[Clayart] mel's sale
gerrg42 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 19:27:29 UTC 2022
Mel's comments on how he lives and runs
his clay empire resonates with me.
i am a child of the sixties, card carrying.
always an artist, i did many things before clay
bought my cabin for 35,000 in 1998, knowing
i needed a low mortgage and not wanting to
be part of the capitalist 'make as much money
as possible' thing. Just make the amount I need.
so i have done so. just a quiet studio potter
whose effort over 40 years has morphed into
what is now a small factory, run by orders where
everything in the kilns (2 large electric) is
already paid for.
I teach 18 students two nights a week, and
enjoy life in a quiet hamlet with a population of 200
people, a pair of great northern owls and a bear.
I make pots or do something that the pottery
needs almost every day. I recycle clay with a
Bluebird pug mill i bought in the 80's.
My mugs are $25.
David Hendley used to say at every NCECA that
being a potter was a lifestyle, and i never knew
what he meant. I do now. And it's wonderful.
Earth and Fire Pottery
10325 Brookside Drive
Middletown, Ca. 95461
Function and Beauty
in the Mingei and
'At home among the lost and found'
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