[Clayart] update from Northern calif
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Sun Aug 5 18:42:08 EDT 2018
Gregg, glad you are safe, knowledgeable and prepared. Thanks for letting us
know what is happening.
claywork at verizon.net
On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 2:33 PM, Gregg Lindsley <gerrg42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> well, we have all been on pins and needles here, with yet another huge
> fire burning all around us. I am not out of danger, as the river fire has
> been stopped. it was aimed right at me last monday.
> I had to evacuate my inventory twice this week, once to my friends studio
> early last week, and again on Friday, when her studio was threatened, and
> still is, although this morning it looks like it is slowing down, at least
> in her direction. so most of my pots that are already paid for are in the
> car and trailer, and ready to go at a moments notice.
> we still have two months to go before rain, and october has been known
> to be dry. I am leaving my important stuff in the car.
> i am not normally a nervous person, as I generally just watch the river
> flow. I am a first responder, and am trained to act first and react
> later. so now it is later and getting to work in the studio is hard. I
> find myself pacing around and then i have a good talk with myself and get
> to work.
> So all is well at the moment, looks like most of the county will get back
> to business this coming week, with the eastern part of the county awaiting
> the results todays ranch fire progress.
> So you know, the River fire, which affected me, and the Ranch Fire are
> two separate fires, named the mendocino complex. kind of confusing really,
> because the river fire is effectively out, and the ranch fire is roaring up
> in the woods above the lake. the east side of the lake is threatened now,
> but it seems to be slowing down today. cross your fingers.
> also, be aware, (rant time now), that news organizations show the most
> horrifying pictures of the fire regardless of what is happening on the
> ground now. It is often inaccurate, and deceiving, and frankly
> irresponsible. So beware, and take the pictures with a grain of salt. I
> learned this through my experience with the Valley Fire two and a half
> years ago, when they showed Middletown in flames for a week, when it was
> only for one day.
> So we dodged yet another fire up here on the mountain. we have a
> perimeter now all around us that has been burned. Might be a good thing.
> that's it for now. will be in touch.
> Gregg Lindsley
> Earth and Fire Pottery
> 10325 Brookside Drive
> Middletown, Ca. 95461
> Function and Beauty
> in the Mingei Tradition
> 'At home among the lost and found'
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