SEPTEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER
Volunteers are needed to staff the Farmers Market on October 8, 15 & 22. Shifts are 7:30-11:30am and 11:30am to 3:30pm. If you can help out, please contact Mary Pat at email@example.com.
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AUGUST 2022 NEWSLETTER
Annual Meeting @ Waterbrook Saturday
Sept 24 11:00am – 1pm
Please mark your calendars! The business meeting will be followed by a greenware/bisque decorating activity led by Colleen Skiff. Bring your own piece to decorate or you can decorate an empty bowl just waiting for some love. Feel free to bring a snack if you’d like, too!
The primary order of business will be to elect new leadership for the 2022-23 year.. We’re excited that Colleen Skiff is on tap to coordinate activities, Rebecca Cigal to manage Guild finances, and Anna Dorner to handle communications. The complete slate of officers will be voted on at the meeting.
We’re still in need of someone to assume the role of President. If you’re even a little bit interested in donating some time to help the Guild in this way, please reach out to Theresa, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information. Thank you!
Plans for Pottery Market 2022, scheduled for November 18 & 19, are underway! Expect to receive an application in the mail soon after Labor Day. We’re looking forward to a spectacular sale!
Subcommittees have been convened to focus on publicity, setup, vendor support and coordinating volunteers.
We can use more help! If willing, please email Arlene at email@example.com to see how you can contribute to making this year’s market a success.
Join or renew your membership
Membership dues come due in September. Please complete the accompanying membership form and include with your payment. If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting on the 24th, you can pay in cash or by check then. If you need to mail in your dues, the Guild PO Box address is on the membership form.
A HUGE thank you to our outgoing leadership team. Theresa and Jean have both served for four years and Beth, well, we’ve lost count. We appreciate all they’ve done to support our pottery community and we know all our members will throw their full support behind the incoming team.
CCCG EMPTY BOWLS 2022
October 8, 15 & 22
at the Troy Farmers Market
Plans are also underway for Empty Bowls! The Troy Riverfront Farmers Market has agreed to host CCCG on the first three Saturdays of October, as they have for the past two years. Last year, we raised more than $21,000 to support local food pantries.
Calling All Potters:
We need bowls for Empty Bowls which is right around the corner on Oct 8, 15 and 22 at the Troy Farmers Market. Please drop bowls at Waterbrook by Oct 3.
Please commit to making bowls for this event which has raised over $273,000 over the last 16 years for food programs in Troy.
If you can commit to making bowls, let Beth Joslin know how many at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can drop bowls off at Waterbrook on any Wednesday in September between 5 and 9pm or during studio assistant hours:
Jamie DiCesare. Monday 7-9 pm
Kim Lange Tuesday 8-10 am
Chad Cates and Eunseon Park Wednesday 9-11 am
Erin Doescher Thursday 4-6 pm
Mary Shaw Friday 8-10 am
Chris Hamilton Saturday 8-10 am
Please drop bowls at Waterbrook by Oct 3.
Join us at Waterbrook Studio on Wednesdays, September 7, 14 and 21 from 5-9pm to make bowls. Please plan on throwing/trimming/glazing or building/glazing your bowls or make arrangements with Beth Joslin at email@example.com if you cannot finish your bowls. There will be Guild clay available but feel free to bring some of your own too. Come Wednesday, Sept 28 from 5-9pm to help glaze any unfinished bowls.
We will be in touch about volunteering the days of the event and will share a flyer in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, please make bowls!!!
Got a technique or skill you’d be willing to record a demo on? Let me know! We’d LOVE to help you record so we can share it at an upcoming guild meeting.
Want to get more involved with the Guild?
We could use your help! We rely on volunteers to help with lots of Guild business. We are fortunate to have Barbara Costanzo managing our website. The success of Empty Bowls and Pottery Market rely on dozens of volunteers. We also have an Executive Committee opening right now for Secretary and could use some help keeping up with our Facebook page. Let us know if you’re interested!
Got an idea for a future CCCG activity? A question? Suggestion? Let us know!
Theresa Zubretsky, President
Jean Decker, VP
Beth Joslin, Treasurer