Philip Poburka on sun 16 jan 11
----- Original Message -----
From: "Antoinette Badenhorst"
>I am flying to Tampa again and wonder what I will bring back with me this
>time. Do you buy any pottery and if so, how do you decide what to buy? Wha=
>do you buy in the venders hall? Do you look for any special things from
>ceramic suppliers or how do you buy?
> Antoinette Badenhorst
As for me, when participating in an 'nceca', I buy ( well, I buy the use of
a 'Booth' of course, for a few daze, but...)
Quite a bit of Food and various Drinks...lots of Coffee, which is of course=
both a Food, and a Drink, in one!
Maybe eight or ten packs of Cigarettes...
Sometimes I buy a Pot or two, and or trade for Pots, and or am given Pots,
and, between those three, by golly if I have not accrued a very VERY nice
collection of really lovely Pots of various kinds over the years.
If I am on Vacation, I buy...
Lots of Food and various Drinks...and lots of Coffee ( see above )...
Plenty of Cigarettes...
And, after that, who knows...maybe nothing, maybe something...all depends.
I am like-a-Dog as far as Travel goes - soon as I even THINK I am going to
be travelling, I want to start eating...old, old Mammal instincts I guess..=
William & Susan Schran User on sun 16 jan 11
On 1/16/11 7:14 PM, "Antoinette Badenhorst"
> I am flying to Tampa again and wonder what I will bring back with me this
> time. Do you buy any pottery and if so, how do you decide what to buy? Wh=
> you buy in the venders hall? Do you look for any special things from cera=
> suppliers or how do you buy?
For the conferences in Pittsburgh and Philly I bought several pieces of
pottery from various shows because I drove and could transport them back
easily. At Louisville I purchased one of your pots and the mug exchange, no=
much room when flying.
I usually buy work that intrigues me in some fashion and mostly something I
would not create, like objects with prominent texture.
I have bought several things in the past from the vendors hall, got them
home, tried them once or twice, then stuck them in a box and go back to my =
or 10 tools I use all the time.
William "Bill" Schran
Larry Kruzan on mon 17 jan 11
I bought just about everything in the exhibitors hall - the first year - =
only needed half the hall the next year - you and your "Very Significant =
Other" have seen my home studio, you know that's true. LOL=3D20
Food and coffee are highly thought of items.
On my last trip to Louisville, I bought pots made by friends. This year =3D
I'm carrying some with me to sale and trade, small things. 4 or 5 tubs. =3D
But we are towing a 35' trailer too. Lots of room.=3D20
I also plan to stop at Larkin Furnace on the way home to pick up a few =3D
kiln shelves for my small wood fired kiln project.
Lost Creek Pottery=3D09
From: Clayart [mailto:Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of Antoinette =3D
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2011 6:15 PM
Subject: What do you buy at NCECA, or for that matter when are on =3D
I am flying to Tampa again and wonder what I will bring back with me =3D
this time. Do you buy any pottery and if so, how do you decide what to =3D
buy? What do you buy in the venders hall? Do you look for any special =3D
things from ceramic suppliers or how do you buy?
Snail Scott on mon 17 jan 11
On 1/16/11 7:14 PM, "Antoinette Badenhorst" =3D
> I am flying to Tampa again and wonder what I will bring back with me =3D
Since I usually take something to the cup sale and another=3D20
to the Clayart exchange, I have the nice sturdy box that=3D20
they were packed in, and generally limit my acquisitions=3D20
to what will fit into it going back.
I may buy a few small tools on impulse, but mainly I take=3D20
home information: business cards with notes on the back=3D20
about interesting new products, etc.=3D20
I used to buy small quantities of chemicals that would=3D20
incur big shipping surcharges if mailed (like silver nitrate),=3D20
but I am leery of doing that anymore. I'm not even sure that=3D20
US Pigment was there last year.
Patty on mon 17 jan 11
US Pigment was not there last year. I hope they make it this year.
