3rd Quarter Meeting, August 11, 2021

MCMA Exhibit – Congratulations to everyone who submitted pieces and were accepted! We’re looking forward to a great show. Everyone should have received paperwork with details - delivery dates and reception date and time was discussed. All members are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $10, light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.


Reception date: Saturday, September 18th 6:00 - 8:00 PM

30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060 


Treasurer Report –  $ 5,444.44   Discussed the intended acquisition of media technology - TV, video recording equipment, and a laptop for the group to use at workshops. 




CAC: We’ve been in discussion with the Cherokee Arts Center about scheduling a GCC members show, possibly this fall. They are working to bring the center back to pre-covid activity, but are short-staffed. Classes are going and they are continuing to add to their schedule. 


      They are ready to begin hosting shows. We have discussed the possibility of having a GCC member show this fall continuing the tradition of our annual show at the CAC. To help them in their efforts and short-staffed facility, Denise Van Balen will assist with creating the advertising for the show. As done previously, the GCC members will hang the show. 


     This would be for all members and does not have a jury process or application. The relationship between the GCC and CAC has been a long-standing and mutual benefit for both organizations. A show in early October was discussed with the members attending the quarterly meeting. General consensus was that early October was too soon to the MCMA drop off and opening. Further discussions with the CAC are in-progress for a show mid-November. Members should prepare for the possibility of a fall show at the CAC.  


     Also discussed was a proposed partnership between the GCC and the CAC, allowing members to join both organizations for a discount off of the separate memberships.   After clarification that this would be optional, not compulsory, there was agreement for the proposal.    Quarterly meetings will be held at the CAC going forward and until they are able to find a new home.   



  • Luce Van Asten 2-Day Surface Decoration March 26&27, 2022 at Phoebe’s home and studio. Luce presented information about her upcoming workshop on surface decoration. Registration will open early 2022, look for an email for registration details then. 

    • Some information presented in the workshop will include Sgraffito, Mishima, screen printed image transfers, image transfer with newsprint paper, painted image transfer with gelli-plate, texture and print-making on clay, slip trail underglaze, spray painting with a spray bottle, and the recipe and use of Magic Water.  

  • Judy Brater- Is not yet ready to resume her workshop schedule. When she is, we will update the group on time and location.


Upcoming Events:


Reminder to mark your calendar for the spring Georgia Art Education Association Teacher Workshop with the Creative Arts Guild currently scheduled for April 23, 2022. 


Dan and Mary could not make the meeting, but this is the information about the workshop:


     We have tied down the date of April 23, 2022 for "A Day of Clay" in Dalton. We need from GCC members to volunteer to conduct workshops and/or to assist with workshops. I will offer a couple of wheel-throwing sessions, and we'd like to have at least five other one hour or two hour workshops, plus a raku experience (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). The content can be applicable to elementary, middle, or high school classrooms or it can be aimed at enriching the teachers' personal skills with clay. Anyone who would like to volunteer can let us know at angelvillepottery@gmail.com . We'd like to try to tie down the list of presenters by the end of October if possible.


     Additional volunteers will be needed to provide prepared pieces for the Raku demonstrations, with the expectation that each attendee would be able to take their own piece home at the end of the event.   The total number of pieces needed has yet to be determined.  


GCC Member Raku Nights - Fred has injured his shoulder and has not been able to complete the work on the raku kiln. Also, with covid currently they are not ready for visitors to their home. We have another possibility in the works and will update when possible.


Emails - Group emails are now being sent through MailChimp which should eliminate the issue of some members being dropped from the recipient lists. Please check your spam folder if you feel you are not receiving them. Also, remember that minutes are usually posted to the website shortly after the meeting for members who were unable to attend in person. The minutes usually contain the most up-to-date information on events and shows.  


In Closing - There was general discussion about how this past year, for obvious reasons, there has been diminished activity by and about the group. The upcoming MCMA show, proposed partnership with the CAC and Luce’s workshop will hopefully renew enthusiasm and broaden our membership roles. Suggestions from members on possible workshop presenters, show venues, and demos at quarterly meetings are encouraged and extremely helpful.  


4th Quarter Meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

  • Daytime meeting: 12:00 

  • Demo by Kathryn Somers: 11:30 a.m. on transfers; overglaze, underglaze.  

  • Location: currently Cherokee Arts Center, downtown Canton