April 14th, 2017 Meeting Minutes

H.O.T. Clay Meeting, April 14th, 2017


Meeting called by: Ariel Bowman
Note-taker: Stephanie Wilhelm
Attendees: 8


  • Currents de-install
  • Spring 2018 Visiting Sculptor voting
  • End-of-year party at Anna’s house

Next meeting: This is the final meeting of the school year



Currents De-install:

  • Carin will need assistance with de-installing currents on Thursday, April 20th
  • This will give you an opportunity to also touch the work and see the way work was packed. It can also be fun with pizza and snacks.
  • Sarah, Stephanie, Sabrina will be here and may be able to assist.

Spring 2018 Visiting Sculptor Voting:

  • Nominations:
    • Wesley Wright
    • Jeanie Quinn
    • Kim Dickey
    • Chris Riccardo
    • Christina Cordova
    • Christine Golden
    • Doug Jeck
  • Winners:
    1) Jeanie Quinn
    2) Christine Golden
    3) Kim Dickey

Congrats to all seniors and Post-baccs on their final exhibitions!

End-of-the-Year Party:

  • At Anna’s house, Sunday, April 23rd at 11am

Big thank you to all of our officers for how amazing and wonderful and hardworking all of them are!


March 31st, 2017 Meeting Minutes

H.O.T. Clay Meeting, March 17th, 2017

Meeting called by: Ariel Bowman
Note-taker: Lydia Knowles
Attendees: 18


  • Currents
  • Spring Visiting Artist
  • Trading Places
  • Girls Scouts Pottery Badge
  • O.T. Officer election
  • NCECA Receipts

Next meeting: April 14th, 2017. We will vote on the Spring 2018 Visiting Artist



  • Congrats to Sarah Davey for her pieces installed at the Shadowtide show at Talon Gallery
  • Good to see Adrienne Eliades selling work at new studio in the Ash Street Project

Spring 2018 Visiting Sculpture Artist:

  • We will vote on April 14th
  • Making nominations:
    • Nominate 3 possible artists
    • Things to consider:
      • Do they normally teach workshops?
      • Is their technique interesting to watch?
      • Do they have a reference, or have you seen them give another workshop?
      • Do they have good professional connections to offer? Are they affiliated with any institutions or residency programs?
    • Send to Izzy at isabellaguttuso@ufl.edu by April 10th

Currents Exhibition:

  • Great opening at Currents on the 16th
  • Thanks again to Carin and everyone who helped out with the show!

Trading Places, Spring 2018:

  • We were invited by University Galleries to install another Trading Places show in the spring of 2017. The last time we did this show was in the spring of 2016
  • We need a volunteer point-person to organize the show
  • Concern: People who will be students here next year are not at the meeting or are current students, to be able to say they will take on the responsibility
  • Ryan makes motion to decline invitation for 2018 due to busy time of year and lack of a point-person
  • Stephanie seconds motion
  • Discussion: We will politely decline and ask to be included in future shows
  • Further discussion: Carin makes point that the show provides good representation for H.O.T. Clay on campus, and expresses concern that University Galleries won’t ask us to do it again because gallery personnel in future years won’t remember H.O.T. Clay doing the show in previous years. Carin proposes that a current grad student accept the responsibility until H.O.T. Clay can invite a 2017-2018 post-bacc student to take the responsibility. Nan says that she can’t see a reason that one of the post-baccs would not accept the responsibility
  • People in favor of passing on show: For: 0. Against: 14. Abstaining: 0
  • Carin moves that we do accept the invitation and a grad student accepts the responsibility for now. Sarah and Ryan second motion. For: 16. Against: 0. Abstaining: 0. Motion passes. Sarah and Carin will be responsible for show unless a new student accepts responsibility

Girl Scout Pottery Badge:

  • We were approached by a local girl scout troop to help them earn their pottery badge
  • Event would happen in fall 2017
  • Would need to have a point person for this project
  • Nan discusses problems: program would need a sign-off of permission from human resources, and the program is not set up to be a firing service
  • Alternative options are discussed:
    • Suggesting a possible other location, such as the Harn
    • Doing the event in a condensed version, if at all
    • Suggesting that they could come to Art Bash
    • Putting them in contact with alum Sarah Truman who has her own studio or referring them to alum Mariana Baquero at the Reitz Union Arts and Crafts Center. Stephanie will contact Sarah and Mariana
  • This issue is now tabled for a future meeting

2017-2018 Officer Elections:

  • Positions to fill:
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • Executive at Large
  • We have a shortage of current students available to fill the positions, so Nan advises holding meeting within the first couple days of classes in fall 2017 to fill the “less essential” officer positions
  • Sarah nominates Ryan for treasurer. Ailynda seconds the motion. No other nominations. For: 16. Ryan has been elected treasurer
  • Michelle and GV nominate Sarah for vice president. Joey seconds the motion. No other nominations. For: 16. Sarah has been elected vice president
  • Ryan nominates GV as president. Joey and Michelle second motion. For: 16. GV has been elected president

