HOT CLAY Member Meeting Minutes: December 04th, 2015

H.O.T.Clay Meeting, December 4th, 2015

Meeting called by: Paige Ward

Note Taker: Senta Achée

Attendees: 16






  • Fall Sale THANK YOU
  • NCECA Interest
  • NCECA Alumni Reunion
  • Grinter Gallery Show – Trading Places
  • Mingchun Lecture
  • Patti Warashina


Action Items:

We have a FACEBOOK page: H.O.T.Clay

We have an INSTAGRAM account: @ufhotclay

  • Sign up for Trading Places committee. Sign up sheet is located on the HOT Clay board in the hallway.
  • Sign up for our Holiday party potluck! What food will you bring? Sign up sheet is located on the HOT Clay board in the hallway.
  • Help clean up pedestal area!
  • Help organize HOT Clay tools cabinet!


Next meeting: January 15th, 2016! See you there!






Fall Sale “THANK YOU!”:

We want to thank everyone for volunteering your time and making this year’s Fall Sale so successful! We had such a great time!

  • Our Sale totaled $2590!
  • HOT Clay made a profit of $1292


We discovered that having the sale in the Plaza of the Americas was more successful than the Reitz Union Breezeway, even in the rain!


NCECA Interest:

  • We wanted to get a rough idea of how many people were considering going to NCECA this year.
  • We counted about 15 of our members, not including those who did not attend this meeting, showed interest.
  • We want to remind our members that HOT Clay wants to help fund your trip to NCECA! Please keep participating in meetings and events. Your participation is important.
  • We will discuss NCECA details closer to the date.


NCECA Alumni Reunion


  • At NCECA there is a student and alumni event. Each year HOT Clay donates $250 towards food and toward the venue expenses.
    • Motion to vote to help donate $250: Adrienne
    • Second: Charity

Vote: Yes: 15 No: 0 Abstain: 0



Grinter Gallery Show: “Trading Places”


  • Installation will take place on February 10th, 2016
  • The Opening will be on March 11th, 2016 @6pm
  • Please sing up to be on the “Trading Places” committee.
  • Participation will include making work and swapping with another person.
  • Each participant will sign up and draw a name from the hat.
  • Aylinda has been voted to be the chair woman!
    • Bridget motions for Aylinda as chair woman
    • Second: Eddie
    • Vote: Yes: 16 No: 0 Abstain: 0
  • We will need volunteers for the committee. Responsibilites include:
    • Making sign up sheets
    • Making the list of participation names and swap
    • Someone to contact University Gallery to organize publicity – there is funding for publicity! Brian Jager is the coordinator for publicity and has some graphic design skills.
    • Organization of pedistals
    • Budgeting for food and ordering the food
  • This is a great opportunity to curate a show and will be a good resume booster!




Mingchun Zhang: Visiting Scholar Lecture:

  • Mingchun joins us from the Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute


  • We would like to have Mingchun present for us on either the 15th of the 29th of January 2016, before the HOT Clay meeting.


  • Eddie motions to have the lecture take place on the January 29th, 2016
  • Second: Adrienne
  • Vote: Yes: 15 No: 0 Abstain: 1



Patti Warashina, Spring 2016 Visiting Artist:


  • The demo will take place on March 30-31st, 2016



Ceramics Holiday Party:


  • December 13th, 2015 11am-2pm @ Nan and Paul’s house
  • Don’t forget your gifts
  • Don’t forget to sign up for the potluck. What will you bring? Sign up sheet is located on the HOT Clay board


Our pedestal area needs a good clean up!

  • The pedestals have been undergoing a lack of attention lately. We know everyone is super busy with end of the year deadlines but remember that we are apart of a community! If you have any extra time please help organize the pedestal area. This will prevent hazards!



Organize HOT Clay Cabinet and create and inventory!


  • Are there any volunteers willing to help organize the HOT Clay tools cabinet?
  • We think it would be a good idea to label the tools in the cabinet and create a inventory list as well as a sign out sheet!


Don’t forget about the Mug Library!

  • Check a mug out for a week
  • Mug submissions: email Bridget
  • 19 mugs total as of now
  • Special Collection for library
  • Tell your friends and family!


Door prize goes to: GV!





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