|eNEWSLETTER - July ~ August 2011|
ALL THE USUAL INFORMATION
The Clayfolk Newsletter is published
five times a year.
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FROM THE PRESIDENT
Thank you in advance for supporting me as your new president. My husband Jerry and I have been Clayfolk members since 2002. Being a part of this organization has transformed both of us as potters. Although I worked as a high school pottery teacher, I knew very little about the inner workings of promoting our ware and what it takes to become working potters. Clayfolk workshops, general meeting programs, the Annual Show and Sale with the demos and the creative participants, and spin off groups like the glaze group at Jenny Harkins in Gold Hill and the Second Thursday group at Gwen Child’s in Grants Pass provided invaluable information. Just as important was the interaction we shared with others who love the art of clay: potters who encouraged us and shared their extensive knowledge. Whether you are a newly emerging potter or an experience potter, whether ceramics is a pastime you love and/or a business, the Clayfolk community has much to offer all of us. As your new president, I encourage each and every one of you to be active participants in this co-operative family of potters.
The Empty Bowls chairmanship for Jackson County, which is a 6 point position, has recently become available. This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved in Clayfolk. We work in partnership with the Soroptimists of Ashland, raising money for Rogue Valley Food Banks. Clayfolk potters donate their work for a sales event which traditionally takes place each spring at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. For more information, please contact me.
Our new Vice President is Penelope Dews, who will help me stay on track for the next year. Welcome to our new Membership Chair : Don Clarke, Splash Chair : Teri Nelson, and Program Chair : Cheryl Weese. Exciting new ideas are already on the horizon.
This newsletter contains pertinent Show information. If you’ve applied for the Show, make sure you check out the Committee assignments. Current points are also listed in this important issue.
Looking forward to working with you during this next year.
Welcome to these new members as of June 1st
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Clayfolk 2011 Show Information
DIRECTIONS TO CASALEGGIOS’
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