Issue No. IX July 2001
Letter from the President
The WPA’s Show and Sale is held in Madison late in August. The Show features antique and collectible pottery dealers, an annual exhibit—this year providing Weller pottery for your enjoyment and educational benefit—and an opportunity to bring a piece of pottery for an informal evaluation by our experts (provided as a courtesy by WPA members and their assistants).
Show Manager Glenn Clark is busy lining up dealers for the Sale, as well as organizing the Alliant Center space to accommodate the exhibit and dealers. Glenn and his crew will greet the dealers as they arrive, direct them to their table locations and answer any facility questions that arise. In addition Glenn takes care of signage for the Show and Sale, and is on site until every dealer has packed and left Saturday, after the show closes at 4PM.
This year’s exhibit curator, Chris Swart, has collected and solicited pieces for the Weller exhibit in August. The day before the show pieces of pottery will arrive, be checked in and carefully positioned by volunteers. After the show, once every piece of pottery has been returned to it’s owner, the complex of boards, tables and linens that make the exhibit will have to be disassembled.
If you have missed the fun of assisting with the Show and Sale in the past please know that this annual WPA fundraiser only happens by the generous gifts of time donated by club members. Jim Riordan is heading up the volunteer drive this year. You can volunteer to help out the day of the show for activities such as registration, staffing the exhibit, book sales and helping at the evaluation table. In addition, on Friday, August 24 help is needed to assemble the tables that hold the exhibit, to help situate dealers as they arrive, and such.
Volunteer spots are generally two hours in length and come with a free admission to the show. Won’t you help us out?
Just two weeks before the Show and Sale, please join us at Garner Park, August 7, for our annual picnic. Bring a piece (or 2) of pottery for the silent auction and $6.50 for your meal. No meeting in July—see you at the Picnic August 7.
Kari Kenifick, WPA President
2001 WPA Calendar
Wisconsin Pottery Association