Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January Clay Club update: more about the Switcheroo/Collaboratorium AND carpooling to this month's meeting

I wanted to share some clarifications about the Clay Club Switcheroo/Collaboratium project (read what I posted earlier here: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2016/01/january-clay-club-clay-club.html). We'll talk more about this during the meeting on Wednesday, but here's something John Britt wrote that sums up the spirit of the project:

"if you can't make it and have always wanted to collaborate with someone..this is your chance...just connect with them and discuss what you want to do...you could both collaborate on the making and glazing or split up the collaboration where one person makes it and one glazes, ..you could use pencils or paint or glaze. There are no rules on your collaboration except post a photo for your Collaboration Show on the Blog."

So . . .

There are no rules for this project.

It's not just for functional pottery.

Don't limit your thinking just to glazing - it could be any sort of collaboration. This could - should! - be fun. It's an opportunity to experiment and see what happens and have your work publicized on the blog at the end.

If you don't have access to your own studio and/or your own kiln, we'll do our best to help you make this happen. Don't let not having your own studio keep you from participating.

I mentioned bisque ware in the earlier post. Based on the responses I've gotten so far, I'm not sure we'll be swapping bisque ware on Wednesday. If you have a piece you want to swap, feel free to bring it and we'll see how it goes.

Even if you can't make it to Clay Club this month or any month, if you're in Western North Carolina and this interests you, let me know and we'll do our best to connect you with someone.

If you want to set up your own collaboration, that's okay, too.

Conversely . . . if you can't or don't want to participate in this project but you do want to come to this month's Clay Club - please come! Projects are voluntary and all WNC potters are welcome at Clay Club meetings.

We'll also talk about ideas for Clay Club in 2016. If you have an idea but can't make it Wednesday, let me know.

Lastly, carpooling - there's been some interest in carpooling from Yancey County for this meeting, and I know there's been interest in carpooling from Asheville in the past. If this interests you, let me know and I will hook you up with other possible carpoolers.

Details for this month's Clay Club:

When: 6-8 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13th

Where: Robbie Bell's Speckled Dog Pottery near Bakersville

What: Clay Club Switcheroo/Collaboratium and discussion of ideas for Clay Club in 2016

Robbie is making chili, including a vegetarian version. We will have the usual potluck to go with that, so bring food to share. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.

Directions and more details here: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2016/01/january-clay-club-clay-club.html

Questions? Email me at amy@amywallerpottery.com or call me at 828-467-1183.

See you Wednesday!

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