March 2017 Meeting: Chili Pepper

by Myra on March 6, 2017

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds. Our lesson will be different than announced at the last meeting – Deb Hart will be showing us how to make her adorable chili peppers!


  • Skinner blend – Shaped into block that is 3/4″ wide across the face. Something with dark on one end and light on the other (green, red, orange or whatever color you want). Deb used a fun purple blend in her tutorial that turned out very pretty. You can bring canes to embellish your chili pepper – like the cane we created for the owl earrings – otherwise, she’ll have some available for folks to use.
  • Canes for embellishment (optional)
  • A small amount of scrap clay
  • Poly Paste
  • Eye pins
  • Ear wires


  • Pasta machine
  • Clay blade
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife
  • Wire cutter
  • Round nose pliers
  • Pin/needle tool/sharp sculpting tool

It’s not a complicated project, so folks should be able to make their Skinner blends at the meeting. Deb will also have a few blends along that she can make a slice and share with people – it doesn’t take much.

Deb will have a small abridged handout for everyone attending, but if you’d like to order a more detailed copy with instructions on the various canes she’ll be using, you can download a copy for $4. She’ll be putting it up on Etsy and on the written tutorial section of for $10, so she wanted to make it reasonable for anyone interested. She is still working on finishing the editing, but when it’s done we’ll get the link and share with the guild to order it.

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