NWPCG - Thanks for Clay Camp

NWPCG - Thanks for Clay Camp

Post by Mureecg » Sun, 05 Oct 1997 04:00:00



JJJJami ,
    I am so glad you started this thread.I just want to say that the NWPCG is
 one of the greatest guilds that I have had the pleasure of joining.Now don't
 any of you in SanDiego and Chicago take this personally.
     We had sooooo much fun.We went up early and spent all day friday roaming
 around seattle(we have been asked not to come back)First,we went to Karen
 Murphy's store,It is beautful you guys and the perfect polymer collections and
 products to support it too!!!! If you are ever in Seattle this should be one
 of your first stops.She is just the most charming lady and really talented
 too!!!! The store is fun and it gives you a chance to see and buy others work
 too!!!!
    Then we went to the public market,Now that was great.There is this great
 garden store that sells all kinds of herbs and seeds too.It was hard for me to
 leave this one(and I am still listening to Howard go on about "How much money
 did you spend on seeds?")Then next to it is this great kitchen store with all
 kinds of cutters and things that can be used for clay.Syn H. found some great
 ovals in graduated sizes.We really had a good time there.And we went back
 after we got to the van and saw each others treasures.The lady at the counter
 was somewhat taken aback.But very kind"oh you're back again,that didn't take
 long"They are probably still wondering what hit them..................continued on next post

 
 
 

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Post by Need2Be » Sun, 05 Oct 1997 04:00:00


   Marie, thanks for your kind words and great descriptions!!  I, for one, got
 VERY little accomplished -- I wandered around, ooo-ing and aaahhh-ing over all
 the talent and demos, and Marie, you are fantastic!  I've never seen a kid do
 a Skinner Blend the way you do -- and FAST!  With so much talent being
 displayed, it was impossible for me to concentrate on "doing" anything, but I
 don't think these events are necessary for that.  Your right, Marie, these
 polymer clay events are only going to get better and will continue to leave
 our heads spinning!
   Just imagine, less than a year now to plan for Ravensdale!!  (Just enough
 time to save the money, huh?)  I can hardly wait ...  -- Dori
P.S., for those of you who purchased the Genesis, IT IS IN PRODUCTION NOW
 (can't you tell I'm e***d?).  They will be ready for shipment in 6-8 weeks,
 so they'll be on their way soon!  I have increased the number in production,
 so if anyone still wants to purchase at the Special Introductory Price, e-mail me.

 
 
 

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Post by J J J Ja » Sun, 05 Oct 1997 04:00:00


I would like to thank the Northwest Polymer Clay Guild for hosting us for
a weekend of fun and food and clay.  It was wonderful meeting and working
with such a wonderful, sharing, and talented bunch of people.

Dragon flies and garter snakes, Karen Murphy's excellent food, my ribs
aching from laughing, a little sleep, community & clay.  Next time I'd like
a 'head's up' so I don't miss the *** man in the showers.....

Thanx again, jami
Jami Miller

 
 
 

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Post by Mureecg » Sun, 05 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Now I am sorry this taking sooooo much of your time but I have to get this out
 soooo bear with me or go the next post.....
     Also in the public market is this great store called "Wild and Wooly and
 Jewels from Java" They have wonderful clothes from Bali.I bought this great
 jacket to take with me to New York.I also bought some sarongs.I am so happy
 with them!!!!
    We drove out to camp thru Mountains of green.It was breath taking!!!!!
     When we got to camp, we got our room and set up house then pulled all the
 clay out of the van and set up in the common work space.It was in a big room
 with a fireplace.It was beautiful.
    I had soooo much fun working with other people and sharing ideas.Dan
 Cormier demoed his canes and how he keeps them soooo perfect.Dan you are truly
 talented.Thanks for sharing that with us.Linda Goff demoed her wire wrapping
 techs.Whoa!!!!! This is cool kids.And she makes it look sooo easy.Susan Hyde
 shared with us the Amt version of the Skinner shade!!!! Susan,Linda and I made
 a pin together and I will cherish it always.It is fabulous!!! Dori demoed her
 Genisis too!!!  The extruding capabilities has my mind turning.Thanks Dori I
 really needed to sleep when I got back, you  made that immpossible.
    The N.W. guild was also nice enough to provide comic relief for us too!!!!
 Isn't that thoughtful.Merdith and Cathy ask them to pay you next year ok??? We
 laughed, we ate,we played clay,and we didn't sleep!!!! LOL!!!!!  
     Also one of our new guild members, Dawn drove up with Harp,drum,and guitar
 and we had a strolling minstrel.It was great and Dawn is very gifted.Thank you
 Dawn.  
    I got to meet internet buddies too!!!!! Now I know how you guys felt at
 Arrowmont!!!!! And if what is happening now is any indication of what is to
 come, hold on to your hats kids, this is a movement. And we all are on the
 cutting edge of a brand new medium!!!!!!
   There is more, but I will have to drag it out of the tired brain cells a
 little at a time and besides,I have gone on here quite long enough.
   Thanks again to all you wonderfull people in the great Northwest,as usual
 you have out done yourselves,and the polymer community is soooooo lucky to
 have you with us!!!!! I thought at the first polymer clay
 conference(ravensdale)that there was nothing that could top it.I was wrong,
 with Arrowmont and all that has happened, I can see this is just the
 beginning.
   Sign me up for Ravensdale '98,I want to make sure I get a space for this
 one.
  Thank you all
Marie Segal

