Tag: Happy Potters Club

Farewell and welcome

Carolyn Detjen June 14 brought The Happy Potters Club together for the changing of the guard. We gave a round of applause to our President Judie Smothers, Vice President Colleen Jordan, Secretary Nancy Lussier and Treasurer Sandy Holt. Tender thanks and heartfelt recognition went forth to each of the potter/officers that carefully led us through…

Happy Potters Club “One dip or Two?”

Carolyn Detjen Happy Potters are not referring to ice cream cones! No! DIPPING was the workshop given in early May by our very own Jo Ann Hanes. Jo Ann had been a professional potter for more than fifteen years before moving to Robson Ranch, but it was in the early 1960s that she discovered her…

Happy Potters… Raku and Masks

  Carolyn Detjen Clay, purified of rocks and organic matter, listened to the artisan spirit and became differing sights to behold. Each of the potters watched as birth came to life. Sarah Cunningham spoke of the experience as astonishing; never before had she watched as eyes looked back into hers and ears appeared beautifully. A…

Happy Potters in the spotlight

  Carolyn Detjen Travel over to the CATC building and walk the “gallery of windows”. On a monthly schedule the window displays are changed, exposing the talent of artists living here on the Ranch. Amazing! Bedazzling! Beautiful! Wow! Be ready to appreciate the wonders that the Ranch residents create. The Spotlight for March carries two…

Happy Potters Club adds six new members

Jan Marx As always welcoming new members to “play in the mud” is a pleasure. April’s class was no exception. Sarah Cunningham, Delores Moore, Lynda Hall, Angela Daniels, Susie Pierce and Mary Sullivan participated in four days of orientation along with plenty of hands-on experience. Carolyn Detjen taught one of the classes and was a…

Happy Potters: Wedging Clay

HP members Ellen Sullivan, Marion Napurano and Luther Robinson glaze shopping at Trinity Clay and Glaze

Jan Marx Marilyn Zastrow recently recounted how clay ended up on the ceiling several years ago. This was not a result of some clay fight by angry mudders (or fodders). The culprit, who will remain nameless, simply tried to wedge (push out air bubbles) overly wet clay. Ugly, slimy gray matter soared to greater heights.…

Happy Potters continues to thrive

New members, front: Helen Justen, Janet Seery, Nancy Rogus and Kathy Todd; back, Mike Shippy

Jan Marx New members learn about working with clay. July 11 marked the beginning of the third new-member orientation classes for 2016. The fourth and last for the year begins September 15 and is almost full. Club growth is attributed not only to Robson Ranch expansion, but also to word of mouth, our display windows,…

Happy Potters hold annual meeting

Dawn Schiegg, Judie Smothers, Lori Humphries, Carolyn Detjen and Trinka Taylor enjoy a morning together at Happy Potters annual meeting.

Jan Marx Not only do potters love making mud pies, they also enjoy a good get together with edible breakfast pies. Monday, June 13, we came together at Lori Humphries’ house to inaugurate two new officers. Liz Katz takes on the two-year task as president with Colleen Jordan as vice-president. Remaining another year are Nancy…