eNEWSLETTER - September - October 2010

 

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 FOR JAN/FEB

FEB 1 FOR MARCH/APRIL
APRIL 1 FOR MAY/JUNE
JULY 1 FOR JULY/AUGUST
SEPT 1 FOR SEPT/DEC

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
Bonnie Morgan

Committee Chairs
Newsletter
CJ June
Membership
Marydee Bombick
Empty Bowls
Roxanne Hunnicutt
Stephanie Friedman

Show Chair
Debera Mahannah
Points
Cheryl Kempner
Workshops
Julia Janeway
Scholarship
Bonnie Morgan
Program
Shirley Huft
Library
Kazuko Young
Glaze Study Group
Janet Capetty

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

FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

As we head into September I wish you good luck with all your ceramic endeavors. This will be a great show and Debora and the Committee Chairs are ironing out all the details. An addition this year – the photo cube will be available during part of the show so people can take pictures of their latest work. There will be an email going out to discuss the signing up for a time slot and other details. An email copy of the poster will be sent out so you can forward it to your emailing lists. Info packs will be sent out after the booth pick meeting – if you have any questions please call either Debora or Penelope, especially if you have not been in the show before. Looking forward to seeing you at the show. A big thank you to Roxanne Hunnicutt for taking over the Splash Page, Stephanie Friedman becoming the new Empty Bowls Chair, and Hannah Brehmer for taking over the Newsletter.

 

Penelope

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS and EVENTS

 

Minutes from previous meetings are available on our webpage

 

October 7, Thursday : Board Meeting, (6PM) Huft's house, 1201 W. Jones Creek Rd. , Grants Pass.

October 17, Sunday : Committee Chair Meeting (1PM), Talent Firehouse

October 17, Sunday : General Meeting for Booth Selection (2:30PM), Talent Firehouse, 5811 S. Pacific Hwy, Phoenix (next to Colver/Suncrest and Hwy. 99 intersection)

November 19,20,21 35th Annual Clayfolk Show and Sale , Medford Armory, Medford , Oregon

December 9, Thursday : Board Meeting, 6pm. Set meetings and review available positions for 2011.  TBA

January 23, 2011 , Sunday : General Meeting, 2:30pm Potluck and gift exchange. TBA

 

BOOTH PICK MEETING

 

Clarification of Booth Pick Procedures for Clayfolk Show

Booth selection takes place during the October meeting. Selection begins with the members having the most points and proceeds in descending order. If you cannot make it to the meeting please ask someone attending to pick for you. Members who are absent and have no one to select for them will have a booth assigned to them at the end of the selection process. These assignments will be made using points as well, beginning with the highest number of points.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY FESTIVAL OF ARTS

 

All Oregon artists are invited to exhibit their work at the South Douglas County Festival of Arts, on October 16th, 2010 , in the 7 Feathers Casino Convention Center in Canyonville , OR from 9AM to 5PM . The Festival is sponsored in part by the Douglas County Cultural Coalition. There are a limited number of booth spaces, so apply early. The application deadline is October 7, 2010 .

Application can be downloaded here : For more information contact Linda Shingler at lshingler@frontiernet.net

 


 

 

JOSEPHINE COUNTY EMPTY BOWLS

 

This year's EMPTY BOWLS event is on Tuesday, October 12th at Parkway Christian Center , Grants Pass - 6PM to 8PM . The event benefits both Options and the local Food Bank. Also, please consider making other pottery items for donation to their auction? Donations will be accepted in September.  Please bring your work to Options in Grants Pass by early October.

 

A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY : If you bring a pot, we will be choosing a few SPECIAL PIECES for display in a window in downtown GP. These SPECIAL PIECES have to be deliver before Tues. Sept. 7th to OPTIONS at1215 SW "G" Street in GP!

 

Remember, ALL CLAY OBJECTS CAN BE AUCTIONED or displayed, but we need LOTS OF BOWLS. Grants Pass has a soup dinner, with GREAT SOUPS donated by local restaurants and has always run out of hand made pottery and has had to serve in some commercial bowls.

PLEASE ENCOURAGE SCHOOLS TO MAKE BOWLS? (PHIL?)

