Tuesday, March 31, 2009

St Augustine Spring Art and Crafts Festival

Look for Clay Network at the St. Augustine Spring Arts and Crafts Festival this April 18 and 19th. In the midst of juried national and regional fine artists and craftsmen, Clay Network members will be on hand to demonstrate wheel and hand building techniques throughout both days. The booth will be popular with the public, and, as an additional bonus, members will be on hand to reach out to the public, talk about the processes involved, and promote the work that will be on display. It is a great opportunity for Clay Network indeed. Look for our booth…it will be a busy one.

Plan ahead too! The month of May will mark our group library exhibition at the Beaches Regional Library. It is located at 600 Third Street, Neptune Beach.

Three more area library exhibits are to follow. All members are welcome to submit work for these exhibitions. Make it a point to attend our next meeting for details.

Clay Network President,

Marcia Scheeter

St. Augustine SPRING Art & Craft Festival
APRIL 18 & 19, 2009
Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM

The St. Augustine Art Association's St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival is held in the Special Events Field, located at US1 and West Castillo Dr., alongside the Visitor’s Information Center, just north of the city gates. The Visitor’s Center is where tour buses and shuttles pick up and drop people off & along side is a new multi level public parking garage.

Atlantic Pottery Supply would like to let everyone know that they have studio space for rent, kids clay camp in the summer, middle school wheel camp in the summer, and the next session of wheel and handbuilding classes begins the week of April 27.

They continue to carry your favorite Highwater clays, and have now added several Standard Ceramics varieties which may soon become your new favorites.

You can call them at (904) 249-4499 or visit their web site Atlanticpotterysupply.com
Let them know that you are a member of the Clay Network, and that you appreciate that they are members too!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A note from the C.N. president

Christie's teapot

A note from Marcia

There is so much excitement to share! In less than two short months much has been accomplished to secure a healthy direction for Clay Network. Dedicated board members have expended countless hours researching, developing and securing opportunities for our membership. Marketing strategies were identified and immediately acted upon. A web presence is in place and awaiting expansion. It certainly has been a busy eight weeks! The beach will be a perfect setting for our next meeting. Clay Network’s new look will be unveiled and decisions will be made as to how we conduct business as we look to fulfill our mission statement. Our thanks to Margaret Jimeson, for not only hosting our upcoming meeting at her oceanfront home, but for the program she will present. My deepest gratitude to our remarkable board for their efforts and rising to the occasion when asked. Without their hard work, my job these past few weeks would have been quite difficult …perhaps even insurmountable. I am fortunate indeed.
Thank you.
See you all, Sunday, April 26th.
Marcia Scheeter

Minutes from the January Meeting will be read at the next meeting in April.
Members who wish to read them before then, please contact Lisa and she will send you a copy

Our meetings are open to all.
If you are not a member you can receive
directions to meetings by contacting our secretary.

Members will be e-mailed directions prior to the meetings.

Hosts for 2009 meetings:

April 26th -at Margaret's home
July 19th - Karen M's
October 18th -either the home of Marcia or Jonell
January 17th , 2010 - Lisa 's home

Officers of the club for the year 2009:

President – Marcia Scheeter
Vice President for programs – Christie Rogers
Treasurer – Margaret Jimeson
Secretary/Newsletter – Lisa Woodruff
Librarian – Jane Langford ___________________________________________________________


Karen Johnson-Akers has two studio spaces for rent in her gallery.
$225 for approximately12'x12' and $200 for 10'x10' per month each. Two large windows and a large closet in each room You can e-mail her at reddbird@comcast.net or call 703-9349 if you are interested.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

April Meeting

Margaret's pottery at SPVCA fall art and craft sale

The Clay Network meeting which was scheduled for Sunday, April 19 has been changed to Sunday, April 26.
There are many interesting and very important topics to discuss.
It is our hope that all members will be able to attend.

We will be meeting at the beachfront home of Margaret Jimeson in South Ponte Vedra Beach.
Margaret is planning to sell her beautiful ocean front home. So- This will probably be the last chance for us to enjoy a network meeting in her wonderful art filled home.

We will begin at 2pm.
A brief network business meeting will be followed by
an interesting clay-working demonstration led by Margaret.
Please bring a dish and join us for a potluck meal following the program.

Directions will be e-mailed to all members prior to the meeting date.

If you are not a Clay Network Member, but would like to attend this meeting
please contact Lisa at : StixandStonz@hotmail.com for directions and other information.

American Craft Council Southeast News

ACCSE 2009 Conference
American Craft Council Southeast
Craft & Technology

American Craft Council Southeast Regional Conference will be held at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA., which is a part of Atlanta.

The Conference with the Spotlight Exhibition date is August 20-23 2009 Dead line for entry for the Spotlight Show is June 1 2009. Information and Entry forms may be downloaded from the following web sites:

http://www.kennesaw.edu/visual_arts/ACCSE/ or http://acc-southeast.com/