Lori Richter on sun 23 sep 01
Sheila or Tony,
Would you e-mail me offlist, please, for information about your video and
>Subject: cane handles
>I've been making Sheila's handles ..... very awkward for me at first, but
coming >along ..... Where I'm having most success is as decorative small
handles on ends of >trays, winding around and reinforcing the clay
handles...... and weaving the reed in and >out of holes in round trays with
beads attached to each hole. I really like this look. I >think it was
wise, however, to order the cane from Sheila for these first "experiments"
>so that I know the size of the reed is right, the colored dyes are the ones
she's using >etc. Actually, in an order there was enough material for a
great, great many handles. >Believe me, if I can manage this, any of you
can do the same ..... Sheila's video is very >detailed and specific.
(That's Sheila Clennell by the way, akin to Tony only by >marriage.....)
clennell on sun 23 sep 01
Sour Cherry Pottery
> Sheila or Tony,
> Would you e-mail me offlist, please, for information about your video and
> handle-making supplies?
> Thanks much.
Lori: Sheila just did a Saturday workshop on "How to Make Cane Handles"
with the Hamilton Potters Guild. there were 31 particicipants. sheila asked
them to bring 3 pieces they wanted to make handles for. She showed slides
of our pots, parts of the video, did a couple of demos and then turned them
loose. She came home thrilled with the "collective creativity " of the
group. She said everyone went home with great looking pieces. i think this
part of Ontario is going to look like the Cane Capital of Canada at the next
guild sale in November.
sheila will contact you off list. she is sleeping right now. I think she
found teaching more tiring than putting up with me.
I laughed at the Mayor playing Lawrence Welk to torture students. I can hear
the groans. Me thinks, they must have loved the guy.
Now, I know what to send Larry for Christmas.
Tony and Sheila Clennell
Sour Cherry Pottery
4545 King Street
CANADA L0R 1B1