Marcia Selsor on mon 13 mar 06
We drove home on Sat. afternoon and got into Montana on Sunday. The
sun came out in western Washington.
It was great seeing eberyone. The Clayart room was home. Loved our
breakfast buffet with sleepy smiles.
You could sit anywhere and have good conversation. Russel should be
home by Monday. -Brussels.
Another year and another gathering of the clan. Now back to the studio.
The wenches and pirates were wonderful.
Best to everyone,
Marcia Selsor in snowy Billings.
Jennifer Boyer on mon 13 mar 06
The worst thing about NCECA is that there's no way to see/do
everything that's offered so I sometimes come home feeling like I
missed EVERYTHING!! But I did go over all I saw and it was a massive
amount of great stuff.
I loved watching Josh Deweese, as Vince had suggested, and might be
tempted to buy the video.
It's always great to visit with the suppliers.
I continue to harass the Giffin folks about a grip variation I need.
Brian actually got out a notebook and sketched a picture of a
I talked to the Advancer folks about a shelf that broke. They want me
to send in a part of the shelf that I noticed has a void in it. I may
get a break on a replacement.
It was nice talking to Todd at Claystamps.com, maker of AWESOME clay
stamps. I put my web address on my pots now.
It was satisfying to find out that after the previous NCECA where I
hauled my photo booth set up to the Clayart Room, both Mel and John H
have seen the light and switched to the
light tent photo cube/full spectrum florescent way of taking pix. It
was a friend at home who introduced me to the lights and I think
Clayarters that first talked about the graduated back ground paper
and photo cubes. These all come together to take EASY pix for not
Marcia, did you see "Horse of a Thousand Hands" at the Lawrence
Gallery?? Amazing, along with the other pots there.
The Mesa Show put on by Santa Fe clay was just as good as last year:
a dinnerware show with a great range of potters including several
Vermonters. One, Aysha Peltz grew up near me and was a teenage
assistant to my potter friend Lucinda Rochester in high school. Aysha
went to art school, married another potter, Todd Wallstrom and now
has pots in lots of national shows. Nice to see the YOUNG potters out
Richard Burkett's talk on the digital changeover in photography was
great and made me feel SO sorry for all those college clay professors
out there who are caught in the changeover with collections of
thousands of slides they need to use in their classes....and need to
I liked the show at the Japanese Gardens and of course the Gardens
themselves where amazing, even in the ever present rain.
At Powells I found 2 out of print cookbooks I've been needing to
Portland is the most user friendly city and we found great food
everywhere! I was only sorry that a bunch of us got caught waiting
for a table at the Lebanese restaurant and missed Mel's opening.....
So that's only part of it, but I've gotta go up to the studio and see
On Mar 13, 2006, at 3:58 AM, Marcia Selsor wrote:
> Hi All,
> We drove home on Sat. afternoon and got into Montana on Sunday. The
> sun came out in western Washington.
> It was great seeing eberyone. The Clayart room was home. Loved our
> breakfast buffet with sleepy smiles.
> You could sit anywhere and have good conversation. Russel should be
> home by Monday. -Brussels.
> Another year and another gathering of the clan. Now back to the
> The wenches and pirates were wonderful.
> Best to everyone,
> Marcia Selsor in snowy Billings.
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