|eNEWSLETTER - May - June 2010|
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Sunday, May 16 at
Program for the general meeting
Please bring some tips, techniques, a shortcut or anything you have found helpful when working with clay and put it in writing. Whether you are a new potter or a seasoned potter, share something with the group. After we have shared our collective ideas, we will give them to Shirely Huft and she will type up the list and have them posted on-line.
Here are some suggestions to think about :
Hints for putting two pieces of clay together, glazing, spraying, recycling, wedging, homemade tools and gadgets, throwing techniques, sculpting, support structures, drying, tile making, trimming, decorating, clean-up, various methods of firing (pit, raku, electric, gas, wood), ergonomics, promoting, booth set up (indoors or outdoors), displays, photograhying work, thoughts on pricing your work.
Hope you get the idea that any ideas, no matter how insignificant you might consider them, may be of help to someone. Good Luck!!
Phil Fishwick Steps In
Hello to all,
I'll be the new Workshop Chair and I would like some input as to who and what you would like to see in future Clayfolk workshops. Please e-mail me suggestions for artists (with contact info if you have it) and/or suggestions for subject matter (throwing, handbuilding, sculpture, glaze, etc.).
Thanks for the input, Phil email@example.com
May 16th Sunday at
May 13th Thursday at
OPA offers some great opportunities even for us here in
This is a huge event and even getting work into the gallery
booth is exceptional exposure for your work. Penelope Dews has been a member
for 4 years and is getting a half booth in this years show. OPA, like Clayfolk
is a point driven system, with points acquired for yearly membership, meetings and
participation. Meetings maybe difficult to attend in
· The membership year begins in January and runs through December. Membership is on an individual basis.
· Individual membership dues is $45 per year with no pro-ration, but you may join at any time.
Newsletter subscriptions (without other membership
privileges) are available for $12 per year for anyone living more than 100
General meetings are held the second Friday of January,
March, July, September, and November at the
OPA produces the annual Ceramic Showcase and
Membership Application/Renewal Form Send your application and check made out to the OPA to : Oregon
Potters Association / Julie Asbury - Treasurer /
Membership Questions? e-mail Kris Paul firstname.lastname@example.org
OPA Ceramic Showcase 2010
Make a “Not To Do List” Then don't do the items on your list. - Swami Beyondananda
Bits and Pieces of Good Information
Don Clark recently sent out an e-mail sharing a great find. In case you missed that e-mail here it is :
" I'm sending you this email to share some great software with you ... as webmaster I'm always getting digital images from potters and usually having to fix/change/alter/resize them. I'm also constantly being asked questions about digital images ... it seems that as we've moved from the slide format to the digital image age we've made a bad transition. A lot of you appear to be lost in transition (bad pun) .....I'm sure a lot of you would like to try to manipulate your digital images (change resolution, crop, lighten or darken, sharpen, add text, change size for emails, etc) but there are so many software options out there that it can be daunting. Not to mention that some of these (Adobe) start in the many-hundreds of dollars and even the lesser ones (Corel) can cost nearly $100 ... I would be hesitant to fork out that much money just to try my hand too. So ... I'm here to tell you about an absolutely FREE and absolutely FABULOUS software program that I use. Yes, this sounds to good to be true but take-it-from-me ... this is real. You can download FastStone Image Viewer from their webpage and start to venture into the world of digital image manipulation. You'll realize once you play around that it's not that scary and it can be fun ... and for free ... what's to loose.
I have nothing to gain here and am not associated with the software company ... I just use their product and figured there'd be some others out there that would like to get into messin' with their digital images ... so ... go on and give it a try !
SPECIAL for eNews readers only ... more of my suggestions for the BEST FREE SOFTWARE Just click on these links to learn more : AntiVirus - FireWall - Windows Tools - I have lots of other great freeware suggestions for things like creating pdf files, burning CD/DVD, converting video formats, just about anything you'd want/need to do on a PC I can send you links to awesome free software ... you rarely have to pay for great software nowadays ... just ask me ... I'll share my opionons (freely!).
Just a note to tell you that the Southern Oregon Artists Resource, http://www.soartists.com got its March art event calendar published in the Jacksonville Review! It will be featured in each monthly issue going forward. The print version shares key events with the Review's readership, but the online version at http://www.soartists.com/calendar.html is more complete.
Our sincere thanks to those artists and other members of the
arts community of
All My Best, Hannah West, Editor
Jon King is selling :
· Blue Bird de-airing pugmill (old, but durable) $1,200
· Lockerbie Kick Wheel with motor - $350
· Brent model B electric wheel - $250.
Contact Jon at 541-602-3412 or email@example.com
Marcia O'Rourke is selling :
· Skutt Kiln, model KM 1027 programable and in excellant condition - $1,100 includes shelves, posts, stand and 2 new elements still packaged.
· Environvent, lightly used - $90
· Two Brent Ware Carts with shelves in excellant condition $265
Contact Marcia between and at 541-727-2868 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Options for receiving your Newsletter
Are you able and willing to receive your newsletter via your computer ?
As postage continues to increase, please consider getting your newsletter via your computer. It's fast, fileable, printable and cheaper. If you aren't able to get it electronically, then please enjoy the hard copy that will arrive in your mailbox!!
Currently there are approximately 70 of us that still receive hardcopy in the mail. The number of hardcopies sent out have gradually decreased over the years, saving Clayfolk the exspense of printing and postage. Last year the costs for sending out hardcopies, came to about $500 for all five mailings. Of course, every member will still receive the May/June issue which contains the Show Application, voting ballot, and membership form. At least for the time being.
Contact Marydee, Membership Chair at email@example.com or call 541-482-0840