|eNEWSLETTER - May/June 2007|
ALL THE USUAL INFORMATION
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COMMITTEE APPPOINTMENTS, VOTING ON POINTS FOR LAPSED MEMBERS, OPEN BOARD POSITION
The Clayfolk board thanks all the members who have so willingly offered their time and skills to assist with the running of our organization. These appointments begin June 1st.
· Newsletter : CJ June with support from Rox Hunnicutt
· Membership : Marydee Bombick
· Points : Cheryl Kempner
· Workshops : Julia Janeway and Pen Dews
· Library : Chair, Kazuko Young; Members, Vera Rogers and Linda Smiley
VOTING ON LAPSED MEMBERSHIPS AND POINTS
What should we do when a member leaves our organization for a year or more? What should happen to their accumulated points? This issue has been voted on twice, but reconsideration was requested at a recent general meeting. Please express your opinion on the ballot found inside of this newsletter. The Board or more : 1) Current policy = all accumulated point are lost, 2) Points reduction policy = 3 points are deducted for each year of lapsed membership, 3) Suspended animation or no penalty policy = member can rejoin and keep all accumulated points.
We are voting for three at-large positions. Four members are candidates. Last minute changes to the ballot, using hand-written names for two of the candidates, this should not influence your vote, as this in no way reflects on any of the candidates. It was necessary due to the newsletter deadlines and last minute decisions. So please do give all the applicants for the member-at large board positions equal consideration. ~Editor
: Workshop with Terry Inokuma
On Saturday June 9, 2007 from 10AM to 4PM a Clayfolk workshop will be held at Bonnie Morgan’s Studio next to SOPS in Talent, OR.
Three dimensional form emerged from two dimensional calligraphic marks when Terry was drawn to work in clay while attaining
a degree in graphic design. Moving to
Fee : $35 for members; $40 for non members; $5 charge for paying at the door; Participants, please bring a large size Sumi brush.
Questions : Penelope Dews at 535-1128 or Shirley Usher at
846-6043. To register send checks made to Clayfolk to Penelope Dews,
Calls for Addresses for Show Mailing List; Photos for Poster
Send addresses and names to Lynne Ledbetter through the mail to put on the mailing list for the fall show. These names and addresses have to be to her by the end of July or they will not be included. If you just have one or two, she is willing to take them over the phone.
Lynne Ledbetter’s address is
to Shirley Usher for this year’s poster. Digital
photos must be accompanied by a print. We are interested in photos of front-loaded kilns, full glazed ware, electric
or gas, also pit firings, raku or any other wood firings. Remember the more attractive the poster, the more customers
we will have. Must be received
by July 30. Shirley Usher,
If you have any suggestion about books, videos, etc., for the library donation, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOPS : Used Equipment
Slab Roller ($1150 or best offer) Reconditioned SR-20 Brent Slab roller, with new cables and shims. This is a mid-sized floor model that can produce slabs up to 20” wide and 52” long. List price $1885 plus shipping.
CRESS FX-23M ($475 or best offer) Features automatic or manual turn up. Rated to cone 10, elements have wear but all work. New kiln sitter tube assembly and new switch box wiring.17.5” diameter 22.5” deep. List price $1325.
Cress E-23 ($900 or best offer) Almost “new” electronic kiln in beautiful condition. Comes with 5 shelves, an assortment of posts and tile rack. Rated to cone 10, 17.5” diameter by 22.5” deep. List price $1412.
Aim Glass Kiln model 9169 GS/D ($795 or best offer). This is a great production glass
kiln with a
Gas Kiln ($350 or best offer) Updraft/Front loading, 14 cubic feet with 6 burners. Needs some TLC.
SOPS Pottery Class: Explore... Create... Grow... May/June 2007
Classes : 8 weeks, starting May 8th or 10th.$175 Morning
#1 Thursday - Penelope Dews Afternoon
#2 Tuesday - Nick Geankoplis Evening
#3 Tuesday - Nick Geankoplis
#4 Thursday - Penelope Dews
No previous art or ceramic experience is necessary just a desire to play in clay! Classes are also suitable for those with some experience who wish to refine their skills or learn new approaches to building, wheel-throwing techniques and glaze application will all be covered. Tools are supplied, clay is extra.
Open Studio on Saturdays.
To register call or stop by Southern Oregon Pottery & Supply at
Eugene Clay Group Needs Trainee for ClayFest Webpage
Local Clay needs a trainee to takeover the ClayFest webpage. BENEFITS : Steering Committee members are guaranteed to get into the show and get a reduced commission rate. See the existing webpage at www.clayfest.org. If you know how to build web pages, please consider applying to Don Clarke.
The job description is posted at http://www.clayfest.org/chairs.htm or email Don with questions at email@example.com ~ don Clarke
SOPS: Featured artist: Chris Kienle
We are starting something new at SOPS this month … With all the amazing clay artists around we wanted to start showcasing them and at the same time inspire the many beginning clay students that drop by the store. Our plan is every two months to feature an artist with a display of their finished work and favorite tools and techniques.
Our current display is by Chris Kienle. The show will be up until the end of May. Stop by and see our current display by Chris Kienle and if YOU would like to be a featured artist just give us a call.
Chris Kienle has been a professional potter for over 20 years. Recently he moved
Warren, Coleman and
Randy Warren : Variations on Raku : Horsehair, Sager, Naked Raku and Traditional : June 23 & 24, 2007 Cost: 195. Students will be guided through contemporary and traditional Raku glazing and firing techniques in this two day, hands on, outdoor workshop.
Tom Coleman : Advanced Throwing and Decorative Techniques : July 14 & 15, 2007 : $325. Tom Coleman will share and demonstrate some of his unique methods and philosophies in this workshop.
Jim Romberg : Expressive Raku : This hands-on workshop will explore the development of expressive glazing, firing and finishing of raku.
Help Wanted - SOPS
Are you friendly and outgoing? Do you like a job with a wide variety of duties? Do you like working with customers and being continuously challenged to solve their ceramic questions and needs? We have a part-time job available that includes retail sales, warehousing, and shipping & receiving duties.
Sales : Greeting and advising customers, taking orders, answering the phone. Requirements : Basic knowledge of ceramics, positive attitude, customer service/people skills.
Warehousing : Pulling orders, weighing out of raw materials and glazes, mixing slip, loading and unloading kilns, inventorying/restocking/cleaning. Requirements : Being able to continuously lift 50 lbs (infrequently 100 lbs), learn forklift operation
Shipping and Receiving : Checking in merchandise, pricing, restocking, packing and shipping orders Requirements : Attention to detail, computer knowledge.
Job Perks : Discount on supplies &
equipment - Tremendous opportunity for professional growth with a refined education in raw materials, tools, books,
pottery making techniques, hand building techniques, kiln, repair and firing, refractories, clay and glaze formulation,
glazing techniques, materials, studio setup and design. Friendly working environment with a diverse loyal customer base. Unprecedented
regional networking possibilities. Teaching opportunities, possible assistantship
for workshops, some showing opportunities.
If you are interested contact Bonnie via e-mail with your resume or call : Southern Oregon Pottery & Supply
Sunday, May 20th at , we will hold a
general meeting at Kathy Harvey’s in
Any questions, give me a call at 773-3190.
Sunday July 22nd at 1:00PM General Meeting at Vera Roger’s home, near Canyonville.
Sunday October 21st at 2:30PM General Meeting/Booth Selection : Bonnie Morgan’s studio in Talent.