steve graber on tue 11 jan 11
from what i saw at the prior 3 NCECA's, clayart's beauty is it's undergroun=
d and =3D0Ainformal yet professional room on the side line where people=3DA=
relax and be =3D0Athemselves.=3DA0 a very much "off duty" group.=3DA0 =3D0=
=3DA0Steve Graber, Graber's Pottery, Inc=3D0AClaremont, California USA=3D0A=
eve Tool - for awesome texture on pots! =3D0Awww.graberspottery.com steve@g=
berspottery.com =3D0A=3D0A=3D0AOn Laguna Clay's website=3D0Ahttp://www.lagu=
m: William &=3D
Susan Schran User =3D0ATo: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG=3D0AS=
Tue, January 11, 2011 9:40:44 AM=3D0ASubject: Clayart and NCECA conference=
=3D0A=3D0ASo, I'm sitting here thinking about our Clayart room, the NCECA c=
rence,=3D0Awhere folks might gather, etc....=3D0A=3D0ASo I pick up the phon=
e and =3D
call NCECA corporate offices.=3D0AFirst person I talk to has no idea what t=
Clayart discussion group is.=3D0AI'm looking at their web site and ask for=
ori Nielsen, Conference Manager.=3D0AAt least she's heard of Clayart.=3D0AI=
if there are any rooms available in the conference center for small=3D0Agr=
ps to gather - nope, all meeting rooms booked with events.=3D0AOk, expected=
his, so I ask who's in charge of programming?=3D0ASteve Hilton, Program Man=
er.=3D0A=3D0ASo, for Seattle, 2012, would we want to propose some kind of p=
am or=3D0Aexhibition at the exhibition hall? Propose a series of workshops =
we've=3D0Adone in past Clayart rooms? I'm thinking out loud here folks, ju=
stirring=3D0Aup the pot to learn what folks think about this.=3D0A=3D0AIf =
nk this is a good idea, this would have to be submitted as a=3D0Awritten pr=
osal to NCECA and be approved by their Board of Directors, so=3D0Ait's not =
st asking for a room to use.=3D0A=3D0AI'm certainly willing do my part and =
with others on any ideas.=3D0A=3D0ABill=3D0A--=3D0AWilliam "Bill" Schran=
William & Susan Schran User on tue 11 jan 11
So, I'm sitting here thinking about our Clayart room, the NCECA conference,
where folks might gather, etc....
So I pick up the phone and call NCECA corporate offices.
First person I talk to has no idea what the Clayart discussion group is.
I'm looking at their web site and ask for Dori Nielsen, Conference Manager.
At least she's heard of Clayart.
I ask if there are any rooms available in the conference center for small
groups to gather - nope, all meeting rooms booked with events.
Ok, expected this, so I ask who's in charge of programming?
Steve Hilton, Program Manager.
So, for Seattle, 2012, would we want to propose some kind of program or
exhibition at the exhibition hall? Propose a series of workshops as we've
done in past Clayart rooms? I'm thinking out loud here folks, just stirring
up the pot to learn what folks think about this.
If we think this is a good idea, this would have to be submitted as a
written proposal to NCECA and be approved by their Board of Directors, so
it's not just asking for a room to use.
I'm certainly willing do my part and work with others on any ideas.
William "Bill" Schran