|eNEWSLETTER - July/August 2007|
ALL THE USUAL INFORMATION
The Clayfolk Newsletter is published
five times a year.
You can email any of the above underlined members simply by clicking on their name
Lynita Zajack is our new President
Hello Fellow Clayfolk Members,
I would like to thank Cheryl Kempner for her wonderful leadership during the past two years. As the new president of this incredibly creative and innovative group, I would like to welcome our new and continuing members as we look forward to another exciting year.
I fell into clay by a
chance of schedule. I needed a class to fill out my 12 credits at
Clayfolk has given me a chance to be part of an amazingly talented and gifted group of people, and I look forward to this opportunity to give something back to the group.
I would like to welcome the new and returning board members :
· Vice President : Carol Heisel
· Treasurer (Show) : Ray
· Treasurer (Organization) : Tish Manley for Group.
· Secretary : Jenny Harkins
· Members at Large : Irene Stephens, Shirley Huft and Bonnie Morgan.
I hope to see all of you at the next general meeting on July 22nd.
FEATURED ARTIST AT SOPS : Eric Gorder
Eric will show some of his work through the end of August.
July 30 DEADLINES !!
Clayfolk Show Mailing list
Don't forget to get names and addresses of all those you want to get the show mailer to Lynn Ledbetter .If you only have a few, call her at 482-3784, otherwise send your list to her at 280 1/2 Mead Street, Ashland, OR 97520
Photos For Show Poster
Digitals must accompany a print. Send them to Shirley Usher
Regarding the voting on the Points Policy. The membership voted for the "Suspended Animation Policy" or No penalty for lapsed membership. The board will discuss the impact this vote has on members who have lost points due to the previous policy.
City of Central Point - Parks & Recreation
Phone(541) 664-3321, ext 261
Fax (541) 664-2598
The Home and Studios of Leslie Lee & Dennis Meiners
2007 Summer Clay Workshops
Click on links for great photos and more info
Basic supplies and lunches are included except as noted.
Payment in installments can easily be arranged
July 27-30 Leslie Lee - The figure in Clay
Building figures with handbuilding techniques and a fourth day to explore non-glaze surface finishes. Some ceramics experience helpful.
August 11-13 Dennis Meiners - Building with Handmade Textured Slabs
Slabs not made on a slab roller produce endless variety of possibilities for handbuilding pottery and sculpture.
August 17-19 Josh DeWeese - Wheel Throwing and Beyond
Josh demonstrated at the 2006 NCECA This is an opportunity for "hands-on" work with a Master. Wheel throwing experience helpful.
Sept 14-16 Meira Mathison - Thrown and Altered
Go beyond mere techniques and into personal reflection that elevate work "over the border" and into the realm of true art. Wheel throwing experience helpful.
REGISTRATION FORM can be obtained by calling 541-899-7045 or e-mail us.
on-site or in
2006 Summer Workshops were a great success, Go to links for photos.
Wildfire Pottery Showcase Clay
Guild of the Cascades is having it's 3rd show !!
Information about our Guild and the Wildfire Show are on our website www.cascadesclayguild.com
Come join us! If you have any question contact : Linda Heisserman/Wildfire co-chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornelia of Medford would like to have someone take her on as a "student" to help refresh her basic skills working with clay. She is particularly interested in sculpting. She will provide her own clay and tools and is willing to "pay" by cleaning, repairing, building or doing yard work. If you think you can help her out contact her at email@example.com
Potters needed for
demonstrating wheelthrowing in
Please call Aurora Kelly at 282-4699 or 466-0410
GT 400 Pacific wheel in
Good condition w/ splash pan and pedal ($400)
Call Ana @ 482-3756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Olympic Raku 23" Kiln (can fire to Cone 10) ($850)
12 - One Piece tile setters $12/each (22 tiles 4"x4" per setter) and
Crafttool Treadle wheel ($75) and
Call Stephanie at 592-6976 email@example.com
500 Plates, Platters, & Charges
Lark Books seeks images of
contemporary handmade plates, platters, and chargers to publish in an
international collection of studio ceramic work from around the globe. Diverse
techniques and styles are desired. Slated for release in Spring 2008, 500
Plates, Platters, & Chargers is intended to inspire beginning and
professional ceramic workers, as well as collectors, scholars, and enthusiasts.
Entries must be postmarked by
We accept high-quality transparencies, 35-mm slides, and high-resolution digital images. Artists whose work is selected for inclusion will receive full acknowledgment within the book, a complimentary copy, and discounts on the purchase of books. Artists retain copyright of their work, and there is no entry fee. Juror : Linda Arbuckle Go to http://www.larkbooks.com
Dates for upcoming Clayfolk Meetings
· Sunday July 22nd at General Meeting at Vera Rogers' home near Canyonville
to the next meeting at
Take Exit 98 off the I-5
and follow signs to Days Creek on the Tiller Trail Hwy (hwy 227) After
approximately 7 miles look for the 10 mile marker where the road will curve to
the left, but you will want to take a right at Shively Creek Road. At about 2.3
miles look for
PRESENTATION at the July meeting Hannah Brehmer - Naked Raku
Hannah will show a video of this special process of raku where the glaze cracks during the cooling and reduction stage, allowing smoke to penetrate. This creates unique hairline patterns on the vessels.
