|eNEWSLETTER - December - January 2011|
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FROM THE PRESIDENT
The 2010 Clayfolk Annual Sale was a big success and one of best shows ever, thanks to our faithful following of clientele, and great potters new and old. I would like to thank all the committee chairs for the hard work they did to produce such a wonderful show, all the participating potters for the work they did on their committees and during their work shifts, and, Debora Mahannah, our show chair, for her willingness to take on challenges with a tireless sense of humor. We are looking forward to employing her expertise again next year.
See you on January 23rd at the potluck, Penelope Dews
Mandatory Chairs' Meeting
Talent Fire House
Please update your notebooks and bring them to the meeting.
Potluck and Gift Exchange
This gathering will be held once again at the Talent Fire House on Hwy 99 near the intersection of Suncrest/Colver and Hwy 99. This is a fun time for members to catch up on Clayfolk news, celebrate our show success and look to the New Year. The general meeting and program will be followed by the gift exchange. To participate in the gift exchange, please bring one of your pieces of pottery wrapped and ready to go. Bob Johnson will present the program. He will show slides on how to build a spray booth and will also provide information on several different sprayers that he uses. Members are asked to bring their favorite sprayers so the group can share their spraying techniques and experiences, enriching all of our knowledge. We will also be reviewing committee chair and board positions open as of June 1st. Everyone in the entire membership is encouraged to consider serving on the board or as a committee chair. There are many positions that do not require you to live in Southern Oregon and serving is a great way to get to know members you may not have met or know well, share your ideas, and earn those valuable points.
A gallery in
Welcome to the following new members : Debra and Larry Nelson from
From the Show Chair
Thank you everyone for working together to make this year's show one of the largest ones to date. I enjoyed meeting the new artists that joined the show this year and hope Clayfolk members were able to make their acquaintance. I look forward to working with everyone during the next year's show to make it a success as well. All chairs please update any information, including budgets, equipment changes with description, contact names and numbers, timeline of events, future desires/thoughts for your committee, suggestions for next year as to what worked, what didn't, and etc.
Please provide me with a copy of your
update either by email email@example.com or by snail mail
The next meeting is set for Sunday, January 23rd at at the Talent Firehouse, Talent, OR. This is our annual potluck. Chairs meeting is , please bring your updates. Wishing you the best over the holidays and with all your various holiday shows.
Library Book Donations for 2010
Ceramic in the Environment Wall Pieces
Janet Mansfield Dominique Bivar Segurado
Techniques Using Slips Slab Techniques
John Mathieson Ian Marsh and Jim Robinson
The Basic of Throwing On the River Through the
David Cohen Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman
Studio Space Available
Contact Susy Manley for more information : firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at the front
desk at the
Blast From the Past
From the Archives
"….. We thought it would be good to have a meeting to get everyone's ideas about Clayfolk and where it should be going. One of our ideas is to form a steering committee to provide more continuity. JoAnn has volunteered her house for a meeting Tuesday at " Bonnie and JoAnn
"Our good friends, the Southern Oregon Pottery and Supply Co. must be moved to their new location by the end of June. Bonnie and Bill need help desperately. We hope you will give them a hand. "
On a beautiful sunny day a novice balloonist was having a first flight. To his surprise several things went wrong simultaneously, resulting in the balloon's rapid descent. In a state of near panic, he tried all that he could think of to remedy the situation before he imminently suffered a harsh landing in the trees. As he pondered his situation, much to his surprise, he saw a man flying through the air heading up toward the balloon. At first it looked like there would be a collision of the two, but as the flying man approached, it became apparent that he would only pass within shouting distance. As the man neared, the novice balloonist shouted, "Say there, do know anything about flying a balloon?" "No." replied the man, "Do you know anything about firing a gas kiln?"
Contributed by Roxanne Hunnicutt
You Might Be a Potter If : You think Hairy Potter is that guy who has been stoking his wood-fired kiln for 5 days.
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Happy Holidays! Hannah