Earth and Fire Pottery on thu 20 jan 05
I want to thank everyone who participated and shared their skills during the workshop in Mendocino last weekend. Over 100 people shared came away with a lot of new skills, and the Potters Council continued in it's mission of providing educational opportunities for potters. There were a total of 24 two hour sessions, with three sessions going on at the same time. I want to say a special thanks to Susan Enderle and Tim Fredricks from ACERS, who provided superb marketing and logistical support and terriffic on site organization. Also, Peter Christensen, Susan friend, ( an air quality analyst), was our 'guy friday'. He unfailingly did every odd job needed to see to it the event continued to go smoothly.
The weather was beautiful, the wales were migrating and were visible from the beach 2 blocks from the Mendocino Art Center. Eating as much fresh fish as possible was enjoyed by all, and the whole town knew we were there and opened their door and offered us specials on food and lodging. Smiles everywhere. It was a wine crowd, split about evenly between red and white, and i guess that's fitting in Northern California. the biggest problem of the weekend was that there were not enough egg salad sandwiches for Friday's lunch. :( Everyone helped when necessary, and it was very gratifying to me to see such camaraderie and so many smiling faces.
I brought in two young fiddlers I know to entertain one night, which everyone enjoyed. Be sure to ask David Hendley to perform his song 'Cobalt Blues' when you see him. It was excellent.
I want to thank our sponsors, the American Ceramic Society, The Orchard Valley Ceramics Guild, Laguna Clay and KOZT-FM in Fort Bragg, who provided the funding for the fiddlers. KOZT has the distinction of having been voted the best small market station in the country two years ago by the National Asso. of Broadcasters. Privately owned, they play classic rock, blues and just good music. Also, thanks to the Mendocino Arts Center for opening their facilities to us and making us feel most welcome, as did the town of Mendocino. If you are ever in Mendocino, stop by the art center and say you're from the Potters Council, or that you're a potter, and you will be welcomed with open arms.
So, there are T-shirts from the workshop left over, and they are specially priced at 10. each along with $2.50 shipping and handling for each one. There are large and extra large shirts available. If you would like some, send a check for $12.50 for each one to Gregg Lindsley, PO Box 402, Cobb Ca. 95426, and I will send them out to you right away.
Yours in Clay, Gregg Lindsley
Gregg Allen Lindsley
Earth and Fire Pottery
Instructor - Mendocino College
Board Member Potters Council
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