September 9th, 2016 Meeting Minutes

H.O.T. Clay Meeting, September 9th, 2016

Meeting called by: Ariel Bowman
Note-taker: Lydia Knowles
Attendees: 19


  • Visiting Artist: Sunshine Cobb
  • Visiting Lecturer: Tanya Hartman
  • Fall Sale
  • Make-a-Thon
  • Art Bash
  • Show Opportunities
  • Birthdays

Action Items:

Next meeting: September 23. See you there!



Welcome to H.O.T. Clay and the new school year:

  • Mission statement
  • Thanks to our officers and advisor from last year: Paige Ward, Bridget Fairbank, Christina Carfora, Ediel Dominquez, Senta Achée, and Nan Smith.
  • Fall semester meeting dates:
    September 9

September 23

October 7

October 21

November 4

November 18

  • We follow Robert’s Rules of Order in making club decisions
  • New board members

President: Ariel Bowman

Vice-President: Carin Sankus

Treasurer: Ailynda Ho

Secretary: Lydia Knowles

Executive at Large: Stephanie Wilhelm
Advisor: Nan Smith

Sunshine Cobb Visiting Artist Demonstrations and Lecture:

  • Demonstrations: October 12, 9:00-4:30 and October 13, 9:00-11:30
  • Artist Lecture: October 12, 6pm
  • Sign-up will begin soon for helping with event

Visiting artist (vessel-maker) for Fall 2017:

  • Voting for visiting artist for next fall will occur at October 21st meeting. Email nominations to Izzy:

Fall visiting lecturer:

  • Tanya Hartman: painting instructor at University of Kansas
  • We aim to have the Board of College Council cover her $600 honorarium
  • Dates: November 10-11.
  • We have voted to have her lecture. Votes: For – 17. Against – 0. Abstain – 0.

Reynolds Advanced Materials workshops:

  • September 15, 3-6pm, and October 18, 3-6pm. Room B14.
  • Only 25 spaces, so email Lydia at with which days you want to attend.

Fall Sale:

  • Potential dates: November 9 and 10, Reitz Union.
  • Might be problematic. Will discuss other dates at next meeting.


  • Gator business card holders for sale
  • Can be used at NCECA to promote program
  • Ariel will make prototype to make press molds from. Need volunteers to make the molds at Make-a-Thon and make gators throughout the semester.
  • Glaze-a-Thon will happen closer to the sale
  • H.O.T. Clay will purchase the plaster for the molds
  • Proceeds from sale of the gators will go entirely to H.O.T. Clay
  • We have voted to make this a club project. Votes: For – 16. Against – 0. Abstain – 0.

Art Bash:

  • Moved to spring
  • February 24
  • H.O.T. Sale, demonstrations, showcase of student work

Show Opportunities:

  • Potter’s Council Juried Exhibition. Deadline: October 28, 2016. Displayed at NCECA.
  • NCECA Fellowships – undergraduate, graduate, mulitcultural. Deadline: October 19, 2016. UF program has had history of awarded fellowships.
  • NCECA Student Show. Deadline: September 28, 2016.

Door Prize: Stephanie won.

Birthdays: Celebrated September birthdays.

Next Meeting: September 23.


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