[Clayart] toxic, part 2

mel jacobson melpots at mail.com
Thu Aug 22 07:54:37 EDT 2019

my editorial was about institutional clay.  that is dead.
what we do as individuals, esp among women working at home
is alive the growing.  no string wrapped around us at home.

making pots will more than survive...we will be a the front lines
teaching this next batch of people that have been deprived of the
joy of making things.  we see it in wood working...glass, even
some have given up sending their quilts to india or china and pay
to have them made.  they know it is immoral to call a quilt made
on a long arm machine their own.

i started making pots yesterday that will go into the gas kiln.
cone 12.  got that pug mill going...full of clay.
no one tells me what to do, how to do it, or what water to add to
my clay. i make glaze..have for 60 years...and i will for a long
time to come. my customers flock to my sales...they love my pots.

my newish walker pug mill will be driven to the farm on saturday.
former student with big truck and low trailer will handle everything.
a walker pug mill is dangerous...whoooowhooo...so is a car, so is a chain
saw, so is dope and booze.  but the same kids that cannot have a pug mill
in their class at school are loaded with dope and booze. hmmm, interesting.
and, have very powerful cars.  over 40,000 people died on the roads and
many thousands of kids die of drugs and booze...`but, well, what can we
do?, that is a huge issue...lets talk about toxic clay....(normal government
employee or pol.)

when i was a kid we had to wash all fruit with soap and water...the germs
for polio was on fruit.

the institutions are in `self destruction`.  good for them..it is time.

the great teachers will survive...they have laid the foundation for great
programs...it is just not good when they die or retire...nothing remains.

website: www.melpots.com

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