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In Topic: Nceca 2014 Milwaukee

24 January 2014 - 01:04 PM

haha- today the wind chills are -20 … ;) March can be snowy and 40 or it can be warm and 70.  

 Yikes -20!  I'm hoping for warm and 70 considering I'm from Cali and possess nothing that could keep me warm in 40 degree weather.  Fingers crossed  ^_^

In Topic: Nceca 2014 Milwaukee

21 January 2014 - 05:04 PM

That would be fun. Want to come to the Texas Clay party usually on Thursday? May be going to the Minnesota Women/'s exhibition reception with my friend who is in the show. So little time as always at NCECA.
I am arriving on Tues. and staying til Sunday. Since I have been attending NCECA since 1971, I have many friends I need to see, but I like meeting with new ones too.


Marcia,  gonna try and make it to Texas Clay party .  Hopefully we will be able to meet this time. I'm still bummed that I wasn't able to meet you last year at Houston.  I hope to also meet other CAD peeps in Milwaukee!

In Topic: Dealing With "do You Make This Smaller....?"

27 October 2013 - 11:27 PM

I was at a craft fair years ago, where a woman said under her breath;"dust collectors."

It took me a while to work out what she had said. By that time she was gone and I was hopping mad! Why would somebody make the effort to say something cruel like that?

I don't THINK I make dust collectors, but I am a functional potter. Please dust my work!


Last year I did my first sculpture fair. I like to stand a little ways from my work to observe and listen to peoples responses.  ( I didn't have my name tag on either) I stood behind these two guys and one guy looked at the price and said "how much .....for what?" and proceeded to make a face that said, this person is effing crazy!  I started laughing. I thought it was hilarious.  I put myself in his shoes, and I know he had absolutely no idea how much time and energy it takes for me to make it.  But more important, I knew he didn't say it with malice, it was just a plain honest reaction.  In the same show, I had a lady cry from seeing my work, and she gave me a long hug.  I might be the rare artist that likes hearing the negative as much as the positive. I don't mind it when a person just doesn't like it. I figure different strokes different folks.  Love it, fine.  Hate it, fine.  In the end, I know the comments are about my art work, not me. 

In Topic: I'm On The Nceca Blog

11 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

Thanks TJR and Diana : )

In Topic: I'm In Ceramics Monthly Again, Yay!

20 August 2013 - 01:14 PM

Thanks everyone for the props
@ Shirley, it took about 400 hours.  or actually i sorta stopped counting after that.  Yes, when the wind hits it, it does produce a wounderful twinkling sound, like a little waterfall.  The sound is usually what people enjoy most :)

@Mea, I ended up driving it there. All six panels fit in a car. I just proped them up in the back seat, on the floor, and in the trunk. I think I broke only about 100 pieces which is way better then I expected. It was 2000 miles of constant noise. But, I got it there and thats what counts! Bringing it home was a different story. I had about 5 hrs to take it apart and pack up all 6000 pieces in plastic food containers to take on the plane.