Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Native American Pottery Lecture

An invitation from Jennelle Comiskey:

The Clay Arts Guild and Village Gallery & Framing would like to invite you to the
First of Many Lecture Series

Claude W. Bass, III Presents a lecture on Native American Pottery
Tuesday, July 28th, 6pm at the Village Gallery & Framing
358B Stiles Ave. Orange Park 32073

Please join us for an evening of lecture and libation

Please email or call Debbie Derbonne 264-7151 to reserve your spot!
(only 30 spots available!!!)

We are asking for a $5 donation to cover venue expenses and to raise funds for the Clay Arts Guild Lecture Series

Claude W. Bass, III
For the past 7 years, he has run the Clay County Archives and Historical Resource Center which is located in the 1894 County Jail. His title is Deputy Clerk, County Archivist, and County Historian, but he likes Claude the best.
Resident of Clay County for 42 years.
Operated a commercial photography studio for 47 years in Texas and Orange Park (specializing in forensic science). Also taught forensic photography at the Georgia Police Academy in Atlanta. While teaching, Claude discovered that the search for history was amazingly similar to working in the field of forensic science.
Has had a life-long interest in history.
Has 2 sons: Claude IV who is a jazz bass musician in Jacksonville and who works throughout the Southeast; Eric Bass – graduate of Duke University, who works in Scottsdale, Az. as a financial adviser.
Hobbies: History, Antiques, & Native American Culture
About 7 years ago on his first visit to Navajo Nation and other pueblos he starting buying pottery and listening to the Navajo and other Native Americans tell stories about the pottery and other crafts. “The key to learning the Navajo Way is listening. Ask a simple question and listen.”
Claude’s pottery collecting goes back to his first 1970’s photography studio in Orange Park. It had a small art gallery that contained artworks of local artists like Tony Charneco and clay artist, Charlie Brown.
His office walls are covered with Native American art and the shelves lined with pottery. He works for the Clay County Clerk of the Court, James Jett, and also owns a Native American jewelry and pottery business. It has locations around north Florida, Orange Park, St Augustine, Fernandina Beach, and St Mary’s, Gerogia.
Clay County Archives
904/371-0027 or 284-2386

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Exhibit at Regency Square Regional Library

On exhibit at Regency Square Regional Library

I hope everyone enjoyed a fun Independence Day,
with fireworks, and plenty of watermelon.

When you finish up the hot dogs and apple pie,
go see our exhibit at the Regency Square Regional Library.
It is located at: 9900 Regency Square Blvd, Jacksonville.

The Clay Network display will remain throughout the month of July.

Please make plans to attend our next meeting coming up July 19th.
This time we will be in Mandarin.
We will be discussing sale and show opportunities for you
and your art work.

The July program is sure to be one of the best ever.
Please bring your digital camera and a piece to photograph.
Learn techniques from professional artist, Vina Schimmer,
to make quality images of your best art work.

Then, we invite everyone to stay for a potluck meal!
Meet, greet, discuss, and share tips with other clay friends.

Watch for an e-mail with directions and more details,
coming to members and friends soon.
If you are not yet a member please contact us for directions
to this fun event.

Our meetings are always open to all.