Sally McLeod on sun 17 apr 05
Thanks for a great idea! Thursday night is all yours of course!!!
Susan said she has already emailed you regarding your suggestion. Annie Chrietzberg, Susan Fox Hirschmann and Lisa Skeen have some great visions for a session on Potter's -- Self Care ( for the lack of a better name for now). As I'm sitting here this morning it occurs to me that a clayart session the day or evening that most people arrive prior to the start of the convention might be an ideal time to do something like this. After traveling, it would be great to have an opportunity to move and get the kinks out.
All suggestions welcome!
The above is in response to an email I posted on clayart:
On Apr 15, 2005, at 10:37 AM, Sally McLeod wrote:
> > Hi Mel and clayart folks, > > I know it's probably too late for this
> year, but I'd love to go a > NCECA session on hints for taking care of
> one's body while working > with clay. It could include preventive
> techniques, how to adapt as one > get older, adaptation to physical
> challenges. . . .on the list goes > on. Clayart folks could send in
> ideas and I'm sure a we could come up > with a wealth of ideas. . . .
L. P. Skeen on sun 17 apr 05
Not me; it was Jon Kirkendall.
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From: "Sally McLeod" Annie Chrietzberg, Susan Fox Hirschmann and Lisa Skeen
have some great visions for a session on Potter's -- Self Care ( for the
lack of a better name for now).
Susan Fox-Hirschmann on sun 17 apr 05
In a message dated 4/17/2005 4:42:21 PM Eastern Standard Time,
for now). As I'm sitting here this morning it occurs to me that a clayart
session the day or evening that most people arrive prior to the start of the
convention might be an ideal time to do something like this. After traveling, it
would be great to have an opportunity to move and get the kinks out.
All suggestions welcome!
I am seeing this more in a big room, as part of demonstration/lecture with
lots of room to move around in. It would not be an "exercise session" but
rather a seminar with demonstration on warming up the body and preparing it for
working with clay. We would discuss "fuctional" strength, cardiovascular health,
stretching, calming the mind and the body....all things with demos and
handouts, as I see it.
I do not feel that we should be doing "aerobics:" or anything like that
without doctor/s approvals....as I decided long ago that I would not practise
medicine without a license! Aerobics, in particular, as with resistance training
should really not be done without your individual doctor's approval.
I think the demo/lecture can be done with handouts,....and with several
instructors, working together....one moving thru the room and helping people with
the moves, one demonstrating......this is not a "work the kinks out from you
flight kind of thing:" as I see it.
But rather a long term educational lecture/seminar/dem. of tips and
techniques that you can take home with you to practise to strengthen your body and
joints to continue working in clay. These would be "at home" exercises and
stretches that you could do WITHOUT joining a GYM!
INow.....if some of you to go to a hotel gym and work out, thereafter, and I
can meet you there to guide you thru the moves and the forms....I might be
able to do that with you, another time during the conference.
This is why I see it as something much bigger than a one small room
venue...and would like someone else to come forward, someone with personal training
background (i.e. certified) to discuss this possibility and see if we cannot get
this on the schedule as a NCECA Proposal.
Any takers out there?
Hoping to hear,