January 27th, 2017 Meeting Minutes

H.O.T. Clay Meeting, January 27th, 2017

Meeting called by: Ariel Bowman
Note-taker: Lydia Knowles
Attendees: 24


  • Welcome Back Nan!
  • Agendas for future meeting dates
  • Surface Decoration Lecture: Linda Arbuckle
  • Surprise Visiting Lecturer: Adam Field
  • Spring Visiting Artist: Sam Harvey
  • Art Bash and Student Juried Exhibition
  • Currents Exhibition
  • NCECA and Alumni Reunion
  • Reitz Hatchery Store
  • Spring Sale

Next meeting: February 3rd, 2017



Primary Agendas for Spring Semester Meeting Dates:

  • February 3rd – Short meeting for volunteer sign-up
  • February 17th – Discuss H.O.T. Officer positions
  • March 17th
  • March 31st – Vote on officers
  • April 14th – Vote on sculpture visiting artist for spring 2018

Design and Pottery Surface Lecture with Linda Arbuckle:

  • Image presentation and discussion regarding ideas about design and ways to consider the visual organization of pottery surfaces
  • Friday, January 27th, 4:00pm, FAC 102

Surprise Visiting Lecturer: Adam Field

  • Lecture: February 3rd, 5:00-6:00pm, FAC 201
  • Studio visits with advanced and grads throughout the day

Spring Visiting Artist: Sam Harvey

  • Workshop: Wednesday, February 8th, 9:00am-4:00pm, FAC B14
  • Lecture: 6:00pm, FAC 201
  • Workshop: Thursday, February 9th, 9:00am-11:30am, FAC B14
  • Studio visits TBD

Art Bash:

  • February 24th, 5:00-9:00pm
  • O.T. Sale: In the FAC Salon where the Fridge will also be. We will be acting separate from the Fridge, with our own commission.
  • Raku firing: In the courtyard. Priority for items for raku-fire belongs to the wheel-throwing classes. Work made to raku fire must not be too fancy or sculptural. Raku glazes will be provided for those who wish to use them. Interest sign-up sheets will be passed around in forthcoming meetings.
  • Student work will be displayed in classrooms. Two people will monitor each classroom for two-hour shifts at a time.
  • Demonstrations
  • FACC Juried Student Exhibition opening is also that night, 5:30-8:30pm. Congratulations to those accepted!
  • Sign-up sheets for Art Bash will be passed around at February 17th

Currents Exhibition: Perception: Color and Content

  • Co-jurors Linda Lopez and Katie Parker
  • March 21st-April 19th in the Gary R. Libby Gallery
  • Work submitted must be at least 10% clay. The show’s title is broad to make the show as open as possible: consider how color contributes to content.
  • Apply now! Email currents2017@gmail.com. Entry deadline is February 10th


  • Portland, March 22nd-25th
  • We will need people to man the UF Ceramics table
  • Closer to the date we will pass around a sheet for people to indicate that they will be attending
  • 10 people indicated interest during meeting
  • H.O.T. Clay will donate $350 to the alumni reunion party
  • Ryan is team leader for making the gators. Start pressing gators. Ryan will talk to Derek about a cart in the kiln room to put gators on
  • Janet and Sarah have been reclaiming clay for members to use to make items for NCECA and/or the spring sale. Right now the clay is in B20.

Reitz Retail Gator Hatchery:

  • A retail incubator that offers student entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase and sell innovative and unique products – made at UF.
  • Participation will be by an individual basis. Submit work for sale opening on February 10th to: marmaruggiano@ufl.edu and/or ostreater@ufl.edu.
  • Director said that she would be willing to come to H.O.T. Clay to further explain.

Spring Sale Dates:

  • Location: Reitz Union, because we still don’t know when the construction will end in Plaza of the Americas and we need to guarantee a location.
  • Possible dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4th and 5th? We will determine the date in future meetings.

Door Prize: Allison

Next Meeting: February 3rd


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