|eNEWSLETTER - January - February 2009|
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From Our Clayfolk President
The 2008 Clayfolk Show was a big success. Total sales were only down from 2007 by 4.99% (remember the 2007 show was up 19.5% over 2006). This shows we have a faithful following of clientele, and many great potters. I would like to thank all the show chairs for the hard work they did to produce such a wonderful show; all the participating potters for the work they did on their committees and during their show workshifts; and, our departing Show Chair, Penelope Dews, for her magnificant organizational skills and ideas (like the gift certificates given to customers on Sunday of this year's show, which increased our Sunday sales, Hooray). I know we are all looking forward to working with our new show chair, Debora Mahannah, and making next years show another spectacular success.
See you on January 18, Lynita Zajack
From our Show Chair
Thank you everyone for working together to make this one of the largest, friendliest, successful shows to date. I enjoyed very much the new artists that joined this years show and hope Clayfolk members were able to take time to make their acquaintance. I am looking forward to working with Debora Mahannah during next years show to make it a success as well.
All Chairs please update any information, including budgets, equipment changes and description, contact names and numbers, timeline of events, future desires for your particular committee, suggestions for next year (what worked-what didnt) etc. to bring to the meeting. You may also email me or snail mail me your information.
Wishing you the best over the holidays and with all your various holiday shows, Penelope.
Potluck and Gift Exchange
This gathering will be held once again at the Talent Fire
. This is a fun time for members to catch up on Clayfolk
news, celebrate our show success and look to the New Year. There will be an
informative program given by Jared Hill
We will also be reviewing committee chair and board positions open as of June 1st. Everyone in the entire membership is encouraged to consider serving on the board or as a committee chair. There are many positions that do not require you to live in Southern Oregon and serving is a great way to get to know members you may not have met or know well, share your ideas, and earn those valuable points. (Unlike the stock market, Clayfolk points maintain their value and continue to be a good investment.)
***** Chair meeting will be at just prior to the Potluck******
William M. Morgan
William, 64 passed away passed away
A southerner, Bill was born on
His son, Charlie, was born in 1985, in
Bill's death comes ironically one month after the closing of SOPS which Bonnie had been running after Bill retired a few years ago. For ceramic artist, the image of Bill paging through SOPS's gigantic supply book will stay with us. He was the wise man behind the counter, the supporter of our imagination, and a good friend.
In addition to his wife and son, Bill is survived by his
mother, Joy M. Morgan of
To honor Bill for his many years of friendship and support to the members of Clayfolk, all present at the 2008 show voted unanimously to name our library fund The Bill Morgan Memorial Library Fund. It is our understanding that the library will put a dedication plate in each book we donate.
SKUTT Electric Kiln (cone 6) B27 31" deep. 23" wide with shelves & funriture $700. or best offer
BRENT Electric Wheel CXC $500
NEXUS scale with weights $70
GIFFEN GRIP $70 and a small kiln that can be converted into a raku firing kiln. $50. Miscellaneous: 2 round bowl shape molds and some powdered glazes and stains.
Cress Electric ET23 and Shelf Kit FKOCTA - $1250 Never fired kiln purchased in Jan. of `07. Reply to