Ghost Ranch V-Camp
We have room for only one more (must be a male) in the complimentary Staff House Rooms, but more can be accommodated in the campsite.
Welcome to another year of V-camp at Ghost Ranch. V-camp is for Volunteer camp. It is Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, May 15-17, 2015. Members of the NMPCA are invited to the ranch and given complementary room and board in exchange for work done to maintain Pot Hollow.
Pot Hollow is where the Ranch's ceramic facility is located. We usually do three to four hours of work on Friday afternoon, all day on Saturday and again on Sunday until around 4PM. During this time we will do some sort of firing which will be announced enough ahead of time for participants to make pieces and bring them along to be included.
V-Camp is a great time for members to get to know one another and to have an exchange of ideas while working to maintain a wonderful facility. The mission statement of the NMPCA is to promote education in the ceramic arts, and by maintaining this site we are contributing to the well being of this magical educational facility, making sure it is kept in good working condition for all future workshops and seminars.
This year we will be working on the plan for a sculpture trail, installing the hood over the trolley kiln, begin writing a manual for maintenance for all the equipment. I would also like to start writing a history of Pot Hollow and so if any of you have stories you would like to contribute, I would be happy to receive them. It might be best to email your contributions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be plenty of cleaning and organizing to do as well. We will figure out some sort of a firing to spice things up a bit. Tomas Wolff has agreed to do a session like the one he did last year: Story Telling in Clay, that will be a draw for people on the ranch on Saturday afternoon.
Space is limited so sign up early.
If you have questions or if you don't want to register here, call Barbara Campbell, the event coordinator, at (575) 581-4430 or email email@example.com.
You will be contacted about special items to bring, but in general work gloves, work clothes, dust masks for cleanup and sturdy shoes, rakes, shovel, pick-ax, trowel.
Saturday, May 16th is the Ghost Ranch Bluegrass Festival concert, which adds greatly to the fun. (Bring a small contribution to the concert.)