- on 11/13/01 2:07 PM, Marbling@yahoogroups.com at Marbling@yahoogroups.com
> Hi,Wow, I really thought accreditation was the main thrust behind the formation
> The idea of a marbling guild was broached by Polly Fox and Patti Schleicher at
> San Francisco. Following the Gathering a number of people were asked by Polly
> (by the way is anyone in touch with Polly or does anyone know how to reach
> to form a committee to consider the idea.
> Central to the idea was optional accreditation of teachers. There was never
> thought of accreditation of marblers in general or making accreditation
> mandatory. Several conference calls were held but most committee members were
> highly concerned that it not be "elitist", highly fearful of the possibly
> divisive results, and the reactions received were so hysterical (we were
> among other things, "the marbling gestapo") that the committee disbanded and
> abandoned the attempt.
> I'm certain that no one who was on that committee would ever try again.
> Lots of luck, but certainly forget any form of accreditation.
> Shealgh Smith
of the society, or so it seemed. Since the ideas were presented in tandem,
I can see how I misunderstood that.
Another thing has made it a lot easier: the internet. Now we have a
Sorry about posting all the dead Japanese links. It was my 10th email, and
I didn't take the time to check it first. I'll let Takaji know.