[Clayart] What are you doing?

sumi sumi at herwheel.com
Sun Jan 9 21:49:47 UTC 2022

What am I doing? I have finally made the move that I mentioned early 
last year, from the urban Denver area to very rural Beulah, Colorado. 
I'm still setting up my studio but I'll have a lot more space for 
creating pottery, plus a kiln shed and a gallery. I won't be teaching 
any longer except for monthly pit firings, but I will be writing more. I 
am supposed to be working on a book right now but I'm preoccupied with 
getting properly moved into the new home and studio.

Happy New Year to all of you.

> 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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