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clayart mug exchange - idea

updated fri 24 oct 97


douglas gray on sat 4 oct 97

Just a suggestion:

I have done pot swaps, in this case a mug swap, and they can be handled very

1. First every one make and bring a mug, if you don't bring one you don't get
to leave with one, sorry.

2. number the mugs from 1 to 500+, what ever the number happens to be, hell the
way Mel is promoting/organizing we could number them 1 to 5,000,000. The more
the merrier. Also, might want to include the name of the person who made it.
Maybe not, keep it a surprise. Spend the next full year emailing each other to
find out whose pot you got.

3. Someone has to put each of the numbers, from 1 to 5,000,000 on a small piece
of paper and fold them up. A tough job, but I'll do it if nobody wants to.
Then all the number go into a box, a big box, hell lets say it goes into a big
ceramic bowl. Include clay whenever you can.

4. One at a time, single file, every one who brought a mug gets to draw a number
out and SHAZAM, the mug with the corresponding number is yours. No even numbers
to worry about, No one gets left out. No Lines, No hassles, No bribing Mel to
get that cup from Jack Troy.

5. Could even work for those not attending. Mail in a mug and return postage
(send stamps not money). Mel can draw a number for you. We put the new mug
back into your box, slap on the included postage. Drop off the boxes at the
front desk of the hotel and wait. Few days later you have a new mug.

Easy is as Easy does, or something like that.


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Douglas E. Gray
Assistant Professor of Art, Ceramics
Francis Marion Univeristy
Florence, South Carolina 29501