Charles on wed 9 may 01
A real bummer!
We have had to cancel our Ellen Shankin workshop at R&T's Creative =
Oasis, perhaps we'll try again next year. I was really looking forward =
to having her here.=20
Thanks and sorry...
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Joyce Lee on fri 14 jun 02
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From: "L-Soft list server at clayart (1.8d)"
SUBJECT: Clayart Approval
> Message-ID: <016b01c213d4$af2aafc0$781c9d3f@v5p8u>
> From: "vince pitelka" >
> I have received a number of concerned posts, asking why my scheduled
> workshops at Michael McDowell's were cancelled, and I felt I should
> This would have been the sixth summer of my workshops at Michaels, two
> workshops every summer. I teach a limited number of workshop topics, =
> had simply saturated the Northwest with those workshops, and enrolment =
> much slower than in previous years. In order to proceed with the
> Michael would have had to order several tons (minimum quantities when
> ordering custom claybodies) of clay, and I would have had to ship =
> supplies, slide shows, etc. out to Washington before leaving for the
> last Saturday. The enrolment levels did not justify those things, so =
> decided the most sensible thing to do was to cancel this year. We =
> hated to do it. Michael has such a spectacular studio and organic =
> he always enjoys hosting the workshops. I love teaching the workshops =
> Michael's and I feel so lucky to have been able to do so for five
> consecutive summers. Now we need to give it a break for a year or =
> while I teach workshops in places where there is plenty of demand.
> I know that when someone signs up for a workshop, it usually involves
> vacation from their studio or job. It may be their primary vacation =
> year, and there is usually a great deal of planning and anticipation
> involved. For that reason I always try to avoid canceling a workshop. =
> the Appalachian Center for Crafts we understand this, we will still =
> workshop at a loss when enrolment is low, knowing that other full
> will make up for it. Michael is an independent farmer and potter and
> afford to take a loss on these workshops. He has very high standards =
> pots and his produce, and applies the same standards to everything he
> Michael would agree that either we do the very best job we can in
> workshops or we don't do them at all.
> Hope this explains things. I am still on my way out west for a few =
> of visiting, camping, and hiking, but as always I will remain on =
> may not post for a week at a time when I am somewhere out in the =
> favorite habitat. One of these days I'll win the lottery and get one =
> those $5K satellite downlink Internet hookups, and then I can access
> from ANYWHERE. Hmmmm, do I really want that?
> Best wishes -
> - Vince
> Vince Pitelka
> Appalachian Center for Crafts
> Tennessee Technological University
> 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville TN 37166
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