I am cleaning out my workshop for two reasons. The first one is to clear out things I will probably never use like all that novelty yarn that looked so pretty at the time, and all those unopened stamp pads that I acquired from various rubber stamping conventions, goody bags and sales too hard to resist.
These items and many others are now packed in bags on my workshop floor, ready to be taken to Clayathon for the Junque Table. This is my second reason for clearing things out. Because clearing out your workshop is so much easier if you know that your former treasures will find new life with someone else.
The Clayathon Junque Table is a time-honored Clayathon tradition and the brainchild of Sherman Oberson, a serious collector of Junque, oddities, taxidermy and various art supplies. Sherman invites Clayathon attendees to sort through their supplies and bring anything from the “unwanted” category, the “no longer needed” category, and the “OMG what was I thinking? category” to Clayathon where he and his crafty pack of minions sort through everything, The really desirable or costly items go into the auction. The remainder go to the Junque table and are covered by a white sheet until the moment when Sherman whips the sheet aside, bellows,“Cry Havoc!,’ and let slip the dogs of war!” and retreats to a safe place while frenzied Clayathoners pick the table clean.
Here are some other things I am bringing for the Junque table:
Clayathon runs from April 4 to April 11 at the Seaview Resort in Stockton, NJ. It’s sold out, but I will be posting pictures.
I’m also having a ‘clearing out’ day … so what am I doing reading blogs???
Anything for a bit of distraction 🙂
A little bit of procrastination can be good for the soul. ☺️
I ran into your site looking at jewelry stuff, construction, examples, on pinterest. I’m an art teacher and read the line, “novelty yarns” or some such. I’m an art teacher and these last few weeks we’ve been doing weaving with grades 2-5th, and I sent home a note asking for yarn donations and got back all kinds of great, novelty yarns. One of my little girl students, upon picking up a yarn with glitter in it, while holding it reverently, said, “oh my….” and walked away quietly. Nice site, keep up the good work.