Friday, October 14, 2011

Clay Club Car Pool

Yo Clubbers.

I can always help with carpooling. On Wednesday Linda Banner and I went together. We had a great time getting lost. We rarely get to see each other so traveling in the car is just like sitting on the couch "visiting". So if you ever want to go to Clay Club and think it is too far let me know because I will probably already be driving and you can just join in.

I know that some people think we have Clay Club in far away places and that is a hardship. "It was too far".  But, for the record, I will have Clay Club anywhere someone offers. It is a gift to be able to go. And there is no substitute for going to see someone's studio. Photos don't do it. Doc was great and we met his wife and the majestic horse as well as the three kilns, all his pots, we had an informal "guess whose pot", etc. Some of the most memorable Clay Clubs were outside of Mitchell County! Imagine that.

I am reminded of my Judo instructor who talked about his teacher and how he would take three buses to get there and it took two hours. Then he had to take 3 buses home. He said that there was no substitute for getting instruction from the best.  Sometimes we have to make an effort and put ourselves out, be uncomfortable and  struggle to get the reward. And sometimes there is no reward. It might suck but it is worth the risk.

So any offers on the next Clay Club venue?  We can have it at my studio anytime! 

12 comments:

jffollies said...

Well I live in Louisiana and I would love to have any of you at any time.I follow your blog and surf the many links and have learned so much.So come on down and pass a good time.

Marian Parkes said...

Maybe we should charter a bus!

John Britt said...

The Clay Club Tour!

John Britt said...

The Clay Club Tour!

Amy Waller said...

I know how hard it is to keep a group like this going -- I think it's pretty impressive that it's still going as strong as it is. Hope to make it to more meetings down the road.

John Britt said...

If attendance drops - we just offer free beer.

Amy Waller said...

Imported or domestic? Or rather, craft or major brewer? ;-)

John Britt said...

Guess we will have to bring in Chad's Local Microbrew. Looking forward to Chad and Jen opening the new shop!

Amy Waller said...

Duh! Of course.

Amy Waller said...

Maybe we should bring clay club to the beer for a meeting, instead of vice versa. Or is there are rule about having to meet at a studio?

John Britt said...

May have to have a meeting at the New Pizza Shop.

Amy Waller said...

I like it -- and it fits in with the whole "buy local" thing, too.