November 4th, 2016 Meeting Minutes

H.O.T. Clay Meeting, September 23rd, 2016

Meeting called by: Ariel Bowman
Note-taker: Lydia Knowles
Attendees: 16



  • Chandra DeBuse – Fall 2017
  • Visiting Lecturer: Tanya Hartman
  • Re-Branding update and logo contest
  • Fall Sale
  • NCECA Alumni Reunion
  • Gator Glaze-a-Thon
  • Mug library volunteers

Action Items:

  • Email entries for our new logo to by midnight on November 17th.

Next meeting: November 18th. See you there!



Fall Visiting Lecturer Tanya Hartman

  • November 10-11 – Studio visits. There will be a sign-up sheet for this.
  • Lecture November 10 at 6pm



  • The new logo should:
  • Be representative of H.O.T. Clay and UF
  • Be legible in multiple sizes
  • Be appropriate for our organization

The new logo will be used on H.O.T. Clay posters, letter head, t-shirts.

Email entries to by midnight on Nov. 17th. We will vote on new logo at November 18th meeting (prize to winners).


Fall Sale:

  • Wednesday and Thursday, November 16th and 17th
  • Reitz Union main entrance
  • To sell your work:
    • Work at least two shifts at the sale
    • Fill out inventory sheets correctly and put corresponding price stickers on your work
    • Set up in the morning, and take down your work both days. If you have a conflict you must designate someone to be in charge of your work.
  • 50% goes to you, 50% to H.O.T. Clay
  • All gator sales will go 100% to H.O.T. Clay to fund NCECA travel
  • We need a team to volunteer to help with publicity
  • Thanks to G.V., Izzy, and Stephanie for making the poster


NCECA Alumni Reunion:

  • The School of Art and Art History will match a donation from H.O.T. Clay up to $350 for food
  • Paige makes a motion for H.O.T. Clay to donate $350. G.V. seconds the motion. 16 for. None against. None abstaining. Motion passes.


Mold Glaze-a-Thon:

  • Sunday, November 13th at 7pm in the glaze lab
  • If you are not taking a class in ceramics you must sign a waiver from Derek
  • We will use H.O.T. underglazes and low fire glaze
  • Make sure to put any gators you have on the bisque cart to make sure they are fired before the glaze-a-thon
  • Ariel will have a kiln signed out


Mug Library:

  • There are 5 new cup submissions that need blurbs written about them (usually taken from the artist’s website) and to be photographed and be catalogued before they are entered into the mug library.
  • Email:


“Gainesville Scene” Event

  • Online newspaper is celebrating change of ownership with event in Depot Park on the evening of the 17th.
  • If you are interested in demonstrating or selling work at this event email Izzy at More info forthcoming.

Door Prize: Janet


Next Meeting: November 18th


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