Membership Meeting Minutes

This page contains the minutes from the general meetings. Click on the file at the end of this page that you wish to view or download.

Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Monday of the month.
The agenda will follow this general format:
 
  • Old Business: 10 min.
  • New Business: 5-10 min.
  • Intro. new Members: 0-5 min.
  • Shows / Significant projects: 10 min.
  • Discussion of members written questions or requests for information (Q & A): 10 minutes
  • Program: up to 1 hour

May 21, 2018 Skagit Valley College, 7:00 pm

Welcome to new member Chris Buffington from Mt. Vernon.

Empty Bowls: Jennifer Yates from Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln (WACK) stopped by to pick up items for the Empty Bowl fundraiser and silent auction on June 13 at Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham 5:30-8:30. Tickets are $20 for your choice of bowl, soup and bread. You have till June 9 to donate your quality handcrafted functional bowls. Contact Jennifer at YatesFineArts.com to find out how to deliver them.

Saturday June 16: Extruder workshop SVC 10:30-3:30Set up at 9:30and plan to be cleaned up and out the door by 4:00. CCA will supply the clay. Bring a brown bag lunch. Water will be avilable. If you have your dies feel free to bring them. Bring boards to transport your work. Thanks to Chris for his suggestion of using a plastic bag around the clay to speed up the clean up process. Please let me know if you plan to attend so we bring enough clay. If there is only a small number of participants we will wrap it up early.

August 3-5: Anacortes Art Festival: Looks like we have most of the shifts covered but always welcome additional people. The shifts are 3 ½ hrs and thats a long time to sit at the wheel, especially for those doing a double shift. We will be able to set up Thursday evening. Pat will bring a wheel and a tent and head up a committee to figure out how many tables, shelves, supplies and clay we will need. Here is who is on deck: Fri: Pat, Roger, Erica and Janell. Sat: Irene, Janell, Marguerite. SUN: Gwen, Persis, Phoenix. We will send out a detailed schedule later. Remember, Participants are responsible for their own sales only while they are present.

Sunday Aug. 19 CCA Pot Luck: Kathy Huckleberry's home. Time to be announced.

September 22-23: Carol Gouthro Exuberant Clay: Form and Surface workshop. A two day hands on workshop. Please check her out atwww.carolgouthro.com and the March issue of Ceramics Monthly “Ebullience and Gusto”. We have opened participation to outside groups. Member cost is $150 members, $175 non-members. $50/$75 deposit by July 1, non-refundable unless you find a replacement. Balance due Aug. 1. We have 13 spots open as of May 24. Reserve your spot now. Seperate e-mail was sent with details. Pat made a motion to have CCA pick up the cost if there are not enough participants to cover the estimated cost of $1800 for the workshop. There will also be a dinner at Kathy's home on Saturday.

October TBA: Studio Visit – Mt. Vernon area: Gwen will contact Maria, Margo and Phoenix to see if we can reschedule the Mt. Vernon studio visits previously scheduled for May.

November 12 General meeting at SVC Program TBA

December 14, 5-8 pm Holiday Party/Pot Luck and gift exchange: Erica once again offered her home.

Anacortes High School equipment sale: New teacher, new building, new equipment requested. There may be glass and/or ceramic kilns, wheels for sale. Pat will let us know when information becomes available. In the meantime CCA has had to remove the pedestals that have been stored at AHS. At this point we don't know if they will be able to store them when the new building is complete. If you can store a few pedestals let us know. You can use them as long as you want!

Your Muddy Scribe, Gwen


April 16, 2018 Skagit Valley College, 7:00 pm

Board meeting scheduled for May 7, 6 pm at Hagens

Welcome to new member Janell Reich from Arlington.

 Old Business:  The CCA SVC Scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $750/yr.  So we are good for 4 more years before we will need to add to the fund.

 Empty Bowls:  Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln (WACK) are having an Empty Bowl fundraiser on June 13 at Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham.  It's not too late to donate your quality handcrafted functional bowls.  Bring them to the next meeting or contact Jennifer Yates YatesFineArts.com to find out where to deliver them.

 *Whoops, we discovered at the meeting that our Mt. Vernon area studio visits scheduled for May 19 conflicts with the Camano Island Studio Tour dates. CCA has at least 4 members participating. Rather than compete and/or have very poor attendance our Mt. Vernon members graciously agreed to reschedule their studio visits to another time. 

