[Clayart] mel's sale/news

Paul Gerhold gerholdclay at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 10:15:05 EDT 2019

You are an inspiration to us old folks. Pot on!


> On Aug 13, 2019, at 9:25 AM, mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:
> i had an end of the summer sale a week ago.  we added a garage sale, and an estate sale
> to the mix.  as my daughter and husband have moved in, things are changing fast and we had
> more crap between us as they sold/left their home, with all there stuff and moved in here.
> i have stuff too.
> so...since dave is a master mechanic he had about 90K worth of tools, and he retired
> early....the garage was stuffed.
> we used my mailing list, facebook, neighborhood watch list and i did the art teacher
> of the year paper signs all over the neighborhood.
> my god it worked.  we sold so much stuff it blew my head over.  dave only put out
> tools that were a bit rusty, or old...like a five gallon pail of sockets...it all blew
> out of here.  it was clear and 72 both days...phew.
> i decided to set out all the older pots that sharlene has horded over the years...stuff from
> about 1975 and on.  it all sold...and, it really belonged to my customers anyway...what can
> i do with it?...the kids all have pots galore...and, i am still healthy making many more.
> so...we got rid of a lot of stuff.  and my entire collection of pots is going to the AMOCA museum
> in L.A.  that container will leave here the first of september.
> it feels good.  and, all my 700 plus customers know about sharlene and my life change.
> things are fine. we are adjusting to the change, and sharlene is happy and content, with great
> care in her new home.  it is, what it is...nothing can change except my own attitude, and
> we are working on that every day.
> i have given my daughter permission to change the house to whatever
> she wants...and sharlene was in love with tan...our kitchen is now mint and violet. it makes me
> smile. the upstairs is totally new and lovely. i live in the basement, and they do not have
> a lock on the door. phew.  i have had an apartment style living space for me in the finished
> basement for years. my computer room, tv space, and my own bathroom have been here for years.
> and a lovely guest bedroom.
> i love the space.  the only no no is...stay out of my studio. no car repair in the studio. garage only.
> that is written in stone.
> so.
> things are fine.  doing well.  happy and getting content.
> i am rebuilding my house at the farm...in my own style..put in a elec fence
> for the dog, and i spend entire weeks at the farm...happiness.
> mel
> website: www.melpots.com

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