[Clayart] What are you doing?

Steve Hoffman stevehoffman100 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 20:11:18 UTC 2022

Things are great in Connecticut, that’s because I’m in Sarasota Fl for the month of January. The only problem is (no clay) or equiptment, oh well time to give my hands  a brake. Maybe I’ll try fishing.

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> On Jan 9, 2022, at 2:38 PM, William Schran <wschran at twc.com> wrote:
> 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"
> Cc: 
> 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
> solid
> 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".
> They
> are a sorta fabric paper that self stick to the casing. you cut the
> entire
> 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.
> Nice.
> 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
> private
> 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
> off.
> Who needs outdoor biology. ???? ichthyology, ??? just look science up
> on
> google. All the buildings were hand made by the Industrial art
> students
> at Stout UofWisc. Kids got 5 credits and pay to build the camp over
> thirty
> years. Bronze screens..ever seen it.?
> website: www.melpots.com
> www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML
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