 

And they do include other art work in their auction if you know an artist in another medium or if you also work in other media.

You might want to bring a business card or two also.  Gwen Childs and Roxanne Hunnicutt 541 479 1349 or roxhun@gmail.com

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY FESTIVAL OF ARTS

 

All Oregon artists are invited to exhibit their work at the South Douglas County Festival of Arts, on October 16th, 2010 , in the 7 Feathers Casino Convention Center in Canyonville , OR from 9AM to 5PM . The Festival is sponsored in part by the Douglas County Cultural Coalition. There are a limited number of booth spaces, so apply early. The application deadline is October 7, 2010 .

Application can be downloaded here : For more information contact Linda Shingler at lshingler@frontiernet.net

 

STUDIO SPACE NEEDED

Hello there at Clayfolk

I am looking to do some ceramics at an artist's ceramics studio. I would be willing to pay in order to use the studio. I went to SOU and studied some ceramics there. I am really into handbuilding and creating figures - if I could work at a studio where the artist likes to do the same that would be wonderful to exchange ideas. I do not do the wheel.

Thanks - Sara Hinze

sara7479@hotmail.com

 

CRAFT SHOW OPPORTUNITY

  We are organizing an event for the weekend of September 25th - 26th. It will be primarily a music festival with an emphasis on Bluegrass , Folk, Country and Americana . We are also going to have some great food, beer and wine, a wonderful quilt show and of course, arts and crafts vendor booths.

We are looking for high quality artists with a wide variety of media. In case you don’t know where we are, Prospect is halfway between Medford and Crater Lake on Hwy. 62. We are on 5-1/2 acres of beautiful grounds. Booths will be $50 for the weekend for a standard area of 10’x10’ or 20’. We will have overnight security, so it will not be necessary to take the entire booth down on Saturday night. There is detailed information on our website if you want to take a look. We are anticipating 300 to 400 attendees.

 

If you are interested in participating, we would love to talk to them. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon!

 

Best Regards,

Karen Wickman

Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House

marketing@prospecthotel.com

541-560-3664 or 800-944-6490

 

NEW TWITTER ACCOUNT

  Just got the Clayfolk Twitter Account up and running !

This is the perfect time to make a twitter account and follow our team site. I’m getting the word out to all the clay artists and artists that I have met through Etsy. If you have special customers that twitter please pass the word that we now are on board …

We can put links from our team account to your Etsy Shops or Web pages so it is a good way to promote your wares. As we get closer to the show I will try to make daily announcements with dates and times. Here is the new account ... http://twitter.com/clayfolk

For suggestions or questions please email me at terraworks@cpros.com Teri Nelson

 

OPTIONS FOR RECEIVING THE NEWSLETTER

 

As postage continues to increase, please consider getting your newsletter via your computer. It's fast, saveable, printable and cheaper. If you aren't able to get it electronically, then please enjoy the hard copy that will arrive in your mailbox!! To change to email only please contact our membership chair. Marydee Bombick.

 

Letter From The Editor

Dear Clayfolk Members :

 

I'm Hannah Brehmer, the new Clayfolk newsletter editor. To get acquainted, you can go to www.hannahbrehmerpottery.org

 

First, thanks to CJ. for all the fine work she has done on this publication. Her new work schedule makes it necessary for her to pass the torch. I hope I do as well. I will be counting on members to email, call or write to me with your news, announcements and communications of any kind. My phone number is 541-324-9538. Address is 188 Beacon Hill Dr. , Ashland , OR , 97520 . You can send notices by email to newsletter@clayfolk.org

 

There will be a new section called "The Editor's Corner" where I plan to have a joke or thought for the day. Please email or phone me with a contribution. Just keep it clean! I'll be happy to have your feedback, suggestions and critiques, which will be published unless you ask me not to. I hope that the following might inspire you to send me a joke or two for publication. Here are a few to get you started : (They don't have to be about clay work)

 

  • Old potters never die, they just go to pot.

  • What happens to old potters? They get kilned.

  • Old potters never die, they just glaze over. 

 

Happy clay work........Hannah