Arnold Howard on sun 1 apr 01
I finally got to meet many of you while manning Paragon's booth at
NCECA. I was impressed with the courtesy and friendship that I saw
everywhere. Potters are hard working, creative, down-to-earth,
Potters are a diverse group, from the college students in their
backpacks and faded jeans, to the gray-haired, bearded veterans,
frames muscular from years of lifting clay.
We left Sunday morning from the Hilton Garden Hotel. We met a
potter in the lobby, and gave her a ride to the airport. During the
drive, she told me that she was a beginning potter. She had
previously attended medical trade shows as a pharmaceutical
"What was your impression of the people you met at NCECA?" I asked
her as we sped down the highway.
"Potters are outspoken. They tell you just what they think. But
they do it with kindness. They are like a big family. By
comparison, the people at medical trade shows were like zombies."
I look forward to visiting with you again next year.
With best wishes,
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