NCECA Receipts:

  • Reminder to give receipts for NCECA expenses to Ailynda by April 7th. The receipts must show that the expense was charged to your name

Door Prize: Joey

Next Meeting: April 14th


March 17th, 2017 Meeting Minutes

H.O.T. Clay Meeting, March 17th, 2017

Meeting called by: Ariel Bowman
Note-taker: Alison Gensmer
Attendees: 10


  • Future Meeting Agendas
  • O.T. Officer Positions
  • Spring Sale Dates
  • Currents Update
  • Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Nominations
  • Thanks for Art Bash Participation
  • Gator Glaze-A-Thon

Next meeting: March 31st, 2017



Future Meeting Agendas:

  • March 31 – Vote on officers
  • April 14 – Vote on sculpture visiting artist


  • Portland, March 22nd -25th
  • Alumni Party at Spirit of 77 Sports Bar, Thursday, March 23rd

H.O.T. Clay Officer Positions:

  • Interested? Run for…
    • President: runs meetings, attends meetings for broader organizations, delegates, makes sure everything gets done on time, keeping club active with university, finding great animal memes, power in deciding what the club may or may not do, mainly run the meetings
    • Vice President: In charge of Currents Art show, pick jurors, and all of the things that go into putting up a show
    • Treasurer: Working with student government, and activities and involvement, making sure artists get paid, balances books at sales, sees commission for members and make sure everyone gets paid as well as putting the money back into the club.
    • Secretary: checks Gmail, takes notes at meetings and sends out minutes and announcements, photographs events
    • Executive at Large: Tries to act as personal assistant to President and Vice President, advertises Facebook and event pages, work on details of things.
  • Elections take place on March 31st 

Spring Sale:

  • Reitz Union front entrance, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28th/29th, 9am-4pm
  • Spread the word!
  • More info will be sent in email

Currents Exhibition:

  • Installing weekend of meeting, if you would like to volunteer
  • In the Gary R. Libby Gallery. Opening on March 30th, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Big “thank you” to Carin for the enormous amount of work to get this together, work with the gallery, and make the poster

Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Nominations:

  • Email your nominations to Izzy at isabellaguttuso@ufl.edu by April 10th
  • We will vote on April 14th
  • If your nomination is chosen you are the artist’s liaison. This is a chance to get to know the artist personally. Graduating seniors can pass on their liaison spot to someone else. There are procedures and forms to help guide you through the liaison process.
  • Things to consider when nominating:
    • Do they do workshops?
    • Is their technique interesting to watch?
    • Do they have a references?
    • Do they have good connections?
    • What stage are they in their career, i.e. emerging, mid-career, etc.?
  • Student Government increased our budget to $1500 for next year.
  • Come to Nan if you need ideas

Thanks for Art Bash Participation:

  • Good job on Art Bash, H.O.T. Clay!
  • Classrooms and student work was amazing, so thank you everyone for your volunteering!

Gator Glaze-a-Thon:

  • After the meeting gators were molded and glazed for NCECA

Door Prize: Izzy

Next Meeting: March 31st

February 17th, 2017 Meeting Minutes

H.O.T. Clay Meeting, February 17, 2017

Meeting called by: Ariel Bowman
Note-taker: Lydia Knowles
Attendees: 21


  • Reitz Union Hatchery
  • Art Bash
  • Spring Sale Dates
  • Currents
  • UF Arts Day Event
  • Access Art
  • NCECA gators

Next meeting: March 17th, 2017



Reitz Union Hatchery:

  • Gator Hatchery – student incubator seeking work from H.O.T. Clay members
  • Located in the Reitz Union and open from 12pm-6pm Monday-Friday, and select nights like Gator Nights
  • Reitz Union Hatchery takes 20% commission
  • Only students or faculty are eligible to sell work
  • Fill out a product vendor form. Name and information and H.O.T. Clay information will be on cards for pieces.
  • To give an idea of a good price point, the highest price of items they currently sell is $35

Art Bash:

  • February 24th, 5pm-9pm
  • O.T. Sale – set-up by 4pm. Sarah is leading set-up
  • Raku firing. Raku glazes will be available for usage
  • Throwing demo. There will be 1-hour slots for throwing. People needed for set-up and take-down
  • Student work will be showcased. Please sign-up for 2-hour slots for monitoring. Volunteer sheet for throwing demo and room monitoring was passed around and is on the H.O.T. Clay board.
  • FACC Juried Student Exhibition Opening 5:30-8:30pm. Awards announced at 7pm

Spring Sale Dates:

  • Location: Reitz Union
  • Vote on Dates: Tues/Wed. April 3rd and 4th OR Tues/Wed March 28th and 29th
  • Lydia makes motion for April 3rd and 4th. Stephanie seconds the notion. Ailynda requests discussion: Ailynda says that all of the advanced class will be working to install the senior show. Ariel says that the undergrads can mostly handle Tuesday and grads can mostly handle Wednesday. Vote: 13 in favor of 3rd and 4th. Opposed: 1. Abstaining: 1. Motion passes, sale will be held on April 3rd and 4th.
  • Addendum after meeting: location is not available on April 3rd and 4th, so the club reserved the spot for March 28th and 29th.

