AGENDA: Slide Show and Demo by Matt Gaddie
MEETINGS: Detailed information for each meeting will be sent out closer to the even. Dates and/or venues may be changed. All meetings begin at 6:30 unless otherwise noted. In the meantime, be sure to check the blog for updated information.
Wed., April 7 - KMAC "Looking at Pots”
Tues., June 8 - Marty Edlin at Metro Arts
Thurs., Aug. 12 - JD Schall at Amy Elswick’s Studio
Wed., Oct. 6 - Kevin Payne at St. X
Thurs., Dec. 9 – Christmas Party
April 9-10: John Utgaard – at University of Louisville. Sponsored by the U of L Ceramics Club – details on the blog
May 7-8: Lana Wilson – at University of Louisville. Sponsored by Louisville Clay – details on the blog
June 18, 19, 20: Dana Major Kanowitz – details to be sent out at a later date. In the meantime, you can check out her website at http://www.DanaMajorKanovitz.com/
JUNE 5: HOME THROWN, HOME GROWN: There are a few spots left. The application can be downloaded from the blog. Contact Linda Bowman if you have any questions: 502-452-9151 or email@example.com
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: There was a brainstorming session held at the beginning of February to discuss the future of Louisville Clay and the direction in which the group wants to go. It was generally agreed that the way we do things now seems to work very well and is manageable at this level. Here are a few suggestions for some new activities and opportunities for active involvement in the group:
Mentoring Program – it was asked if anyone would like to head up a committee to organize this and Matt Gaddie volunteered. At this point, parameters need to be discussed and volunteers should come forward whether they be mentors or the mentees (I don’t think that is a word but it works for now!). Please contact Matt Gaddie if you are interested: 502-460-0456 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography Day – We all bring pots that we would like to have photographed and spend the afternoon learning how to do it, ending up with great photographs of our work. Suzanne Sidebottom volunteered Manual as the site for this as they have a wonderful soft box set-up. At this point we don’t know if we would use various cameras or ask someone to come in and take the pictures as we watch. We are certainly open to suggestions. Right now we would like someone to volunteer to head up this event. Please contact Laura Ross at 502-553-8766 or email@example.com
Critiques – Members volunteer to bring their pots to be critiqued and discussed at the end of the meeting. Those who are not interested in hanging around can leave whenever they like and the rest of us could stay for the discussion. No one came forward for the next meeting as we will be at KMAC and a panel will discuss what they look for in good pots, plus that meeting is less than a month away. We should have some volunteers for our June meeting though.
Bourbon Bottle Show – The Bourbon Bottle show was a great success at the 2007 NCECA held here in Louisville. Since we are in the center of bourbon country, it makes sense to continue this as a tradition and KMAC would be the perfect venue. We will be looking for national artists to participate and sponsorships from some of our bourbon distilleries. No dates or deadlines have been set at this time.
MATT GADDIE SLIDESHOW AND DEMO: Matt was totally entertaining while at the same time relaying his struggles of trying to be true to his creative side and taking on the responsibility of a family. His slides chronicled his changing style and influences. The pieces he brought were beautifully made and he is very excited about his work and his kilns. He demoed throwing a slender pitcher. He uses porcelain and does not hesitate to torch it when needed. I think everyone was surprised that the porcelain survives this treatment but he seems to have just the right touch.
THANK YOU, SUZANNE SIDEBOTTOM! It was wonderful to see the facilities at Manual. The students are so fortunate to have access to such a fantastic program. Suzanne told us that it is rated in the top three in the nation. Manual is a Visual Art Magnet and provides a full array of disciplines in the arts. The ceramic department has 22 wheels!
NORMAN SILVA: A donation to Caring Bridge in honor of Norman Silva was made on behalf of Louisville Clay. Let us be sure to keep Norman in our thoughts. It has been two months since the fire and, while he has made great progress, he still has a long way to go. His life will never be the same but he is surrounded by strong and loving family and friends. Norman and Jennifer are now officially engaged! To visit Caring Bridge and receive updates on Norman's condition, please visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/normansilva