NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, online via Zoom, it's the GCAS special holiday meeting starting at the very special time of 6:00 PM. It may not be a “party” in our group's traditional sense, but we anticipate having a slideshow of archaeological images of solstice markers, followed by a slideshow of the AMAZING progress on our new Library and Workspace/Lab in the Wood House at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site, and a reading of Marilyn Markel's annual poem wrapping up the year behind us. If any member has anything they wish to contribute to the fun, be it slideshows, games, announcements, or any etc., please contact Kyle ASAP at kyyote@msn.com . The more the merrier!

NEXT FIELD TRIP = TBA - watch this space for details as they develop.

Online Via Zoom: Our August 18, 2021, Featured Speaker, David Lee
Virtual Tour of the Mesa Prieta Petroglyphs

Upcoming Workshop in Utah: "Painting Pottery the Ancient Way"

CaverpaintingIf you plan to travel to the Blanding, Utah area in late September, you may want to join a special one-day ceramics event on Thursday, September 23, 2021, to precede this year's Southwest Kiln Conference. It's a one-afternoon workshop in ancient ceramics painting techniques hosted by Cherylene Caver and Tori Hoopes, both accomplished ceramics replicators. Their announcement for "Painting Pottery the Ancient Way" describes,

Students will complete a bowl or mug with a design of their choice. Pieces will then be fired in the group kiln on Saturday morning. The 5 hours of instruction will include how to prepare organic paint, mineral based paint, how to make a yucca brush and tips on how to "pull a line", how to load a yucca brush, "getting into the flow", how to deal with mistakes, pros and cons of green vs. dried yucca leaf, as well as endless other tips!

Students please bring your own reference material for your design.

Thursday September 23rd, 12:00 p.m. in the upstairs classroom at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding Utah.

Class Fee is based on your choice of form
Bowl (appx. 6" in diameter) - $100
Mug (appx. 3.5" tall) - $150

All pieces are unique and handmade of wild collected clays and materials, fully slipped and burnished.

Maximum enrollment - 20 (Register soon - only 14 seats left!!)
To register go to cherylenecaver.com/contact to send an email message asking to sign up. Include your name and email address.

Deposit and payment arrangements available. Cancellation refunds, full or a percentage, are based on date notified, whether the spot can be filled by the waiting list and extreme circumstances.  

Firing is not guaranteed and will not be attempted if area is under fire danger or ban.

No ceramics experience required, just a deep love of ancient pottery
and the people who made it.​

Workshop announcement is here, and learn more at the Home page here.​​​​​​​​​​​​​ If you attend this workshop, please drop the GCAS webmaster a line and tell us how it went!

/s/ webmaster

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