 
 
 

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Post by Jeannine » Mon, 06 Oct 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
> Next time I'd like
>a 'head's up' so I don't miss the *** man in the showers.....

Guess I went to the wrong conference, Peg.........

Jeannine

 
 
 

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Post by LynnD » Mon, 06 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>Dori demoed her
> Genisis too!!!  The extruding capabilities has my mind turning.

Does the Genesis have sheet-making capabilities, as does an Atlas?

Experiencing ever-increasing pain from cranking my pasta machine,

LynnDel

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Post by LynnD » Mon, 06 Oct 1997 04:00:00


From one who's dreaming of Ravensdale...  how do you pronounce it?
Ray-vensdale, or Raaavensdale?

LynnDel

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Post by Kathy & Wi » Tue, 07 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:



> > Next time I'd like
> >a 'head's up' so I don't miss the *** man in the showers.....

> Guess I went to the wrong conference, Peg.........

> Jeannine

Jeannine,

No, you didn't--bet they didn't have bears.

Kathy

 
 
 

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Post by Need2Be » Tue, 07 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>Does the Genesis have sheet-making capabilities, as does an Atlas?
>Experiencing ever-increasing pain from cranking my pasta machine,

>LynnDel

Gee, Lynn, I thought I'd invented the next-best thing to sliced butter just by
 getting a machine to CONDITION clay!!  I didn't know you guys wanted it
 combined with a pasta machine, too!!  Will the consumer ever be satisfied?
 (VBG!!)  Actually, all in good natured fun, remember it conditions AND
 extrudes, so I really thought that would be enough.  I had no intention of
 duplicating a machine that already existed.  However, I am looking at
 designing an extra extruding plate which will extrude in strips/ribbons, as
 well as the spagetti stuff it already does (and the design plates).  Sorry, no
 flat sheets.  Since you suffer pain, however, I would suggest you try the
 small motor that attaches to the pasta machine.  I'm sure someone here in the
 newsgroup could give you the info, as I don't have it myself.  And for all of
 you who are patiently waiting and have pre-paid your orders for the Genesis,
 IT'S IN PRODUCTION NOW, and will be available for shipping in 6-8 weeks.
 TTYL!  --- Dori
 
 
 

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Post by MLBe » Tue, 07 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> > Next time I'd like a 'head's up' so I don't
>> miss the >*** man in the showers.....

> Guess I went to the wrong conference, Peg.........

>No, you didn't--bet they didn't have bears.

--------------------

Seems that Clay Camp had only "bares!"
<G>
MLBee

 
 
 

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Post by Dawn Marti » Tue, 07 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:




> > > Next time I'd like
> > >a 'head's up' so I don't miss the *** man in the showers.....

> > Guess I went to the wrong conference, Peg.........

> > Jeannine

> Jeannine,

> No, you didn't--bet they didn't have bears.

> Kathy

Well..I didn't see any bears, but then I didn't see the *** man
either!

DawnM
The Crafty Harper

 
 
 

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Post by J J J Ja » Wed, 08 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>> No, you didn't--bet they didn't have bears.

>> Kathy

Sigh, bears would have been great!!!
Jami Miller
 
 
 

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Post by Sherry Bail » Wed, 08 Oct 1997 04:00:00


: From one who's dreaming of Ravensdale...  how do you pronounce it?
: Ray-vensdale, or Raaavensdale?

: LynnDel

Can't you tell?  RAVE'ns dale! ;^)

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by Dorothy Mcmill » Sat, 11 Oct 1997 04:00:00


          There are several brands of pasta machine motors on the market.
 I've tried several of them that friends of mine have.   All of them were
rather noisy, but worked extremely well.  All were two speed machines.  
Check out cooking stores such as Williams-Sonoma.  Also, I saw a note
here on the board which gave the address of a catalogue that carries them.