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thank you, vince,

updated sun 26 aug 12


Vince Pitelka on sat 25 aug 12

Joyce Lee wrote:=3D20
=3D93for first seeing, and then being, the light of reason in this Boycott
Penland issue.=3DA0 I agree with all that you said.=3DA0 Your passion for =
and simple, civil consideration for a valuable asset to all potters that
Penland can offer... shines through your every paragraph.=3D94

Thanks Joyce for those kind words. I hope I am doing the right thing. =3D
50 years I have had the impression that Penland collectively is one of =3D
=3D93good guys,=3D94 and of course tens of thousands of people have been =
impacted by their experiences at Penland. They have been a huge force
teaching and promoting fine craft in North America. They should =3D
be confronted if they are engaged in unfair labor practices, but I would
hate to see anyone damage their overall reputation and success. It
certainly does take courage to stand up and fight for what one feels is
right, and I applaud John for doing that. I guess it is just a question =
how far one should carry a fight like this.
- Vince

Vince Pitelka
Appalachian Center for Craft
Tennessee Tech University