Liz Willoughby on thu 16 mar 06
I am still suffering from Clayart withdrawal, and also from the fact
that I did not see as much as I should have. I think it was the
weather. It put a damper on things for me, didn't want to take the
risk of getting sick, (did anyway). I would love to go back to
Portland someday, in summer, or early fall, I think it is a wonderful
city, clean, with such a wonderful transportation system, and no
sales tax. Man oh man, how good is that?
About Artstream. There was an article about it in Ceramic's Monthly
a couple of years ago. Tony C, many of the potters had changed from
last year in Baltimore. What a brilliant idea though, and they are
for the most part potter's pots. I came away with a few wonderful
small pieces. Mary Barringer, Josh DeWeese, and that Matt guy, who's
last name escapes me, but has soda fired work. Also that Mother
Goose store, (strange name for a fine craft store), what a find, I
could have spent a million bucks in there.
Such a strange thing happened one day, I was having lunch in the
Convention Center. Potters from Western Canada that I never get to
see, and from Ontario, joined me, then, someone touches my shoulder,
it is Claudia, then Bill her husband, and then Nan (from Arizona)
comes along, and then Denys James, who was our leader, all who went
on the Thailand trip with me a couple of years ago. And there too,
was Maurice who told me before that he knew Claudia and Bill. It was
really wonderful to see them all again.
The next day, I bumped into Nan Coffin, who I met in Denver, where we
instantly bonded, and so we went to see some Galleries in the Pearl
District. How lucky am I? The sun even came out that afternoon.
So, I didn't see many galleries, some I really regret not seeing, but
I did have some wonderful moments.
Many of them with clayarters, that I hadn't really known before.
Sandy, Heidi, Susan, MaryLu (who demonstrated on Russel's head how to
make a scarf into a hat!), Steve S., and of course so good to see and
talk to Maurice again, and John H., and Bonnie, Joyce, Mel, Kurt,
David H., Craig M., Hank, (I can still hear those pots ringing) and ,
and, and, . .. . the list goes on, but is still too short
because I didn't meet and talk to enough people. Oh and of course
Marta, and Bacia!
I found out that it is 10 times better to meet a clayarter in
person, and have a conversation with them, than just read their
posts. Both are good, but so nice to talk to a clayarter who you
instinctively like by their posts.
Well, I must be feeling better, so read on for a laugh.
Has anyone seen that commercial on TV where the woman is standing
there with her skirt caught in her knickers? Yep, THAT happened to
me at NCECA. Dining out with 5 very nice gentlemen on Friday night,
and after using the restroom before leaving the restaurant, part of
my skirt was stuck up there somehow.....geez louise, and none of
these guys let me know. Maybe these guy's couldn't see straight with
the martini's that they consumed. Never mind, it was a fun night.
Meticky Liz from Grafton, Ontario, Canada
"Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such
desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep his pace with his
companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let
him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
Henry David Thoreau
Hank Murrow on thu 16 mar 06
On Mar 16, 2006, at 1:30 PM, Liz Willoughby wrote:
> Has anyone seen that commercial on TV where the woman is standing
> there with her skirt caught in her knickers? Yep, THAT happened to
> me at NCECA. Dining out with 5 very nice gentlemen on Friday night,
> and after using the restroom before leaving the restaurant, part of
> my skirt was stuck up there somehow.....geez louise, and none of
> these guys let me know. Maybe these guy's couldn't see straight with
> the martini's that they consumed. Never mind, it was a fun night.
Thanks to those Gentlemen Connoisseurs!