to all! It has been a hectic and exciting year for the guild. Among
our activities are: a good start on the web site, excellent workshops,
participation in a local fund-raising event, ending with a successful holiday
exhibition. 2004 promises an array of activities just as good!
will be here for a 2-day workshop on March 13 & 14, Silvie Granatelli
is in the works for late August or early Sept. UK artist, John Calver will
return for a 5-day hands-on workshop Oct. 6-10, with a per-day rate for
those interested only in observing. John will also be having an exhibition
in Asheboro, co-coordinated by Dwight Holland, opening on Oct. 7th. A spring
exhibition is a possibility for our members and our non-profit status will
be activated soon.
member news: if you have not done so already, check out the article
in ClayTimes (Sept. issue) regarding member Billie Mitchell’s wonderful
work. And, in the Dec. issue of Clay Times, member Cindy Biles has a picture
of her work in the "Gallery" section. Congratulations to you both! Please
send news of your accomplishments to include in the guild newsletter!!!
My experience has been that your fellow guild members are interested in
what you are doing, especially all of our NEW MEMBERS out there!
same thought, if you are unable to make it to meetings, and have suggestions,
please send them via email; firstname.lastname@example.org,
or mail to PO Box 5656, Greensboro, NC 27435. All of our guild activities
are generated by member ideas!
Feb 14 – program: member Dottie
Talley will demonstrate and discuss underglazing techniques
April 3 – program to be announced
(the 2nd Sat. of April is the day before Easter)
June 12 – program to be announced
Aug 14 – program to be announced
Oct 16 – program to be announced
(the 2nd Sat falls during the J. Calver workshop)
Dec 11 – program to be announced
Upcoming programs include
hands-on with Jean Caviness, photographing your work, and brunch with ideas!
Mary Griffin, our program chair, is firming up the calendar. If you would
like to present a program or have an idea for one, please contact Mary.
All meetings are held at David
4541 Peeples Rd., Oak Ridge,
NC (336-668- 2192).
Saturday, January 9, 2004
Home of Peggy Lonon
Great food, assorted Guild reports,
and a rousting pottery gift exchange - our annual Guild meeting
was big success! Held at the lovely home of Peggy Lonon – long time
member, potter extraordinaire, and generally a good sport. Thank
Some of the things we talked about:
In 2004: we have several
workshops booked and several that are "under construction":
We have about 100 members
We sponsored 3 big workshops in 2003:
We participated in 3 special activities:
The Music Academy Festival – held at
Guilford College, the Guild sponsored a booth that sold pottery and
also provided kids with hands on clay experience (wheel and hand building)
Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC – Guild
members were invited to sell pottery in the Guild sponsored booth
Two Art Chicks, Christmas sale
– 20 members participated in a weekend pottery sale at a gallery in Greensboro
The treasury has $3,500- 4,000 – approximately
the same amount we had at the beginning of 2003.
We have a great new website: carolinaclayguild.com
– thank you Melody Watson for all your lovely work on our website!
We had several members attend
our meeting who had been members when the Guild first began and several
people who had never been to a Guild event and became new members.
It was a very nice afternoon. Looking forward to next year's!
Nick Joerling, Penland potter and well
published in pottery books and journals – March 13 and 14
John Calver, England – potter with 40
years of uninterrupted experience – and lots of fun, also a remarkable
talented potter – Oct 6-10
Sylvie Granatelli – maybe late Aug or
Susan Filley – maybe a rescheduling
of a previously planned workshop
A tile workshop – or other hand building
News & Announcements
|Billie Mitchell is featured
in an article in Clay Times (Sept. ’03 issue).
|Cindy Biles has work pictured
in the "Gallery" section of Clay Times (Dec. ’03 issue).
|Way to go!! Members, send
in your news!
Not sponsored by the Clay Guild - Click
Everyone is due to pay their Carolina
Clay Guild dues (except for the clever people who won a free membership
from the raffle at our Saturday morning meetings).
The cost is the same as last year
except maybe cheaper if you fit one of our special categories
The new dues structure…
Please send your dues to
Individual and spouse/family member
Degree seeking student $5.00
Senior Citizen $10.00
Senior Citizen and spouse/family member
Carolina Clay Guild
PO Box 5656
Greensboro, NC 27435
Scouts and the NC Pottery Center, Seagrove
The NC Pottery Center in Seagrove
is working with the NC Girl Scout Council for the first time this year
to offer a special pottery badge. They are asking for our help!
Girl Scout troops will make a
trip to Seagrove on one of five different Saturdays. NC Clay
Guilds are being asked to pick one of those days and commit to providing
the people to support the event. There will be five different stations:
1. demonstration on wheel throwing and introduction to pit firing, 2. glaze
science including safety equipment, measurements and glaze ingredients,
3. a museum scavenger hunt, based on a list developed by the museum people
and followed by a guided tour of the museum, 4. hands-on hand building,
the girls will make a pinch pot with oven bake clay that they can take
home, 5. archeological dig – a brief talk about traditional Native American
pottery, burnishing and decorating pots and a mock "dig" for pottery shards.
Volunteers will pick a station,
be given the support materials and patiently greet groups of joyful girl
scouts as they are lead through by people with electric cattle prods (just
seeing if you are paying attention!). We need about 20 people to
fully support one full day of girl scouting.
Saturday, March 27th?
Wouldn’t it be lovely to be the first Guild to commit - and then challenge
the Charlotte and Durham Guilds to "rise to the challenge" (do you hear
the theme from Rocky playing in the background?). Can you spare a
Saturday? It is a great way to learn more about the Seagrove Pottery
Center – what a national treasure! We are fortunate to have it so
If you want more information
or tentatively want your name on the ‘volunteer’ list please contact Marcy
(home 274-2008, work 274-5437, email email@example.com.)
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