[Clayart] pots and pug mills

Ginger Dunlap-Dietz gingerpots at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 08:40:58 EDT 2019

Mel, thank you for your gift of your collection of pots, etc to AMOCA.  It will have a good, thoughtful and worthy home. Perhaps you will get to Pomona one day.

I can’t imagine letting go after all these years.
Wrenching, joyful, memory provoking, and maybe a little liberating. You have been remarkable in sharing with your fellow clay people.

ginger d-d

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> On Sep 6, 2019, at 6:34 AM, mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:
> i watched the container full of pots leave my driveway this week.
> off to california, like a bunch of oakies..  like a Steinbeck
> novel.
> the process was much more difficult than i thought it would be.
> lots of emotion as i picked up memory pots made by great friends
> that are now departed.....but, we got the job done.  all the pots
> will find it great being at the amoca.
> the used pug mill is now housed at the farm.  decided to put it in the
> garage...out of the weather. i have totally re/bolted the mill with stainless
> bolts and nuts...scavenged the old walker that had some better parts..not bent.
> i ran a new 20 amp circuit just for the pug mill.  just prudent.  and had to
> soak all the old grease with turpentine, and then clean the grease fittings.
> now it has all new grease, oiled, bolts and nuts and clear/clean power from the
> main electric box.  it runs just fine.  i love having it.  like i said a couple of
> weeks ago...`the walker pug mill has been a very important part of my pottery life`.
> a big thank you to mike meyers, the owner of mn clay here in minneapolis.
> he has shipments coming to mpls every week from the east coast...he had his
> shipper pick up the pug mill in PA.  we had it on his dock in three days.
> the cost was just part of a big load...so, was almost nothing.
> if i would have contracted that shipping it would have been over $600.
> i jokingly tipped him cash to take his wife out for a romantic overnight with dinner.
> i would never let him pick up that tab for that great service.
> mel
> website: www.melpots.com

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