[Clayart] clayart is fine

Kanika Sircar kanikas at starpower.net
Sun Oct 2 12:58:51 UTC 2022

I rarely post, but when I have a question it receives a helpful answer.
I am truly grateful to Ron Roy and John Hesselberth for solving certain of 
my problems about glazes and helping in their reformulation on this site.

IG: @kanikasircar

-----Original Message----- 
From: David Hendley
Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:50 PM
To: clayart at lists.clayartworld.com
Subject: Re: [Clayart] clayart is fine

Technology is leaving Clayart behind.
I really like email. When I first joined Clayart in the 1990s I
submitted something to it almost every day. It was great
because it got me in the habit writing regularly.
So much so that I started writing articles for ceramic magazines.
I hadn't had a published article in probably 15 years, and then,
boom, 6 or 8 published articles in the next few years.

This progressed to becoming a regular columnist for Clay Times
magazine, which meant writing 6 columns a year, and President
of The Potter's Council of ACERS, which meant 4 columns a year
for the newsletter!
So yeah, Clayart gets the credit for my writing career.

Now, email has gone out of fashion. We oldsters still like it,
but for most people everything happens on their phone. Now
we have short, ungrammatical, sloppy text messages and the
expectation of an immediate reply.
I don't care to carry around a phone, and the result is that I
have family and good friends who send a text to my wife to
convey something to me. She doesn't like being involved.
How difficult would it be to send an email?

So the days of dozens of email messages every day on Clayart
are over. Another big deal is the lack of pictures on a listserv.
Many people communicate with photos more than words!

I will remain loyal to Clayart 'till the end (of either me or
the listserv).

David Hendley
david at farmpots.com

On 9/29/2022 5:21 AM, mel jacobson wrote:
> Clayart is doing its job.  Waiting for complex questions from any potter, 
> clay worker.
> The problem is the society.  Folks are frightened to ask.  It is the same 
> all over the
> country, in many fields. If you say the wrong thing, think the wrong 
> thing, someone will attack
> you. And, they know they will always have the right answer...they are 
> smarter than anyone else.
> (bullshit)
> The moderator is not frightened. No one can change my belief systems. They 
> belong to me.
> Just because some elite person decides we should rip down the Lincoln 
> Memorial, we do
> not have to do it.  Throw `them` out.
> We all have gone through some big changes in Ceramics. Years back we had 
> wood kiln questions.
> Gas kiln questions....I spent three years of my life writing about gas 
> kilns. Not too many folks
> are even interested any longer. We now speak of "computer programs" and 
> what is best.

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