July 2021 Meeting – Bring Your Own Project

The July meeting will again be held at Betty’s house, 6712 Randi Road, Oklahoma City (map) on July 10, 2021, at 1:30 pm. The meeting will be available via Zoom, but we encourage as many as can to come in person. Please contact Betty for info to join us via Zoom.

Bring your own project to work on. Also, Betty will have some fun surprises for us to play with! Everyone who attends in person will get to take something home!

Minutes for the June 2021 Meeting

Minutes for June 13, 2021

 The following items were discussed and/or decisions made:

  • The meeting was held at Betty’s house, with four members present (Connie, Betty, LeeAnn, and Jane), and six on Zoom (Tom, Penni Jo, Myra, Lori, Kathy,  and Shirley).
  • RESTARTING REGULAR MEETINGS: The group voted that our 2021 season will officially begin on  July 10, when we will meet at  Betty’s house. That meeting will be accessible on Zoom.
  • Treasurers Report: Lee Ann gave the Treasurer’s Report. We have no paid members at this point.
  • DUES: It is time for members to pay dues. The amount will be prorated for half the year, which is $12. This can be done either on our website or by sending Lee Ann a check. For instructions for paying dues, see the detailed email, “Instructions for Paying Dues,” sent by Betty on June 13.
  • MEETING SPACE: Jane volunteered to investigate whether classroom meeting space is still available at Hobby Lobbies. Connie asked that any location chosen be centrally located to make it convenient for all.  In the meantime, the group will continue to meet at Betty’s house.
  •  ZOOM: Meetings on Zoom may not continue indefinitely, and will only be available as long as it is convenient for Betty to provide that access.  If we  move to a different meeting place, there might not be Wi-Fi, so meetings may have to be in person only.  Also, if we meet at a new location, it might be too difficult  for Betty to bring all of the equipment  she needs for Zoom.
  • OFFICERS: The guild has several office vacancies, and Connie has asked that members step up and volunteer in order to keep the guild going. Jane will ask Penni Jo if the two of them could work together to act as program chairmen. Shirley will continue as secretary as long as meetings are accessible on Zoom. We need a Retreat Chairman.  Tom is willing to be on the committee, but he can no longer be the chair.
  • STATE FAIR: Our demo is scheduled for Sept. 19, from 2-6 pm.  Let Connie know if you will need tickets to get in. We will let the fair staff provide the judges this year, but we will let the director know that we may want to provide our own judges at some point in the future.
  • RETREAT: we decided not to schedule a retreat for 2022,  but we will resume in 2023. A teacher and a location will need to be found. Tom brought up the possibility of changing the month for our retreat, as April is a busy month for polymer clay events. No decision was made.
  • FALL WORKSHOP: Jane mentioned the possibility of holding a fall one-day retreat at the senior center in Maysville.  We will discuss this further in future meetings.
  • CHANGING  OUR MEETING SCHEDULE: We discussed changing our regular meeting day, possibly to the third Saturday of each month, due to conflicts a few members have. No decision was made.

 

Submitted by Shirley Conaway

June 2021 Meeting – Easy Napkin Transfers

We will be having a meeting on June 12, 2021, at 1:30 pm.  We hope that you will join us in person at Betty’s house, 6712 Randi Road, Oklahoma City (map). We will also be using Zoom in order to include as many as we can as we will be making some important decisions at this meeting. Please contact Betty for info to join us via Zoom. 

For our project, we will be following Patricia Roberts Thompson’s tutorial on Easy Napkin Transfers to create bookmarks and/or pendants.

You will need:

  • Colorful 2-3 ply napkins (find at the Dollar store?)
  • White clay
  • Pasta machine
  • Work surface
  • Small circle cutter
  • Clay/Tissue blade
  • Other cutters for pendants, if desired
  • Tile (bookmarks) or domed surface (pendants) for baking
  • Bowl for water
  • Scissors
  • Patty paper or parchment paper for burnishing
  • Small piece of terry cloth

April 2021 – Unofficial Meeting

Hello clay friends,

We are planning a small project to work on in person at Betty’s home in April. (4/10/2021 at 1:30)
This is an unofficial get-together and there will be no zoom at this time.
Hope you can join us!

Connie

Betty’s Address
6712 Randi Road, Oklahoma City (map)

 

Materials and tools:

  • Polymer clay (colors of your choice)
  • Pasta Machine
  • Czextuder* + LC Disk 1 (extension with 3 small holes)
  • Clay Blade (tissue blade)
  • Bowl on which to form basket (see example below which is available from Dollar Tree – 4 inches across is the best size)
  • Baking paper
  • Work mat
  • Rubber tip tool

 

*You can use whatever extruder you have on hand. There will also be some extras available if you don’t have one.

Contact us with any questions.

January 2021 Meeting – New Officers and Postponed Christmas Party

Happy New Year!

Our January meeting will be held on 1/9/2021 at 1:30 pm at the home of Betty Bolerjack, 6712 Randi Rd, Oklahoma City. It is time for us to elect new officers for 2021. We will be using Zoom for that part of the meeting for those unable to attend in person. Zoom details will be available on our private Facebook group and will also be sent out via email. Please contact Betty for more info if you wish to attend as a guest via Zoom.

We decided to go ahead and have our Christmas party during our January meeting. Please see the December announcement for details. Looking forward to lots of fun in January!

Christmas Party – December 12, 2020

We have had to cancel our party. See you in January!!!

 

It’s time for our annual Christmas Party! Instead of having a lesson, we will be bringing snacks to share and will play Dirty Santa which is always a lot of fun! We’ll meet at Betty’s house again. Her address is 6712 Randi Rd, Oklahoma City. You can find a map here. There will be NO Zoom this month.

Everyone, please bring a yummy holiday dish to share and a serving utensil if needed.  Please let Connie know what you plan on bringing.  Plates, napkins, and forks will be provided.

About Dirty Santa: REMEMBER the items in the Dirty Santa game are NOT gag gifts but should be something you’d like to receive. Everyone playing the game brings a hand-crafted polymer item. An item using a technique learned this past year or one you just enjoyed making and sharing. Playing Dirty Santa is optional – but please, please do bring an item. It is so much more fun with many participants, we had such a good time last year. 

 

Minutes for the November 2020 Meeting

Nov.14th 2020 minutes for Central OK clay guild

By Connie

At home of Betty

Attendance 4 in person

9 on zoom

Program done by Marlene  G :  confetti Veneer

Connie will post Christmas party invite on FB no zooming on that day!

VOTED

to roll retreat in person at canyon camp to year 2022

To have a virtual retreat for two days 2021

Motion made by Betty 2nd by Jane all approved

Connie will call Anita at canyon camp

VOTED

Motion made by Connie 2nd by Jane all approved

Reimburse Betty for half the zoom membership fee for this past year of 2020

Betty will contact LeeAnne for check.

 

Retreat goody bags will be mail to guest will have extra fee to cover mailing

Jane, Marc, Betty, Connie will help getting them out.

LeeAnne treasurer report  19 members

Dec. Christmas party

Jan.2021 program by Laura C

Feb. by PenniJo

Jan:  we need new officers for 2021

Shirley said she would do Secretary on zoom

We still need a vice pres.