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fw: 2008 nceca stay-at-home mug exchange

updated mon 31 dec 07


lela martens on sun 30 dec 07

I saved the first notice..
I haven`t sighned up yet either.
Lela Martens> Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 05:36:27 -0500> From: jmkprice26@COMCA=
ST.NET> Subject: 2008 NCECA stay-at-home mug exchange> To: CLAYART@LSV.CERA=
MICS.ORG> > FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT:> > For those of you who are new to Clayart,=
this exchange has taken place> for several years now, during NCECA season.=
The stay-at-home exchange> offers those not going to NCECA a chance to exc=
hange a mug or other clay> object with another person who's staying at home=
. I've participated in> the exchange for the last four or five years and al=
ways look forward to it.> > If you are going to Pittsburgh for NCECA in Mar=
ch, read no further. But> if NCECA 2008 is not in your plans, please read t=
he rules below. We=92d> love to have you in the exchange! You have from now=
until March to> deliver that terrific piece, which will no doubt soothe yo=
ur lucky> exchange partner=92s disappointment over not being able to go to =
NCECA.> > DATES:> > Sign-up period--now through the end of February, 2008. =
Cups exchanged> with partners: March 19 - 22, 2008> > RULES:> > 1. This exc=
hange is only for those Clayart members who are not attending> NCECA 2008. =
Those who do attend NCECA will have plenty of fun at the> conference.> > 2.=
While the exchange has at times been called a cup exchange, if you=92re> n=
ot into cups, feel free to exchange some other small clay object that> you=
=92ve made--vase, tile, sculpture, etc.> > 3. All Clayart members who aren=
=92t going to NCECA 2008 are encouraged to> participate. This means you, no=
matter what your level of expertise or> preferred method of working in cla=
y! The exchange is about making fun> connections with other members of this=
community.> > 4. All who sign up are expected to deliver on time. If you c=
an=92t deliver> a finished piece by March 22, 2008 (when NCECA ends), don=
=92t sign up. The> point is to parallel the stay-at-home exchange with what=
=92s going on at> NCECA. Please keep in mind that your exchange partner may=
be of a> different skill level than you. So what! Everybody plays in the s=
ame> sandbox, and we play nice. No throwing sand or temper tantrums, please=
.> And no whining!> > HERE=92S HOW TO PARTICIPATE:> > 1. Send an email cont=
aining the following info to me at> Do NOT simply re=
ply to this message because the> reply will go to the clayart list. I will =
respond to your email so that> you know it's been received. Please do give =
me a day or two in case I'm> out of town.> > >> Name> > >> Complete postal =
address> > >> Are you willing to ship to an international partner? Yes or N=
o> > By complete postal address, I mean the address to which your exchange>=
partner can send your package. If you are not willing to ship> internation=
ally, I will make every attempt to pair you with a> same-country exchange p=
artner.> > 2. Make your cup (or equally intriguing other clay object), and =
be ready> to ship it no later than March 22, 2008 when NCECA starts.> > 3. =
By March 1, I will have made the matches by some random method, and> will s=
end each participant an email with the name and address of the> person to w=
hom (s)he will send a clay object or thingy. You and your> partner can then=
exchange clay thingies directly with each other.> > The only exceptions to=
the random match will be to try to honor requests> from those who do not w=
ant to ship internationally. If possible, I'll> also try to avoid matching =
you with the same partner you had last year.> > 4. As soon as you receive t=
he name and address of your partner, get that> clay thingy shipped. The ide=
a is for your partner (and you!) to receive> the thingy during NCECA so no =
one feels left out.> > This means that you need to get busy making your thi=
ngy NOW!> > 5. If you have a digital camera, take a picture of your clay th=
ingy> before you mail it. Please send the image file to Chris Schafale at> = for posting in the Clayart Clay Exchange> Gallery,=
which is well worth a look. Go to> and click o=
n 2007 Clay Exchange to see last year's gallery. Posting the> images for al=
l to see is half the fun, so be sure to send yours to Chris.> > Again, be s=
ure to email me with your name and address. Don't just reply> to this annou=
ncement.> > Janet Price> Amherst, MA> >> > _________=
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