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invitation to take part to our first cup & saucer exhibition

updated wed 12 apr 06


Where I Fell In Love Gallery on fri 7 apr 06

Please could you list this invitation and foward it to any potters you know. Who knows we may receive 40,000 pieces in the next 15 months or more... Many thanks for all your help Where I Fell in Love Gallery

The Cup & Saucer Exhibition
14 July- 31July 2007

Another Mad Idea

Bruno & Fiona
would like to invite all the potters & ceramists around the world
to send us 1 cup and saucer to organise the biggest ever exhibition in the world.

Open to all potters and ceramicists all around the World
The cup and saucer have to be hand-made by you from clay (not mass produced)
The piece does not have to be functional
The deadline for receiving the piece is 14th June 2007
We need your name, address including country, telephone no. and email
An artist statement in not more than 30 words in English
Artist Price in sterling
Unsigned or unstamped pieces must come with a certificate of authenticity

Pass this invitation to any fellow potters you know, please spread the word
Link our website to your where websites are available

Prizes up to 500 will be awarded to the best 3 cups and saucers in the show

We will photograph each piece as it arrives and will be put on our website immediately.
If you do not see your piece on the website within 3 weeks of sending, please contact us.
We hope this inspires you so start potting, have fun. We are open for receiving pieces as from today.
The gallery is a secure site and fully insured
We will return any unsold pieces, following the close of the exhibition
We hold no responsibility for breakages in the post.

Bruno & Fiona

The Shambles, Market Place, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AG 01608 663809

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Janet Kaiser @ The Chapel of Art on tue 11 apr 06

I have received several e-mails from curious/concerned/suspicious Clay=
Arters asking me about the gallery currently requesting (via CLAYART and=
directly/personally off-line) for cups and saucers, so thought I would=
reply on-line to save time (I am currently only getting out of bed when=
necessary plus once per evening to pick up my daily dose of Clay plus any=
other mail). I am afraid I have never heard about either the people or the=
gallery concerned. That does not mean much because it is some distance=
away from us and I have neither family nor friends in Warwickshire to send=
on a recce.

So in the absence of any information at this time, I advise the same thing=
here-and-now, as for all requests received by e-mail... Use your common=
sense about the risks vs. any gains which are involved and take it from=
there. "Caution is the mother of the box of porcelain", as Himself would=
say (only in German! LOL!)

I have no wish to rain on their parade, but I *personally* would say they=
are not only mad to propose such a potentially massive undertaking for a=
mere week-long exhibition, but are very naive to ask for submissions in=
this way for a whole number of other reasons which may affect their=
commercial as well as their mental health... When I think of a potentially=
massive tax bill (import duty) on an UNKNOWN number of submissions, I go=
quite faint at the thought!!!

My lively inner eye on the one hand conjurs up images of a tythe-barn=
chocka-block with cups and saucers vs a totally empty gallery with a=
single cup and saucer perched on a pedestal on the other... The two comic=
extremes of not being able to tell just how many submissions will arrive=
over the next few weeks. What a hoot!

Janet Kaiser -- back from a month in Germany inc. a visit over the border=
to Aabenraa/Apenrade to visit Alisa C. Hope you did not develop this awful=
infection, Alisa?! It could be bird flu for all we know, but I am keeping=
away from the quacks (both human and avian) so less chance of spreading it=
8 Marine Crescent : Criccieth : GB-Wales LL52 0EA

Plan visiting The International Potters Path?
Contact: Janet Kaiser
Tel: ++44 (01766) 523122

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