eNEWSLETTER - February ~ March 2012

 

ALL THE USUAL INFORMATION
CLAYFOLK
P.O. BOX 1334
JACKSONVILLE, OR 97530

The Clayfolk Newsletter is published five times a year.
Deadlines for submissions are :

DEC 1
FOR
DEC/JAN
FEB 1
FOR
FEB/MARCH
APRIL 1
FOR
APRIL/JUNE
JULY 1
FOR
JULY/AUGUST
SEPT 1
FOR
SEPT/NOV

Newsletter Editor
Hannah Brehmer

eNewsletter publisher
Don Clarke

Clayfolk Officers

President
Shirley Huft
Vice President
Penelope Dews
Secretary
Lynita Zajack
Treasurer
Ray Foster
Members at Large
Irene Stephens
Linda Smiley
Kazuko Young

Committee Chairs

Newsletter
Hannah Brehmer
Membership
Don Clarke
Empty Bowls
Roxanne Hunnicutt
Amy Segovia
Show Chair
Jim Keith
Points
Bill and Claire Delffs
Workshops
Phil Fishwick
Scholarship
Bonnie Morgan
Program
Cheryl Weese
Library
Linda Smiley
SplashPage Chair
Teri Nelson

PhotoBooth Chair
Christine Wood

You can email any of the above underlined members simply by clicking on their name

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Thanks to all of you who participated in Clayfolk activities this last year. Whether you came to a meeting, served on a committee, attended a workshop, or actively participated in the 2011 Show as a Chair, Committee Member, volunteer or supported the Show by attending, you helped make Clayfolk an amazingly successful organization, which gets better each year.

The 2012 new year started off with a delicious potluck and a fun gift exchange. The group welcomed our new Show Chair, Jim Keith.  For those of you who have not met Jim, he is a phenomenal potter and an experienced Show Chair. Talking to Jim after our January General Meeting, Jim said, “I’ve been Show Chair either two or three times in just the past ten years, but who’s counting.” Jim and the Board thank all of you who took the time to send in comments and suggestions for improving the upcoming 2012 show and sale. Not all suggestions will be implemented, but you will see many positive changes, which will assist our 2012 Show in surpassing previous shows.

Please remember that the new Clayfolk membership year runs from January to December. The Membership Applications, as well the ballot for Board positions, will be sent in the newsletter you receive in September 2012. If you want to earn the 3 points for sending in your Membership Application, it must be received by January 31, 2013. Show applications will be sent out in the April Newsletter, as usual. Once again, I’m looking forward to working with all of you in the upcoming year. Clayfolk would not be the tremendous success it is without the participation of each and every one of you.

Shirley Huft
President

A WINTER-TIME TIP
(From the editor)

If you're like me and don't have running hot water in your studio, you might like this. My studio is in a barn with no plumbing and I pump my water from a large rainwater tank. I used to heat a pot of it on a hot plate for throwing and washing up. But I have a large plastic laundry sink that I keep filled with water, and I found that an aquarium heater works really well to keep it warm. A pet store should carry heaters for about $30. I leave it submersed and on all the time and it's a joy to always have warm water for washing up. If you have questions, write or call … Hannah
541-324-9538
newsletter@clayfolk.org

 


 

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
(Note that the General Meeting in May is on May 23rd)

March

8th

Board Meeting

6:00PM

Ray Foster’s Home

18th

General Meeting

1:30PM Sunday

Marylou Schnoes Home - Central Point - Pit Fire and Pot Luck

April

1st

Newsletter Deadline

 

15th

Newsletter Mailed

Show Application included

May

10th

Board Meeting

6:00PM

Irene Stephens Home

23rd

General Meeting

6:00PM

Janise Pratt, Bear Hotel, Grants Pass

To view and/or download the entire 2012 calendar click HERE


ENGLISH POTTER COMING TO EUGENE FOR WORKSHOP

Ruthanne Tudball Workshop
Lane Community College, Bldg 10
Saturday and Sunday - February 25 - 26
10 AM to 4 PM - potluck lunches.
$55.00 Local Clay members, $65.00 non-members.
More info : 541-466-5635 or flashpointartworks@gmail.com

Tudball


YOU MIGHT BE A POTTER IF …

  • your bed is kind of gritty and you haven't been eating crackers
  • you're more excited about the bubble wrap than the product you ordered.

AND SOME GOOD RERUNS ...

  • Old potters never die,  they just go to pot
  • Old potters never die,  they get kilned
  • Or......old potters never die,  they just glaze over.

Clayfolk General Meeting with Pit Fire and Potluck
March 18 starting at 1:30PM


Marylou Schnoes’ house - 5100 Lane Creek Road, Central Point (googlemap)

From the North
Take I-5 Exit 40, go S on Old Stage Rd 4.3 mi. to Lane Creek Rd. 
From Medford
T ake I-5 Exit 35, go S on Hwy 99 (“Rogue Valley Blvd”) to 7 Oaks (crossing RR tracks),  S on 7 Oaks to Scenic, W on Scenic to Old Stage Rd, N on Old Stage a half mile to Lane Creek Rd.

From 5100 mailbox, follow red fire district signs to house.
Please bring a dish to share and your own beverage.