noxcat at eden.com
Thu Mar 23 17:50:26 PST 1995
>Case in point I have a friend who is a high level commercial potter.
>A few people think she should get a thistle. The problem lies in that
>she does not bring her pottery into the SCA at all. The thistle is an
>SCA award for excellence in a field. Why award it if it is not
>enriching the SCA?
But what if it were enriching the SCA, but she was not entering it in A&S
competitions? What if she were making her pottery and using it as feast
gear? Should she get a thistle then?
A lot of people make a lot of the things they use in the SCA, but just do
not enter it in any A&S. And a lot of it is exemplary work. Yet they get no
awards for it. I think that is the point people were trying to make.
BTW - I agree that your friend should not get a thistle for her work if her
work is not being brought into the SCA by anyone. If she gives you a piece,
and you bring it into the SCA, then that would be another discussion.
Catriona Rowley Kerr
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