Paul Lewing on mon 20 mar 06
on 3/20/06 2:13 PM, Gay Judson at gjudson@SBCGLOBAL.NET wrote:
> I think it is a missed opportunity for the presenter AND for the
> participant if pots are not available. No one had to buy
> anything--but it is nice to be able to do that if you want to...
I think so too, but not just because the presenter gets a little extra money
and the attendee gets a piece to remember the workshop by. I would never
teach a workshop without taking some of my work, just because it's the best
way to show people what you're talking about. When you hand out glaze
recipes, for instance, it really helps to say, "That's this glaze right
here", and so on. I would take some work to show even if I was certain I
would not sell it.
Paul Lewing, Seattle
mel jacobson on mon 20 mar 06
i have put a pix on my website, clayart page below/
of one of the cases from the iron saga show.
note glass reflections etc...but you will get the idea.
if the venue director wants me to send pots, i send
pots. if the gang that pays my way wants pots, i bring them.
i just don't make it the focus of the workshop.
i have had many folks say to me when i am done.
`thank you for not making us feel like we had to buy things.`
dignity and professional courtesy rules.
it is not about my pension, or greed, or anything else.
i sell a hell of a lot of pots. i am not shy.
it is just that `integrity of the audience` rules my workshops.
period. and, any workshop presenter in america knows i give a guarantee.
`if folks are unhappy in any way with my presentation, i give my
fee back. if any students are ignored or feel unsafe, i give my fee back.`
i also give scholarships to attend my workshops. if a person cannot
afford the fee, i allow them to attend free. take the fee from my salary if
need be. i have never had to return any money, to anyone.
"Luck is prepaid."
Gay Judson on mon 20 mar 06
I don't know why I keep jumping in as if to defend Tony--who does not
need it. But I care about what really happened and right now it does
not seem to be being presented. Tony arrived without any pots to sell
(both in OK and TX). In OK it was because pots got hung up at the
border--they arrived a day after the workshop and there where enough
people waiting to see and buy those pots that there were none when he
arrived in TX. Late Saturday--or at dinner Saturday night--someone
asked Tony if he had pots for us to see and/or buy. He explained that
he did not. But there were pots on his web site and we could order
something if we wanted. A piece of paper was passed around (by me)
with pictures of some of the items on his web site. People signed up
for pieces they wanted. I gave Tony the list as he left town and he
has shipped what we ordered. =20
I'm trying to say Tony was not hawking pots at his workshop. But many
of us really wanted a piece of the workshop to hang on to--and we made
I think it is a missed opportunity for the presenter AND for the
participant if pots are not available. No one had to buy
anything--but it is nice to be able to do that if you want to...
Gay Judson in San Antonio, TX
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of mel
> it is just that `integrity of the audience` rules my workshops.
> period. and, any workshop presenter in america knows i give a