eNEWSLETTER - April ~ June 2011

 

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

Newsletter Editor
Hannah Brehmer

eNewsletter publisher
Don Clarke

Clayfolk Officers
President
Penelope Dews
Vice President
Shirley Huft
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
Stephanie Friedman

Show Chair
Debera Mahannah
Points
Cheryl Kempner
Workshops
Phil Fishwick
Scholarship
Bonnie Morgan
Program
Shirley Huft
Library
Linda Smiley
Glaze Study Group
Janet Capetty

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

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Upcoming Meetings – Mark your Calendar!

May 12th, 6pm Thursday - Board Meeting (location has been changed) to the Clayfolk Storage unit!
Location : A-Best Mini-Storage, 3071 Samike Drive.(Behind the Shell station at the corner of South Pacific Highway and South Stage Road.) Please meet outside the gate at 6pm so we can all go in together as access requires a code. (bring a chair)

May 25th , 6pm Wednesday - General Meeting
To be held at the Kempner's Home in Ashland
Directions map is HERE or you can get googlemaps HERE

July 21st, 6pm Thursday - Board Meeting
To be held at the Dews' home, Phoenix OR

July 24th, 2:30pm Sunday - General Meeting
To be held at the Casaleggio's Home in Jacksonville

New Look for of the Annual Clayfolk Show Application

The Committee Placement page has changed its look to clarify committee work before the show, during the show and work shifts connected with the committee work - Check it out!

BIG NEWS FROM RANDY AND RHONDA

You know them as Southern Oregon Clay Distributors. The editor of this paper has learned that they now have a big price break on clay when you buy 500 lbs or more. And six clay bodies are on sale at 15% off retail. Furthermore, they are carrying Quyle Sandstone Buff, a cone 10 clay that is fantastic for throwing, good at cone 6, and is very reasonably priced. It has a little tooth and fires to a warm tan. They have also become distributors for Kemper tools and have a large stock on hand. Buy local! Support these great people and keep our suppliers close by. www.southernoregonclaydistributors.com 541-535-1311

MAY PROGRAM : ETSY

Have you considered selling your work on line? The May program, presented by Clayfolk member Teri Nelson, will help you get started. Teri will be presenting a program on Etsy, an on-line website which many artists use to sell their work. She will share her experience with Etsy, providing information on setting up an account, navigating the site, and explaining how you, too, can bring your artwork to the attention of buyers. If you're curious about the type of ceramic products sold on-line, how much money other artists are asking for their work, and the amount artists charge for shipping their ware, Etsy is a terrific resource.

 


 

OPEN POSITIONS

Show Chair Trainee (5 points)
Trainee position is one year and becomes future Show Chair for 2-3 years. Trainee learns from and assists the Show Chair during the running of the show. Show Chair receives 15 points and 1/2% of all monies collected at the show.

Programs Chair (3 points)
Plans and organizes programs such as a short demo or slide show for three general meetings a year.

Splash Page (3 points)
Writes the text and chooses photos that go on the webpage after general meetings.

Empty Bowls, Jackson County (6 points)
Works with Soroptomist International to collect bowls from members for the annual Empty Bowls event in April/May to raise money for the Rogue Valley Food Banks.

Library Committee Members - 2 (1 point)
Participates with the Library Committee to choose books/DVD's on and about ceramics that Clayfolk donates to Jackson-Josephine County Libraries. One member will become the future Library Committee Chair (2 points)

If you would like to find out more about/or become trained for these positions please let me know. Members should submit their qualifications for these positions to the president and the board will discuss and make appointments at the next board meeting.

Penelope Dews
Clayfolk President

EMPTY BOWLS DONATIONS

Call for more pottery
Jackson County Empty Bowls
Friday, May 6, 2011. Trinity Episcopal Church
Located at 44 North 2nd Street, Ashland
If you have any pots you would still like to donate, they would be much appreciated. I can take pots up until Friday, April 22.
Donations can be taken to Southern Oregon Clay Distributors at 240 N. Pacific Highway in Talent. They are open Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 10AM to 6PM. 535-1311
You can contact Stephanie Friedman, (the Clayfolk Empty Bowls Chairperson) for alternate pick-up arrangements at 541-592-9829, or at sfpottery@gmail.com
Thank you to those who have already donated!

FOR SALE

For Sale : Studio Package $ 2500

Electric Kiln - made by Cress - 18" deep and 23 1/2 wide. Model # ETS 2418
Cress Panel with SMT600 board / Cress electronic control
Microprocessor based programmable ramping control
PROGRAMMABLE OR CUSTOM PROFILES
The kiln also has a vent that was purchased separately
Brent Slab Roller #Z11506 : 4ft long x 25" wide with legs
Wagner wide shot sprayer - plus - Lots of tools, stamps, etc
Everything to start a studio
***SOLD AS PACKAGE ONLY***
541-702-2122 Juyle or juylel@msn.com

For Sale : 5 Pacifica GT400 wheels, 4 with splash pans, used only a few hours, $550ea or $2500 for all 5. Call 541 899 7045 or email dennis@dennismeiners.com

For Sale : Giffin Grip, never used, $70 missing one holder thingy which could be ordered from mfr call 541 899 7045 or email dennis@dennismeiners.com

The HUMMINGBIRD property is for sale but our B&B and Studio/Gallery are open as usual. Visit us at www.hummingbirdsouthernoregon.com/ or call 541-899-7045

For Sale : Propane Downdraft Kiln. $2500. Made by Seattle Pottery. 12c.f. interior, auto ignition and safety. Great reduction, very dependable. Shelves, oxyprobe and chimney pipe included. Also homemade raku kiln $300. Call Jami Bishop 541-582-1552 or email jamianne@charter.net

LITHIA ARTISANS MARKET: CALL TO ARTISTS

The 2011 Market season is just around the corner. The Lithia Artisans Market (LAMA) opens April 16 and takes place every weekend, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5, through mid-November (weather permitting).

LAMA is accepting applications to show at one of the finest outdoor weekend art markets in the Oregon. We are accepting applications in all categories. For more information please visit our website : www.lithiaartisansmarket.com. Click on Membership Information to view the jurying guidelines.
To apply :
1) Download and fill out the application.
2) Call the market manager for a list of jury committee meeting dates at 1-888- 303- 2826. You can also email us with questions to lithiaartisans@gmail.com.


You Might Be A Potter If : You're more interested in the texture on a person's shoe than their conversation.


Members : Your hardcopy of this newsletter included all the materials to renew your membership and apply for the 2011 Clayfolk Show and Sale. If you need any of these documents, or if you are not a member and would like to apply for membership, you can download them in the Forms section of the Resources page HERE