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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
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828-675-4097

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Artisan Gallery Show

Michael Kline

Here are the pots all set up and ready to fly!

"As The Crow Flies: NC Neighbors"
is the name of this little exhibit at the Artisan Gallery in my old haunts of Northampton, MA. It features pots by Naomi Dalglish, Michael Hunt, and myself. Thanks to Chuck Stern and Patty Arbour for inviting us and doing such a nice job presenting the work. I hope you will be able to see the pots if you can afford a visit to 162 Main St.

Maybe one or two will "fly home" with you.

Pack and Ship

Michael Kline

These plates are en route (that's French for on route) to the
Artisan Gallery in Northampton MA. for the upcoming show, entitled,
"As the Crow Flies: NC Neighbors"
My neighbor potters are Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish!

Here is how I wrapped the platters for safe shipping.

First I wrap with newsprint.
Then I wrap the edge with bubble wrap.


Then the top and bottom are wrapped with bubble.

I like to use stretch wrap for fixing the bubble wrap.
This allows the bubble wrap to be easily reused.
I also think of the stretch wrap as tape without the nasty adhesives,
making it, by a fraction, a bit more "green".

Using a clay box I wrap the platter separately with
cardboard, giving it a little more protection.

A section is cut out to make folding the box less bulky
and hence a little easier to fold over.

The finished wrap job.

This is placed in the box with other pots and surrounded by peanuts.
Sorry I didn't snap a picture of the packing arrangement.

Off to Massachussetts these pots go.
I wish I were going, too!

I'll post more pictures of pots for the collection shipped
to Northampton in the next post!