I recently bought 1/4 pound bags of Cobalt Oxide, Copper Oxide and carbonat=
and Magnesium dioxide from a supplier and put them in a carry-on bag. They
stopped the line to search my bag because the oxides showed up opaque on th=
scanner. A few tense moments while I contemplated them confiscating the
powders (they were not cheap). They let them thru but from now on I'll
order from US Pigments who ships them priority mail in a flat rate box not
problem. USPS $5 shipping for the oxides is cheaper then what they charge
for checked luggage and they could decide to remove the items from checked
luggage. A friend once brought home made maple syrup as a gift and it was
obvious the inspectors had removed the tape from around the bottle caps and
retaped them in her checked luggage. Not complaining, I feel safer knowing
they are checking liquids but now I know what to expect.
This year if I buy any sharp tools at NCECA, I'll have to mail them home or
pay for checked luggage.
steve graber on mon 17 jan 11
it's easy to forget=3DA0simple stuff when you're in a whole 'nother town, b=
UPS =3D0Astores and various competitors will pack and ship for you at no o=
low charge.=3DA0 =3D0Athat's a handy way to simply send those extra free-be=
ome and not fuss with a =3D0Aplane.=3DA0 airport security likely has no ide=
out what those weird powders are =3D0Awe come across.=3DA0 =3D0A=3D0A=3D0Ai=
fact that they=3DA0DID let me carry a warhead fuze on a plane once back =
n 1984......=3DA0 those were the good old days!=3DA0 =3D0A=3D0A=3DA0Steve G=
ber's Pottery, Inc=3D0AClaremont, California USA=3D0AThe Steve Tool - for a=
me texture on pots! =3D0Awww.graberspottery.com firstname.lastname@example.org =
=3D0A=3D0AOn Laguna Clay's website=3D0Ahttp://www.lagunaclay.com/blogs/ =3D=
=3D0A=3D0A________________________________=3D0AFrom: Dana Om Pottery urna84=3D
5@YAHOO.COM>=3D0ATo: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG=3D0ASent: Mon, January 17, 20=
:24:03 PM=3D0ASubject: Fw: What do you buy at NCECA, or for that matter whe=
are on vacation?=3D0A=3D0AAt NCECA Philadelphia, i bought some beautiful ha=
de paddles, Doolan trimming=3D0Atools, a couple of T-shirts, and some bump-=
s (i think that's what they are=3D0Acalled). What filled up my suitcase was=
laze samples free ribs, posters, free=3D0Acanvas bags.....way too many free=
es! As I was driving I filled up a few=3D0Ashopping bags. As I will be flyi=
for Tampa NCECA and doing the cruise also, i=3D0Awill have to be a bit mor=
discriminating.=3D0A=3D0ANote to self, get to the cup sale early as it sold=
within a hour or so.=3D0A=3D0ADana=3D0A=3D0A\=3D0A=3D0A=3D0A=3D0A----- For=
warded Message -=3D
---=3D0AFrom: Snail Scott =3D0ATo: Clayart@LSV.C=
ICS.ORG=3D0ASent: Mon, January 17, 2011 10:52:04 AM=3D0ASubject: Re: What d=
u buy at NCECA, or for that matter when are on vacation?=3D0A=3D0AOn 1/16/1=
14 PM, "Antoinette Badenhorst" =3D0Awrote:=
I am flying to Tampa again and wonder what I will bring back with me this=
=3D0A> time...=3D0A=3D0A=3D0ASince I usually take something to the cup sale=
ther=3D0Ato the Clayart exchange, I have the nice sturdy box that=3D0Athey =
packed in, and generally limit my acquisitions=3D0Ato what will fit into i=
going back.=3D0A=3D0AI may buy a few small tools on impulse, but mainly I t=
=3D0Ahome information: business cards with notes on the back=3D0Aabout inte=
ing new products, etc.=3D0A=3D0AI used to buy small quantities of chemicals=
t would=3D0Aincur big shipping surcharges if mailed (like silver nitrate),=
but I am leery of doing that anymore. I'm not even sure that=3D0AUS Pigment=
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Fisher Cheryl on mon 17 jan 11
I buy Dolan Tools to take back to the studio in which I work. I buy a =3D
mug from the Mug sale. I buy an individual's clay piece. I buy stamps. =3D
And I always bought from the Brushman. Sure miss him. I usually carry =3D
the clay pieces in a back pack and put in overhead. Tools in suitcase. =3D
One year I won $100 and bought books I wouldn't necessarily buy. I also =3D
had a Soldner poster. Will miss them and him.
Sarasota, Florida USA=3D