Clyde Gobble was featured in a January 31 article in the Lexington Dispatch. Clyde, along with 17 other NC potters, posed for the “Dirty Ol’ Men” calendar, created to raise money for the Ashley Albright Memorial Pottery Scholarship Foundation. To read the full article please go to http://www.the-dispatch.com/. For more information on the Ashley Albright Memorial Pottery Scholarship Foundation visit http://www.ashleyalbright.com/. Piedmont Craftsmen potter David Fernandez is also featured in the calendar.
Billy Ruth Sudduth is among the North Carolina Living Treasures being celebrated at an exhibition at the University of NC at Wilmington now through March 15.
500 Plates, Platters and Chargers, a future publication of Lark Books has accepted an image of Cat Jarosz’s work.
Members Akira and Larry Blount, Amy Goldstein-Rice and Lesley Keeble will have images in Lark’s 500 Handmade Dolls.
David Finck has been one busy woodworker. Look for a feature article in the January/February issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine and a feature in American Style. He’s also been lured by the movies; training Diane Lane for a role in a Richard Gere movie and having two boxes featured in Nights in Rodanthe, out in June.
Please keep member Peter Rose and his wife, Judy in your thoughts. They have been working with artisans in Kenya where they were able to develope a micro-craft enterprise. They are unable to return to that country, currently torn by civil strife. The Rose’s have received word that the “ladies” have remained strong and united, and that the workshop and medical programs are intact and operating. Peter and Judy will return to Kenya as soon as they are allowed to travel. Visit www.iukenya.org for more information.