*May 21: SVC meeting –  Show and Tell plus a brief demo by Jeanne. Bring your favorite piece whether you made it, bought it or received it and be willing to tell its story!

 June 16:  Extruder workshop  SVC 10-5 on Saturday.  CCA  will supply the clay and we can do it as a pot luck lunch.  If you have your dies feel free to bring them.

 August 3-5:  Anacortes Art Festival:  CCA had been invited to participate as working artists during the Festival.  We need two 3 ½ hr shifts/day for 3 days.  We are still in need of volunteers to made a solid commitment, especially for Saturday.  Here's what we have so far:

Fri: Pat - set up, Roger - all day, Erica - am, Janell - pm

Sat:  Irene – all day, Janell ? – either am or pm, Marguerite??

SUN:  Gwen – all day, Persis -am, Phoenix – pm

Participants are responsible for their own sales only while they are present.

 September 22-23:  Carol Gouthro Exuberant Clay: Form and Surface workshop.  A two day hands on workshop. Please check her out at www.carolgouthro.com and the March issue of Ceramics Monthly “Ebullience and Gusto.  Member cost is $150.  $50 deposit by May 16, non-refundable unless you find a replacement.  We will open to non-members after this date.

 New Business:  What to do with our growing bank account?  Many suggestions from starting our own co-op, donating to the Lincoln Theater sound system upgrade, doing something for the community, etc.  Obviously this will be an ongoing discussion.  Your suggestions are welcome.

 We are always interested in finding a venue for a show.  If you have contacts,  we encourage you to be active in promoting us as a group. 

 Your Mud Scribe, 

Gwen

CCA Membership Meeting Minutes – 10/30/17, SVC, 7 pm
  

Nomimations for Slate of Officers:  Kathy Huckleberry, President; Pat Ball, Vice President; Judy Johnson, Treasurer; Gwen Shay, Secretary; Jeanne Gardner, web master/communications; Erica Herrmann, Marguerite Goff, members at large, are all willing to continue.  Mary Mobley was nominated to be a part time member at large. The slate was unamiously approved. 

Many thanks to Gabrielle Conatore for her many years as an officer or board member.

 

We still have room for another member at large.  If you are interested in joining the Board, please contact any of us.

 

Teri Silva Scholarship:  SVC has awarded a $1500 scholarship this year.   They will continue to award a scholarship once a year as long as funds are available.  We contribute $10 from each $25 membership fee to SVC for this scholarship.  Annual dues are to be paid in March.

 

Possible Workshops:  We discussed inviting the following guests or having members do workshops anywhere from a few hours to two days. Let us know if you have anyone else you would like to see.

 

Michael Laboon, Anacortes, a ceramic tile artist, has been contacted about doing a talk/demo at a future meeting or workshop at SVC or his home.  He does beautiful architectural decorative work.  Check him out at pacificarttile@webs.com. Or google Michael Laboon.

 

Brian O'Neill, Bellingham, does ceramic vessels with a strong earthy look . brianoneillceramics.com   Maria Wickwire will contact him.

 

Carol Gouthro, Seattle, does handbuilding, mold-making and surface design.  Take a look at her work at  Carolgouthro.com.

 

Maria Wickwire offerred to do a mini workshop possibly after our studio tour in March.

 

Possible Studio Tours:  We are thinking of a studio tour in March for artists living in the Mt. Vernon and northern areas. And perhaps an Anacortes tour in July.

 

November 11th,  Saturday, 2-4 pm at SVC.  We will complete the baskets started tonight.  Jeanne will bring some rafia etc but you can bring what you like to finish your basket.  Jeanne make extras in case you missed the meeting but still want to participate.

 

December 11, 5-8.  Holiday Pot Luck at Erica Herrmann's home, 405 W. Lake Sammish Dr. B'ham. Finger food requested.  More details to follow.

 

Presentation:  Jeanne Gardner shared a few tips on doing a time saving glaze recipe chart and a clever way to cut circles using a flexible tape measure.  She showed us several examples of clay bases and rings woven together before she let us loose to make our own.  We will finish them Nov. 11 2-4 pm at  SVC. Thanks to Jeanne for a fun time and for taking the pieces home to fire. 

 

CCA Mud Scribbler,

Gwen Shay


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