Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Remembering Tom Rohr

Oregon potter, teacher, and friend of Studio Potter died suddenly on July 8 at his home outside Eugene. Tom was a vivid, generous, life-embracing potter and friend, and his loss will be deeply felt by the students, wood-firing crews, and fellow-potters whose lives he touched – as well as by his family. His wife, potter Kathryn Finnerty, has asked that people who want to remember Tom’s life in clay do so with a donation to Studio Potter. We are more touched than we can say by the generosity of this gesture, and by being included in the ceramic community honoring Tom. Our heartfelt thanks and condolences to Kathryn and to Tom’s friends and family.http://www.studiopotter.org/tomrohr/

Friday, July 10, 2009

Meetings, meetings, meetings

The July General Meeting is tonight at the Multnomah Arts Center. Potluck starts at 6pm and the meeting will get under way at 6:30pm. Brian will be coordinating the Group Buy effort for the members and rumor has it, our President Elect, Margaret, will be running the meeting tonight.

And then there's the "Visions" meeting for Showcase tomorrow afternoon at our Showcase Chair's home/farm. Potluck lunch starts at noon and the meeting will get underway at 1pm. This should be a terrifc meeting with a lot of ideas being exchanged for Showcase 2010.

Hope to see you all at either or both of these meetings.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Empty Bowls @ Blues Festival

Grab $10.00 and 2 canned goods and head to the Waterfront Blues Festival this weekend at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The OPA's Empty Bowls booth is at the entry across from the Marriott Hotel off Naito Parkway. This year's chair Bill Sanchez and his Co-Chair Raybun Thompson and a group of volunteers set up the booth on Wednesday. The donated work is amazing and you'll be helping a terrific cause. All proceeds from the donated work go to the Oregon Food Bank - a much needed donation in these trying times. Hope to see you there!