I am again behind the times. As I assume all of you have heard, Eva Zeisel passed away at the age of 105. We should all be so lucky to have such a rich and wonderful life. There is nothing I can say that has already been said. Of course when a a ceramicist gets a obituary in the New York Times they are some one to remember.
A few things to address from Matt and Dave's Clays.
The first, is a big announcement coming soon for our customers in the Mid(dle) West. We will announce it soon.
For everyone else. As you know all of out products are available to you through direct shipping from the USPS. The USPS flat rate shipping is a great tool for us to get our clays to you quickly and affordably. As they promise 2-3 day shipping for all 50 states.
That said, we reside is chilly Alfred, New York. where winter has set in. So to minimize the possibility of freezing in the shipping process, we are going to restrict shipping on all orders to Monday and Tuesday. This way we can minimize the amount of time your clay will sit in chilly post offices. We are sorry for the delay in getting clay to your studio, but it is for the best.
That said, we have studied clay freezing and it is not a big deal. It has no effect on the quality of your clay. It may require a quick wedging, but you should be wedging your clay anyway ;)
Also, mark you calenders as Matt and Dave will be at NCECA 2012 in Seattle. We will be doing a presentation on the nature of Mid-temperature glazes. It should be pretty exciting and we hope to see you all there!