January 2015 Meeting:
Business news: Demos for the next few months have tentatively been decided. February we will be hosting a Bottles Of Hope day. Everyone should bring a 5" glass bottle or smaller (some will be provided) and enough clay colors to decorate your bottles. Sonny's BBQ has gifted Nancy W a catered event and so we will all be fed. The Ashville Guild has also been invited. Please send Nancy a note letting her know how many plan to attend so we can be certain to have enough food for all. March: Pattie will be doing a demo for us. April: Linda wants to do a demo (perhaps at her home). May: Kathy has volunteered for a demo (if something comes up between now and then and she can't do it; Maggie has said she will fill in).
Julie Eakes gave a wonderful demo on making organic looking pieces. She gave useful tips and techniques and allowed everyone to be creative. We learned a new IKat technique and learned to use a gouge creatively. Thanks Julie for showing us this demo. An assortment of beautiful pieces were made and perhaps in Feb we can return with them so we can take some pics for the site.
Attendees: Maggie, Cheryl, Kathy, Linda, Nancy, Laurie, Beth, Patti, Lynn, Julie, and Christine drove in to visit.