Currents Update:

  • We received 99 individual applications
  • Jurors are currently reviewing entries
  • Notifications will be sent out on February 20th.
  • Installation begins March 15th – volunteers needed
  • sankus@ufl.edu
  • http://www.currents-exhibition.com/
  • Opening is March 21st, reception is March 30th, 5:30pm-7:30pm.

UF Arts Day:

  • Proposed by Rachel Stern COTA Senator in student government
  • Wednesday, March 29th at the Rion Ballroom in the Reitz Union at 7pm
  • Designed to display work/present demonstrations in order to increase student awareness and interest in organization within the arts
  • Possible opportunity to recruit students into ceramics classes, majors/minor, etc.
  • Possible events — throwing demonstration? Hand-building? H.O.T. Clay PowerPoint and mailing list sign-up, gator pins, advertising for spring sale

Access Art at the Harn:

NCECA Portland March 22nd-25th:

  • Make gators! Stamp with UF ceramics on the front
  • Sheet passed around to indicate NCECA attendance. Must be an active member to receive funds for trip
  • Put greenware gators on to-be-bisqued cart
  • Izzy volunteered to design cards to leave out to invite people to our table at NCECA
  • Alumni party at Spirit of 77, close to the convention center. Thursday, 5pm-7pm
  • Possible future H.O.T. clay t-shirt design in the works. We will be bringing the rest of the Arbuckle shirts to NCECA to sell

Door Prize: Janet

Next Meeting: March 17th

February 3rd, 2017 Meeting Minutes

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

Meeting called by: Ariel Bowman
Note-taker: Lydia Knowles
Attendees: 20


  • Sam Harvey workshop
  • Miscellaneous information/reminders

Next meeting: February 17th, 2017



 Sam Harvey Workshop:

  • Sign up for potluck which is on Wednesday, February 8th, 12:00pm
  • Sign up for workshop set up and tear down – room must be cleaned and tables moved
  • O.T. Clay was granted a food scholarship from Student Government Catering
  • Morning breakfast must be set up by 8:00am
  • Stephanie needs volunteers to hang up workshop posters

Miscellaneous Information/Reminders:

  • Janet and Ryan have been making molds for the ceramic gators for the spring sale and NCECA
  • Apply to Currents exhibition, due February 10th
  • Colleen Cory announces that Bucholz High School will welcome ceramics demonstrations and recruitment. Nan can supply information on UF Ceramics to provide at demonstration. Contact Colleen at ccory1@ufl.edu or (941) 894-9604.
  • Sign-up for Art Bash responsibilities will occur at next meeting, on February 17th

Door Prize: Christina

Next Meeting: February 17th

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

January 13th, 2017 Meeting Minutes

H.O.T. Clay Meeting, January 13th, 2017

Meeting called by: Ariel Bowman
Note-taker: Lydia Knowles
Attendees: 18


  • New Calendar
  • Spring Visiting Artist: Sam Harvey
  • Art Bash
  • Currents Exhibition
  • NCECA and Alumni Reunion
  • Spring Sale
  • O.T. Clay Equipment
  • BOCC Requests

Next meeting: January 27th



Spring Semester Meeting Dates:

  • January 13th
  • January 27th
  • February 3rd
  • February 17th – Discuss H.O.T. Officer positions
  • March 17th
  • March 31st
  • April 14th

Sam Harvey:

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

Art Bash:

  • February 24th, 5pm-9pm
  • O.T. Sale
  • Raku firing
  • Demonstrations
  • Showcase student work
  • FACC Juried Student Exhibition opening 5:30-8:30pm

Currents Exhibition: Perception: Color and Content

  • Co-jurors Linda Lopez and Katie Parker
  • Entry deadline Feb. 10th
  • March 21st-April 19th in the Gary R. Libby Gallery
  • Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 21st, 5:00-7pm.


  • Portland, March 22nd-25th
  • Early-bird registration ends soon
  • Making gator pins to give out at UF Ceramics table – Ryan volunteers to be team leader
  • Restaurant has been chosen for UF alumni reunion

Spring Sale Dates:

  • We need to decide the location: Plaza of the Americas or Reitz Union? We need to contact event services to check if the plaza will still be under construction during our sale.
  • Possible dates: Wednesday and Thursday, March 29th and 30th or April 4th and 5th.

H.O.T. Clay Camera, Lights, and Computer:

  • You can check out the camera and the laptop from Ariel’s studio
  • Lights are in B10

BOCC – Board of College Council Requests

  • Individual student travel requests may be granted. No aid is given if Student Government is already contributing money to the trip (i.e. no additional aid for NCECA).
  • Money for equipment may be granted. Email ideas for needed equipment to Executive at Large, Stephanie, at swilhelm@ufl.edu.

Door Prize: Carin

Next Meeting: January 27th