Happy Birthday America 2019!
Hope you are enjoying summer and celebrating a Fourth of July full of
family and fireworks and food.
The 30th annual NDPCS convention held in Wahpeton is in the record
books (thanks Arley) and it was a memorable event. A few highlights and
thank yous are in order.
Thank you to Ken Metzen and family as convention chair. Ken always
manages to pull together a fun gathering despite the logistical
challenges required in hosting an event in different venues. I hope you
enjoyed the impressive group of pottery from current North Dakota
potters he put together to auction off at the banquet.
Thank you to Bill Bakken for presenting a history lesson of art
pottery as our banquet speaker! I especially enjoyed how Bill showed the
artistic styles of ancient pottery and how it influenced the creation of
pieces of North Dakota pottery. I know some of you are still debating if
your pieces represent form or function!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this convention a success. From
commemoratives to registration to member auction to silent auction to
making me a delicious root beer float, thank you to everyone who
volunteered their time and talent.
A final thank you to Patricia Williams from Olympia, Washington.
Trish contacted me to share that her grandfather, a veteran, received
two pieces of UND pottery from the American Legion in Ohio in the 1930