Ceramics committee meeting 20210803
2021-08-03 18:30, DMS North Lobby class room
Ceramics monthly meeting. 08/03/2021 18:30 Call in Or open Meet and enter this code: cpk-mzbp-yqd
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Call to order: 18:30
Item 1: T shirt update--Monika and Liz
Item 2: Kiln opening temp discussion--Chris
Item 3: Special Firings--Amanda
Item 4: Layout of ceramics question and do we need signs--Sasha
Item 5: Praise and Thank you to members--April
Item 6: Grocery List--Amanda
Item 7: Clay recycling question--Sasha
Item 8: Glaze kitty fund--Monika
(Discussion Item 1)
Liz and Monika working on designs for the t-shirts
(Discussion Item 2)
Chris asked if we could up the kiln opening to 150 degress instead of the voted on 100 degrees....not unload the kiln, just to open it to get temp down faster to a normal temp where you can hold things without gloves.
Decided that 125 degrees would be a great test for opening instead of the 150
Questions and concerns: does it change the temp of the room at DMS? Does it effect the cones or the firing? Does it cause crazing?
Closer to September, we will try a test run. Chris Cooper will be the tester. Notes will be available to place on pieces where you can opt out of the firing. Look for signs to give everyone a heads up on this test.
(Discussion Item 3)
August: Macro Crystalline firing scheduled for 8-16, and Gold Luster firing is scheduled for 8-21
(Discussion Item 4)
Sasha asked about the vents over on new ceramics side, basically will we be moving kilns over? City still needs to approve vents in order to move kilns. No kilns or shelves being moved yet. Also suggested signs be put up to show where things are as well as cleaning procedures.
(Discussion Item 5)
Thank you Amanda for being our fearless leader
Thank you Monika for continuing to be kiln leader!!
Thank you Steve for sweeping and mopping area and for grinding glaze off of the kiln shelves!!
Thank you Anette for grinding glaze off shelves!!
Thank you to Olivia, Elyssa, Michael, Monika and Christy for teaching
Thank you to Olivia, Craig, Steve, Monika, Bri, Anette, and Beth for loading and unloading the kilns
Thank you to whoever/whomever moved the other wheel over to our new area!!
(Discussion Item 6)
brushes, pint of black underglaze, mops and buckets. MKM tools? Not sure if these where purchased, so leaving these here.
New to add: Triangle trimming tool, bevel cutters, and large kiln shelves
(Discussion Item 7)
Sasha to join Beth in reclaiming clay
(Discussion Item 8)
Glaze kitty fund seems short.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO GIVE TO THE GLAZE FUNDS IF YOU ARE USING THE CERAMIC MAKERSPACE GLAZE.
Taking down the suggestion sign, and putting up new signs for members to see and give.
(Discussion Item 9)
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Meeting Adjourned at 19:30