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clayart room at nceca

updated tue 31 oct 00


David Hendley on mon 30 mar 98

Yes, Elca, and anyone else who missed it,
The Clayart room at NCECA was THE place to be last week.
For me, it was truly the highlight of the convention, meeting and
putting faces (and mugs) with the names of my cyber-buddies.

The Worthington Hotel is one classy place, richly, yet tastefully
appointed, and, for a 'day tripper' like myself, the room offered
a place to relax and visit during breaks in the offical program.
Many thanks to Mel for arraigning it all. Since I know he would
not ask for more $ to cover the costs, I only hope enough people
kicked in so he is not 'out' big bucks for his effort.
Thanks also to the Clayart folks who traveled so far to be there.

As for NCECA itself, overwhelmed is the word that comes to mind.
I did my best to see all the shows, watch all the workshops, and
hear all the lectures, but ended up feeling frustrated by how much
I missed. With the action taking place at 3 hotels, and the exhibitions
at points near and far, travel time really cut into productive time.

David Hendley
Maydelle, Texas

Bill Jones on thu 13 jan 00

Plans are in the works for the Clayart Hospitality Room at the 2000 NCECA
Conference in Denver on March 22-25. Pottery Making Illustrated is
sponsoring the room again this year, but several co-sponsors have joined
with their support. Axner Pottery Supply, Ceramics Monthly, The Potters Shop
(Steve Branfman), Rosen Agency (Wendy Rosen), ITC, and Euclid's Kilns and
Elements have all pledged their support so Clayarters can have a place to

Activities for the room are being coordinated by Mel, so contact him at if you have any questions.

Bill Jones, Editor
Pottery Making Illustrated

L. P. Skeen on mon 30 oct 00

Does anyone know which hotel the Clayart Room will be in? I think the =
Mayor said it would NOT be in the host hotel.

L. P. Skeen
Living Tree Pottery & Handmade Soaps
Summerfield, NC
"I have to take my paycheck to the bank; it's too little to go there by =