Sunday, January 22, 2012


Last night we drove in the rain to Charlotte for the Carolina Claymatters Pottery Guild's holiday meeting/party. Wow, that was a mouthful! We joined the guild last year but never went to any meetings. It was a pleasant evening, good food, nice people.

Each year they have a pottery gift exchange and give out door prizes... we came home with some new loot...

Wouldn't you know that this year it was decided that they would no longer serve alcohol at Guild meetings... so this was the first booze free event. Evidently it was a controversial decision and we heard through the grapevine that it hasn't ended yet. Of course if it goes to a member vote ya'll know who side I will be on!

I wasn't thrilled to head out in the rain for such a long drive, but in the end I was glad we went. We were, and still are, very connected with the NH Potters Guild and enjoy the connections made from being part of a group. I made a promise to myself not to get involved in any volunteer work with this guild until my term as treasurer is up for the NH guild... yes, I am their long distance treasurer. Nobody wants the job, so they are fine with me handling the money from a distance!!

Happy Sunday, let's hope the sun comes out soon in NC.


  1. Wish my guild was closer, driving more than an hour at night isn't my cup of tea; thank goodness I can touch base with potters via blogs.

  2. I think a policy of serving drinks would help our guild a whole lot. The stronger the better...

  3. I was wondering what holiday, still celebrating xmas and new year? I was a member of NH potters guild too (Hullo Roger!) and recently joined the Syracuse potters guild, around since 1947, a very long time. I don't know anything about them except they have been very nice to me and have great retail shows (SCORE!). Anyway, Meesh, potters (like me!) can spend a lot of time alone, it is nice to connect with other artists, as you say....

  4. Glad to hear y'all went and it looks like you made out pretty well.
    I was too lazy to drive in the fog and damp.

  5. Gary- this guild doesn't have a meeting in December and my guess is everyone is too busy before the holidays with shows so they wait until January.
    ... are you saying Hullo to Roger G from Rochester? I haven't talked to Roger in awhile, I think Jeff said he is is on facebook, look him up if you aren't friends with him already.

  6. Glad you liked the party. It was at my house but I am not sure we had a chance to talk. I do not know everyone in the guild so don't hold it against me if we talked and I don't remember it. I always love exchanging pots. This year I was so busy taking photos that I missed seeing alot of the pots opened. I do the blog for the guild so always need lots of photos. I hope you get a chance to attend more events.


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