter. Here are a couple of things I have dredged up from the I.S.H. ( Information Super Highway)...
25. go to pot, to become ruined; deteriorate: "With no one to care for it, the lovely old garden went to pot."And this from the Urban Dictionary:
Maybe we should call it sweetening the pot instead. I digress.
Here is a nice online preview of Saturday's auction. I hope to see some of you there. Come and support our NC Pottery Center.