I want to thank everyone who responded to the ceramic group at the Carl Gipson Everett Senior Center following the fire in our kiln. We were lucky that the fire was restricted to the kiln. An article in The Herald about the fire netted us many offers to donate a replacement kiln. The kiln we selected is larger than the one destroyed. Our gratitude also extends to the firemen who donated $500 and another person who donated $150.
Our class meets on Thursday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. We usually have between 14 and 19 students. Their ages range from 60 to 93. Most of the ladies are living on subsistence and our class is self-supporting.
Our ceramic pieces had largely been donated by ceramic shops in the area. With the current economy, however, nearly all of the shops from Lynnwood to Arlington have closed their doors.
If anyone knows of any shop still open, please let us know. Or if anyone would like to donate any greenware or bisque of their own that they no longer wish to complete, we would be grateful.
I am a volunteer in the ceramic class; you can call the center and leave me a message, or you can reach me at 425-337-6922 or 425-337-5198. I would be happy to pick up any donations, or you could drop them off on Thursday morning, and receive a big thank you from the class.