Holiday Market at OSU is Coming Up!

Hello all. Hope this finds everyone well and having had a pleasant summer. It’s time once again to begin thinking about and planning for our space at the Holiday Market Place event at OSU. I’m co-chairing with Ginny Gibson for this event. We don’t know much of anything right now, but we do know the dates are December 3-4 (Fri/Sat), and that we’ll have the same large room as the last several years. It’s so great to have that space set aside just for pottery! Please think about whether or not you wish to participate. There is no cost to you, but you must work one 3-hour shift in our area. You also are responsible to deliver/pick up your wares. Until we know how many people are participating, we can’t determine how much space we’ll each have…it’s been about two shelves worth of space per person.

For now, please email me or Ginny to let us know if you think you want to participate. We will also pass around a first draft sign up sheet at our Guild meeting on the 11th.

Last year’s show was our best ever, and with this great bunch of talented folks, we’re sure to have another this year. Hope you’ll join us!

Sincerely,

Lynda Farmer & Ginny Gibson

P.S. As we receive more information from the HMP people, we’ll pass it along to you.

About Lynda Farmer

About ten years ago, I realized I’d been saying “I’ll get back to clay one of these days” SINCE 1979!!! The very next week, I signed up for a clay class at LBCC Benton Center, and have been there ever since. It has been one of the great joys in my life…creating, using the medium of clay. I like the way it feels, I like the way it smells, I like the way it waits to be made into something. When I go home and I’ve got clay spattered from my head to my toes, I feel a sense of satisfaction. Probably not unlike an athlete after a long workout, or a singer after a rehearsal. We all have something inside that craves to create. And whether it’s expressed in clay, painting, music, dance, cooking, the sciences, or even caring for others; the drive to create something special, something that makes a difference to someone, something which expresses our hearts and minds, is definitely worth the pursuit. Over these years, I have found myself focusing more on art than on function. Most of my pieces are hand built art for the home…meant to hang on the wall or stand independently, many of which can double for floral arrangement containers or candle sconces. I love the idea of making a piece so it has more than one purpose/pleasure. I like to address more than one sense if possible. For instance, if it’s hollow, make it a rattle. If it is free standing, shape it to funnel light upwards or have piercings, so that it can be illuminated and enjoyed that way. Make it to hang on the wall, or be used as serveware. Create work that can go indoors or out in the garden. Currently, my work is either Raku fired or wood fired. Both distinctly different from each other, but equally unique and beautiful. I may not have a formal education. And I cannot say I am self-taught, as many wonderful people have generously shared their craft with me over the years. I don’t have a studio at home, nor have I had my own exhibit or made a bunch of money. So I’m no one important in the clay world. But working in clay has not only fed my creative monster, it‘s given me years of fun, relaxation, and a ton of personal growth; as well as brought many precious people into my life. I may not have material riches, but I am truly rich in the things money can’t buy…a sense of accomplishment, dear friends, and joy. I hope you enjoy my work. Your comments will be appreciated.
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