[Clayart] What are you doing?

William Schran wschran at twc.com
Sun Jan 9 15:45:40 UTC 2022

All is well here in North Carolina!Shared meals& gatherings with
neighbors, all fully vaccinated.Working in studio, have mini-split and
insulated garage, stays warm in winter & cool in summer.Door between
garage and kitchen that I open when firing kiln to let warm air in the
house.I'm president of local Rotary this year (June- June) and we're
doing wonderful things in our community.

William Schranwschran at twc.com703-505-1617

	-----------------------------------------From: "mel jacobson" 
To: "clay art"
Sent: Sunday January 9 2022 8:52:39AM
Subject: [Clayart] What are you doing?

 `Good skill` with your new commission work snail.
 and yes, skill always trumps "luck".

 Now, what are some of "you folks" out there doing???

 I want to hear from many of you that are back on clayart.
 How is your life, work, projects, family????? I smiled when
 I saw Mae Spencer joined clayart this morning. She was at
 Pigeon Lake with us wayyyyy back in the mid 70's. I bet she is
 over 50 years old by now...no, no...gotta think about that.

 Lots of other bright lights show up in the "just joined", and I
 must approve or reject them.

 I basically live alone now at the "farm". Since the pottery froze
 I am doing a great deal of upgrading in my house. It was -24 the
other day
 and I could see window air leaking so, bought new "window treatment".
 are a sorta fabric paper that self stick to the casing. you cut the
 unit with a jig and knife. (had to use 3 tiny screws, the glue did
not stick
 to the natural wood casing. They fit with about a -1/4 inch gap.
about 80% perfect.
 and no drafts.

 My neighbor rod made a huge built in table that joins my work table.
 5 kinds of wood, all glued up and varnished. "All re-purposed". And,
all new
 lighting. That is my new small painting area, drawing, idea center.
It will
 double as a great feeding center when we have Hay Creek. It will seat
8 men
 for breakfast. (Women all live together at my daughter's 5 bedroom
house, also
 home made. I have always made living space for women that is totally
 and it allows them to sit around in the morning in their jammies
eating and
 drinking 5 pots of coffee, tea, and eating fruit and grain.

 it is funny how they sneak over and sit around my house, and
say..."Mel, will you make
 me eggs, bacon, hash browns and white bread toast??? slathered with
grape jelly. "OK"
 Private space is only on the south end. Gotta be careful or we
hear..."Who pee'd off
 the deck during the night.....????? (we all did.)

 I have said many times..."Hay Creek is the safest place for women in
the United States."
 Men too.
 Love to all, Mel
 Hay Creek camp is older than Clayart. I do keep things going forward.
 It is called commitment. Pigeon Lake camp has been sold. Auctioned
 Who needs outdoor biology. ???? ichthyology, ??? just look science up
 google. All the buildings were hand made by the Industrial art
 at Stout UofWisc. Kids got 5 credits and pay to build the camp over
 years. Bronze screens..ever seen it.?

 website: www.melpots.com

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