· Sunday October 21st at Genderal Meeting and Booth Selection at Bonnie Morgans studio in Talent
If you are interested in getting up to 3 of your clay creations photographed for your Gallery page on the Clayfolk website, and are willing to transport them to the next general meeting near Canyonville on Sunday July 22, please notify Carole at firstname.lastname@example.org
New cone 5 glazes - Versa5 and Dynasty
Versa5 allows the user to intermix the various colors to create colors similar to those achieved in a water color palette. Bright, vibrant and a multitude of choices is what the Versa5 glazes are all about. The Dynasty line includes matte and gloss glazes in rich earthy tones, with many that pool and break adding interest to your finished pieces. Currently we are stocking pints and special ordering the dry glaze. Stop by and take a look at these new glazes.
Nitride-Bonded Silicon Carbide Kiln Shelves
These shelves are lightweight, long lasting, high quality and a great value! The shelves are 18 times stronger than the standard 1" thick corderite shelf, weigh 50% less and are less than 1/2" thick. Maximum temperature use is cone 20. Did I mention a great value? 12" x 24" shelves at 25 or more are $47.74 each. Full and half shelves for 10 and 12 sided electric kilns are also available.
Pierce Tools - limited to stock on hand
Pierce Tools a
Modern Japanese Ceramics by Anneliese & Wulf Crueger $24.95 Larks
books introduces this detailed and richly illustrated survey of Japanese
ceramics covering history, production techniques, ceramic kilns, and studio
potters. A detailed map of kilns in
· The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting by Andrew Martin $24.95 A how to book with a variety of techniques explained and illustrated . Multiple piece molds, master molds, slip formulation, casting, and troubleshooting are all covered. Profiles on featured artists and the many photographs make this book inspiring.
· Kiln Construction A Brick by Brick Approach by Joe Finch $32.50 Building your own kiln can be a daunting project, with the potential for numerous missteps along the way. This book aims to give confidence to those building their own kilns. It is a user friendly, practical guide that offers a thorough grounding in the basics of construction and an indepth examinations of three kiln types: gas, oil, and woodfired. Richly illustrated with diagrams and photos.
Ancient Ceramics on View
*The editor had the opportunity to visit this collection. This is a very small (one case) collection of pottery and weaving tools. The Dale Chululy student collection is a little more extensive, with examples of some amazing creations in glass. If you have any interest in minerals
(these are the basic elements of our glazes!!) gems and fossils, this obscure little museum holds some wonders!! It is worth the visit.
Shop space to share for rent
1,000ft workshop in
NEW membership pottery studio
2007 Clayfolk Committees
Publicity (C) Lorene Senesac
Mary Dee Bombeck
Advertising (C) Shirley Usher
Sales Area (C) Lynita Zajack
Visa (C) Rosa Nogues
Building (C) Jim Keith
Info Pak (C) Cheryl Kempner
Signs (C) Marklan
Food (C) Diane Heaney
Gallery (C) Linda Niles
Music (C) Elizabeth Schoenleber
Ed Demos (C) Jon King
Grp Booth (C) Art Linnemeyer
Mailer (C) Lynn Ledbetter
Childs Area (C) Shirley Huft
Storage and Trans (C) Jerry Huft
Cash/Check (C) Susan Roden
Price Tag (C) Carole Paquin
Show Registrar (C) Penelope Dews
Committees (C) Debora Mahannah
Bookkeeping (C) Ray Foster
Tea Duong - Demos
Nina Ferstrom Duog - Childs Area
Kenneth Stan – Open
New members you are welcome to call me, Penelope Dews – Show Chair if you have any questions regarding the show at 541-535-1128. We look forward to your participating in the show.
Due to the points vote in June there may be slight changes in the points of a few participants. This may change the order of booth selection in September.
The two mandatory pre-show meetings for all committee chairs will be on Tuesday August 14th and Tuesday Sept.25th at Bonnie Morgan's studio in Talent. Please let me know asap if these dates conflict with your attending these meetings.
2007 Committee Chairs
· Advertising Shirley Usher 846-6043
· Publicity Lorene Senesac 664-8727
· Sales Area Lynita Zajack 6641927
· Price Tag Carole Paquin 665-1333
· Bookkeeping Ray Foster 899-1244
· Building Jim Keith 459-0320
· Workshifts /Info Pak Cheryl Kempner 552-0100
· Signs Marklan Linnemeyer 659-5362
· Food Diane Heaney 826-2729
· Demos Jon King 757-6550
· Group Booth Art Linnemeyer 592-2406
· Mailer Lynne Ledbetter 482-3784
· Childs Area Shirley Huft 476-0593
· Transport Jerry Huft 476-0593
· Cash/Check Susan Roden 459-0772