[Clayart] pots and pug mills
dianamp at comcast.net
Fri Sep 6 10:05:38 EDT 2019
> On September 6, 2019 at 8:40 AM Ginger Dunlap-Dietz <gingerpots at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> Sent from my iPhone
> > 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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