Michelle Lowe on wed 3 oct 01
I wanted to send a notice that we still have room in our Linda Arbuckle
workshop coming up on November 10 and 11 sponsored by Arizona CLAY. It
will be held in Phoenix at Paradise Valley Community College and the cost
is $75-non members/ $65 members/ $80 for 2002 membership plus workshop.
PVCC is located at 18401 N 32 St in Phoenix. For more information, or to
sign up for this workshop email or call Mishy at-
Another announcement is that our highly successful Empty Bowls project is
coming up VERY SOON (Oct 12) and I am hoping someone out there might want
to ship me off an extra special silent auction piece to help raise money
for the local hungry in Phoenix. Last year we made over $38,000 and we are
very proud to have been a part of Empty Bowls for its entire life-span
(this is our twelfth year). If that is a possibility, please email or
call me and I will give you a shipping address for your piece. Many thanks
to all past donors and regards to all who work hard to help the less
fortunate in your own areas!
Michelle Lowe potter in the Phoenix desert
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Nanci Bishof on thu 4 oct 01
I attended a workshop Linda gave a couple of years ago. It was well worth the
fees and then some. She is extremely generous with her time and knowledge.
Her presentations on the history of majolica and contemporary majolica are
superb. I still use her handouts and photos of her demonstrations that I took
when teaching my kids (middle school). Much info on the underglazes, oxides
and Mason Stains is shared. Her decorative application is calligraphic and
wonderful to watch. Many of the bowls my students decorated for Empty Bowls
using majolica were auctioned off rather than placed with the bulk of bowls
produced and helped to raise additional funding for the food bank. The Empty
Bowls organizers gave the reason as being their decorative glazing. We're
doing majolica again for the Empty Bowls event this year but will use her
recipe for ^6 so that our clay has matured and less porous.