I think she was just concerned that you might publish ideas from the list in a book and gain profit from it without permission. I think this might be because it appeared that you were a classroom teacher (I assumed this as well) and noticed you had an email that ended in com. Or maybe she is familiar with your books. Since she knows you write books on art she was probablly wondering if you would make your position clear and ask permission if you wanted to publish anything from the list. I don't think she was suggesting that you should write a book on clay. I actually wonder if you seriously think she was suggesting this or if this is just a catty game. But if you did mean your question seriously I apologize. Also, I don't think you should write a book on clay either if its not something you're familiar with. If you would like to become familiar with clay enough to teach others the place to start is probablly taking a class if you can find one in your area. They are often of
fered for adults at art centers, museums, and colleges. Of course, the list is a great place for getting tips and advice but if you are really completely unfamiliar with a medium its a good idea to either take a class or get some kind of hands on instruction. Good luck with your clay endeavors.