[Clayart] Clayart

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Wed Sep 28 20:41:26 UTC 2022

I belong to a couple Facebook groups, both private, that has the kind of interaction that clayart used to have, lots of newbies who are self taught, trying hard to learn the kind of wisdom available here. Even one member here mostly lurks there but shares now and then and I still learn so much.  Do they even know this exists?  I don't know but There you go.  Its called Pottery heads. People go there because they can find it.  Sent from my Galaxy
-------- Original message --------From: David Woof <woofpots at hotmail.com> Date: 9/28/22  1:01 PM  (GMT-08:00) To: Clayart international pottery discussion forum <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> Subject: Re: [Clayart] Clayart Kathi said: "For clayart to continue we must cultivate......people to carry on,and never give up teaching old & new..I have learned so much even since rejoining Clayart 3 years ago!Write your methods, keep sharing!"Thanks, Kathi for your serious thoughtful post.I remember when we were getting 80 to 100 or more posts per day.........Because folks were asking questions.And the questions stimulated responding with answers and thus teaching and more questions followed.In those bygone days not even the most elementary question was "too dumb" to be given a serious considered answer.Because the most basic questions, in the hands of effective student driven teachers, were stepping stones to further exploration and discovery of ideas and....... more questions........more answers!!!!!Thus the "lurkers" and "newbies" felt encouraged to join in the conversation.And until a couple Self-appointed "Gods of all Ceramic knowledge" began a covert campaign to "smoothly" ridicule other contributors' wise voices, to silence them, or drive them away in disgust, we had a lively and edifying learning environment here on Clayart.Kathi, I'm sure you will agree that though the last word regarding Ceramics will never be written, we don't need more books written. So none of us who have knowledge to share need to write another book.We need questions to stimulate our sharing.It's hard to imagine myself or anyone I know to just start posting thoughts, how to tips. and information as a shout out into the void.  Or the lone "Woof" howl into an empty echoing wilderness.Why am I even writing this, given the obvious lack of activity on Clayart?Did Clayart die while we all were out scratching where ever else we imagined we had an itch?Since some folks aren't happy unless they are "mad," (Trolls take note) where else will you get offended like we can?Who can whip up stupid circular but sometimes entertaining arguments like we can?****Can folks get the sound scientific Ceramics advice from those other Ceramic sites such as "Clay Fuddies" or "Buddies" ad'nauseum, or whatever!!!!! that Clayart could again provide if we got our ducks back in a row?Misneach,And love to all,David Woof...........................................Muse says Hi.....while trying to decide who she is today.........and if i try to outdo her at her own Game I always lose some skin one way or another......so best to try to ignore her shenanigans and let it ride....... Lesson...Never argue with your Muse.........******************************************************************************************________________________________From: Clayart <clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com> on behalf of Kathi Koester <mrskathikoester at gmail.com>Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:05 AMTo: Clayart international pottery discussion forum <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com>Subject: Re: [Clayart] ClayartDear Clayart,I affirm the values taught on Clayart are needed in the current world. Iwas called to sub when the Ceramics teacher had emergency surgery. Thepugmills clogged and hundreds of pounds slurry in buckets. I taught all thestudents the old Set out to stiffen then Cut&Slam method = perfect, usablethrowing clay! A saving grace because their shipment hadn’t arrived when istarted, but we kept reclaiming until it was ALL usable clay. 5 minutes perstudent per day x 1 1/2 weeks of classes.All old & new methods are needed! How to make a circle without protractor,How to gauge “same size” with found wood sticks, trimming with watersuction ir clay balls, humps, chucks or Giffin grips - all ways needed forvarious shapes.For clayart to continue we must cultivate your legacy people to carry on,and never give up teaching old & new. If 85% quit once the furnished studiois gone/graduated, the knowledge is lost.I have learned so much even since rejoining Clayart 3 years ago!Write your methods, keep sharing! (Vince already has, and during 2020shutdown i printed many of his website articles into a reference binder;)What other ceramic topics are on peoples minds? Besutiful Fall weather andraku/wood/salt/refuction outdoor firings? Me too :)Keep poking at the topics!Kindest Regards,Mrs. Kathi Koester_MNOn Thu, Sep 15, 2022 at 10:44 AM David Woof <woofpots at hotmail.com> wrote:> Ed sez: "Is Clayart on the blink">> Ed, it's most likely that Clayarters are all "on the Blink" or all "dead"> except for Carol, Vince, you, me, and Mel who is ...........???> Ed, you and myself are "on the Blink" most of the time anyway!> Perhaps Mel can be induced to deny or confirm any of the preceding> suggestive blather.> What say you, Mel?> What say you Clayarters?........ We have a tradition to uphold and carry> forward!!!>> Your's truly,> Ed's favorite "Dirty Skunk"> Numpa Wa'shj'oong Pa'hee> Woof....................................................................................................>> ***********************************************************************************> ________________________________> From: Clayart <clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com> on behalf of> Edouard Bastarache <edouardb at colba.net>> Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:10 PM> To: Clayart <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com>> Subject: [Clayart] Clayart>> Is Clayart on the blink>>>> Edouard>>>>>> -------------- next part --------------> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...> URL: <> https://lists.clayartworld.com/pipermail/clayart/attachments/20220914/bf8e0996/attachment.htm> >> -------------- next part --------------> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...> URL: <> https://lists.clayartworld.com/pipermail/clayart/attachments/20220915/759090e6/attachment.htm> >>--- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - hiseternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understoodfrom what has been made, so that men are without excuse." 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