Hank Murrow on wed 15 mar 06
and a Hank Murrow bowl!
On Mar 15, 2006, at 6:32 PM, The Sherman's wrote:
> QUOTING HANK;
> Brought some porcelain stone samples of David
> Stannard that I brought to share(wild dug porcelains which rang loudly
> long when banged together........none broke under the treatment!).
> ran after me to return a Southern Ice bowl I inadvertently left in the
> but couldn't find me, so I suggested(via email) that she just enjoy it.
> I took Hank's bowl back to my room after I tried chasing him down
> because I was concerned
> about security in the room. Has it ever been a problem of things
> disappearing from the open room? Googled Hank on
> my laptop the next day after I found the Clayart room closed, called
> home, found out where he was staying but wound up emailing him after I
> couldn't catch up to him by phone (does he stay in one place very
Not at NCECA!!!
> So I carefully packed the pot and put it in my carry on when he told
> me I
> didn't need to drop it at the desk of his hotel before I left.
> P.S. Did I mention I got a Hank Murrow bowl?
I am very glad I managed to get that bowl into your hands.............
and hope it suggests another avenue in your work. Thanks for taking
good care of it.
I had David Stannard and David and Karen Hendley to lunch with us on
Tuesday in Eugene, and had a great time together.
The Sherman's on wed 15 mar 06
and a Hank Murrow bowl!
A few snips from a number of messages the past few days, then my NCECA
Zephyr Pottery... again back home about 1/2 way out Long Island
From: Hank Murrow Subject: NCECA 2006
As it happened, I stayed across the street in the more minimal but
comfortable Shilo Inn ........porcelain stone samples of David
Stannard that I brought to share(wild dug porcelains which rang loudly and
long when banged together........none broke under the treatment!). Marcey
ran after me to return a Southern Ice bowl I inadvertently left in the room
but couldn't find me, so I suggested(via email) that she just enjoy it.
.....Did I mention I got a Nils Lou teabowl? I just thought I would mention
that, not that I am smug about it. Or anything......
I love you guys.
Kelly in Ohio... tired and nostalgic and a little sappy.
P.S. Did I mention I have a Nils Lou teabowl?
From: Barbara Brown
Subject: pocket angels NCECA
I want to thank the person who left the ceramic pocket angels for people to
take on the free gift table in the clayart room at nceca this year. There
were angels, hearts, smiling faces and stars. I took an angel and I love
And to my memories of......
A wonderful time in Portland. Rain as expected, snow made me feel like I
was back in NY. At least I didn't have to shovel any!
As a NCECA virgin (didn't use that in the title 'cause I didn't want to get
filtered out) I wasn't sure what to expect. I am not a natural extrovert
but have learned that unless I start talking to people and introducing
myself that some groups don't naturally reach out to the quiet newcomers to
make them feel included. Would my Clayart first experience had gone
differently if I hadn't made the effort? Hard to tell since I did reach out
and felt quite welcomed.
Clayart room and the people there and in the hotel were great. Lots of
laughing, smiles, and introductions. Good discussions, formally and spur of
the moment. Kind of hard as a newbie to know the "rules". I took Hank's
bowl back to my room after I tried chasing him down because I was concerned
about security in the room. Has it ever been a problem of things
disappearing from the open room? Since I was leaving and no else was there
I felt like hiding the bags that were left after the exchange and did take
Hank's bowl to my room when I went to take my prize mug there before the
And the wonderful wine floating around was my downfall.... a bit too much
tasting meant I left the party in the ballroom before most folks got there
and I decided sleeping was better than heading back to the Clayart room, so
missed the regrouping later in the evening (and Hank, too). Googled him on
my laptop the next day after I found the Clayart room closed, called his
home, found out where he was staying but wound up emailing him after I
couldn't catch up to him by phone (does he stay in one place very long?).
So I carefully packed the pot and put it in my carry on when he told me I
didn't need to drop it at the desk of his hotel before I left. And a good
thing it was with me- my bags made it home before I did and had probably had
taken a beating. I left the hotel at 9 am and actually flew over my house
when we were sent back to Baltimore because of the fog at our airport.
Spent about 6 hours in that airport, using my laptop to play games after I
found an AC plug since I couldn't fall asleep, and got to my house about
8:30 am, my bags arriving on the flight before mine.
Before the exchange I had put out the pocket charms I brought with me. They
are ^7 Standard "porcelain", made from cookie cutters (I have a ton of
different shapes), decorated with Mason stain colored slips from the same
body and fired with a clear glaze. They are very durable and I use 3M Super
Adhesive (found in the automotive section of your nearest Kmart) to glue tie
tacks or pin backs to some of them. Excellent glue- the pin breaks before
the backs come off and people have told me they've dropped them, washed and
dried them, tried to slam them in car doors. The ceramic breaks on occasion
but the glue holds! Others are decorated on both sides and become ornaments
for the holidays. As with Mel and his mugs, I give lots away to customers.
I did bring a few guardian angel pins with me but they went to a few special
folks who told me their stories after I mentioned my "other" job is as an
oncology nurse. And the pots I brought with me to show what kind of effects
you can create with commercial glazes if you go beyond what the manufacturer
expects or recommends also went to some Clayarters who especially made me
feel welcome (you know who you are so I'm not naming names).
Interesting, inspiring, and exciting conference... I went to a number of
different sessions and demos, endured some of the weather from he** on the
bus tours on Wednesday (better on Saturday), but got to see Mel's pots and
others from the regulars on Clayart. Was definitely about minus 10 hours on
sleep after the 5 days. I attended business meetings for both NCECA and the
Potters' Council (call me a masochist!). Deja vu to the extreme! I have
attended a number of Oncology Nursing Society conferences that average 5500
attendees each year (12,000 members). Same issues from all 3 groups.....
planning, participation, and communication..... and how few members actually
attend the meetings where issues are discussed and become involved with how
things are run and the money spent. The Potters' Council is in the early
stages but all groups have growing pains. It will be interesting to see how
the group grows and matures. The leadership appears to be committed and
ACERS has certainly given us a good liaison and support.
Happy to be home with the hubby and 4 cats.....
P.S. Did I mention I got a Hank Murrow bowl?