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Logan

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About Logan

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  • Birthday December 7

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Marysville, Wa.
  • Interests
    Clay , Food, Makeup art
  1. <br id="yiv203685359yui_3_2_0_17_1326230316308146"><br class="yui-cursor"> Hi Everyone, The Potters Council is looking for some help with the new mentoring program. As you can imagine there are a lot of folks looking for mentors & no where near enough mentors to go around. I couldn't think of a better place to look for people willing to help. Some folks are looking for help with : Skills & Technique Business sales 101 (how to begin) Business plans Marketing plans Critiquing work How to Publish Photographing work Book recommendations Website review Specific firing techniques Glaze help Just to name a few things. This is no different than what we do every day. These folks just need some one on one time by phone or e mail or if you are geographically close enough even in person if both parties want that. You don't have to be a teacher at a school with a hand full of degrees. ( not that any of these folks would be turned away from the program) All you have to do is be willing to share what you've already learned with people that don't know what you know . If you can't answer a mentee's question maybe you can guide them in the right direction so they can find an answer themselves. You never can tell, the person you help may be able to help you solve a problem you've been having with something or inspire you in a direction you hadn't considered. Please don't let the word mentor scare you away. I "shared what little I knew" with a wonderful gal who posted to Clayart by answering some questions & it turned out she was a clay newbie that was just hired for an art teaching position in a school & had inherited a ceramics program included in the art classes. It would take me days to express how good I felt knowing I was helping her keep both her & her class safe , fun and cost effective for the small school she was teaching at. At the time neither of us thought of what we were doing as mentoring. I was "just sharing" what I had learned with a friend & helping her keep things safe for her & the kids. Not to mention through her I helped teach & influence the next generation of clay artists . I can honestly say there is no better reward or compensation than knowing I've actually done something (& will continue to do) for the future of the medium that I love & that's given me so much . Check out the Potters Council website . Here's the link to the mentoring page: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/potters-council-members/potters-council-mentoring-program/ Hope to see you in Seattle ! Logan
  2. <br id="yiv203685359yui_3_2_0_17_1326230316308146"><br class="yui-cursor">Hi Everyone, The Potters Council is looking for some help with the new mentoring program. As you can imagine there are a lot of folks looking for mentors & no where near enough mentors to go around. I couldn't think of a better place to look for people willing to help. Some folks are looking for help with : Skills & Technique Business sales 101 (how to begin) Business plans Marketing plans Critiquing work How to Publish Photographing work Book recommendations Website review Specific firing techniques Glaze help Just to name a few things. This is no different than what we do every day. These folks just need some one on one time by phone or e mail or if you are geographically close enough even in person if both parties want that. You don't have to be a teacher at a school with a hand full of degrees. ( not that any of these folks would be turned away from the program) All you have to do is be willing to share what you've already learned with people that don't know what you know . If you can't answer a mentee's question maybe you can guide them in the right direction so they can find an answer themselves. You never can tell, the person you help may be able to help you solve a problem you've been having with something or inspire you in a direction you hadn't considered. Please don't let the word mentor scare you away. I "shared what little I knew" with a wonderful gal who posted to Clayart by answering some questions & it turned out she was a clay newbie that was just hired for an art teaching position in a school & had inherited a ceramics program included in the art classes. It would take me days to express how good I felt knowing I was helping her keep both her & her class safe , fun and cost effective for the small school she was teaching at. At the time neither of us thought of what we were doing as mentoring. I was "just sharing" what I had learned with a friend & helping her keep things safe for her & the kids. Not to mention through her I helped teach & influence the next generation of clay artists . I can honestly say there is no better reward or compensation than knowing I've actually done something (& will continue to do) for the future of the medium that I love & that's given me so much . Check out the Potters Council website . Here's the link to the mentoring page: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/potters-council-members/potters-council-mentoring-program/ Hope to see you in Seattle ! Logan
  3. After sitting on my rear for too long not doing much with a broken ankle I would want to be a coffee addict's favorite cup/mug ! Color me functional !
  4. Hey Chris, I figured I would borrow a couple of sea turtles & surf home when the chocolate ran out then, rent out a lovely beach front condo (aka 6'x4' pottery jar) to the rich & famous.
  5. I would take a six foot tall by four foot wide jar filled with hot fudge sauce. This would give me something to dip my coconut meat into & when I was finished with the hot fudge it would give me a place to crawl into to get away from the sun. Being a red head I burn really badly at the beach. Surf's Up !!!
  6. Hey There Gang, You are not going to believe the challenge that walked into my store. A gal that is just about to get her online degree to teach walked into my studio saying she wanted to learn to throw. So I told her sure, let's get you signed up so she paid her fee & when she came by for her first lesson she dropped her bombshell on me. She has an interview with a local high school in ONE MONTH to be the ceramics teacher. No, I'm not joking. Her only choice for learning anything in this town is me or books. After telling her the harsh truth that what she's asking for is just not possible and some of the reasons why. I told her I could help instruct her in some basic aspects of studio safety & some slightly more advanced "arts & crafts" type of projects but there would be no way she would be qualified to "teach ceramics" at any level. I told her I didn't want to discourage her but I had to tell her the truth so she knew where she stood. I also told her my help was no substitute for 4-6 years of serious ceramic education. So I'll do all I can to stress safety in the studio & with the kilns, some clay basics ( wedging , various ways of putting two pieces of clay together & basic hand building projects, glazes.) and beginning throwing if there's time. What really bugs me is that I'll be helping an unqualified person get a ceramics teaching job but if I don't help her I'm turning loose a potentially bigger train wreck on the kids , the school & the community Uuuuug! Talk about a rock & a hard place ! I would be grateful for any & all comments/ suggestions anyone wanted to share. Thanks ! Logan
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