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January 27, 2007

New Polymer Clay Guild in Tulsa

Good news! I just heard from Mary Davis in Tulsa, and she reports that the new Tulsa Polymer Clay Guild will have their first meeting on March 3, 2007. They’ll be meeting at the Martin Regional Library on the first Saturday of every month. I’ve added the listing to our calendar (see sidebar) so folks can keep track of the meetings.

Mary asked about the possibility of a joint meeting sometime, which sounds like fun — and I know Penni Jo’s already expressed interest in a swap with our neighbors to the north — so it’s great to hear that the group is coming together. Best of luck, Mary!

January 6, 2007

January Meeting: Artist Trading Cards *POSTPONED*

* UPDATE 1/12/07: Due to the ice storm that’s just rolled into town, we’re cancelling the January 13th meeting. We’re looking into the possibility of re-scheduling, so watch this space (or sign up for our mailing list) for updates. *

Polymer Clay ATC from AngelaHave you heard of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)? They’re 2.5” x 3.5” cards that artists make and trade — a great way to meet other artists, share techniques, and show your personal style. (Read more about ATCs here.)

At the Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild’s January meeting, we’ll learn how to make Artist Trading Cards from polymer clay. Deena Parsons has offered to demonstrate how to make these cards, so we can all be ready for the ATC swap we’ll be doing at our next meeting!

If you haven’t taken one of Deena’s polymer clay classes (she teaches at and Bear Makes 3 in Moore and the Firehouse Art Center in Norman, along with various other places around the country), you’ve gotta come see what you’ve been missing! Deena was active in the Dayton area polymer clay guild before she moved back to Oklahoma (hmm… maybe she can give our guild some pointers, too!). Now she’s a full-time artist, and she owns an up-and-coming rubber stamp company called DP Artworks. Deena’s a lot of fun — we guarantee you’ll have fun and learn a ton when she’s in the room.

Angela will be bringing a few ATCs she received in a recent swap to show as examples. If you’ve got some, feel free to bring them along, too.

Here are the meeting details:

  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2007, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. [See weather update above]
  • Where: Hobby Lobby at I-40 and MacArthur, 6104 West Reno, Oklahoma City, OK. (The classroom is in the very back of the store.)
  • What to Bring:
    • Clay (any colors you like) and any clay tools you think you’ll want.
    • Any embellishments you might want for your ATCs — i.e., small beads, trinkets or charms. If you want to transfer words or images, bring toner-based mirror-image print-outs/copies.
    • Dues! It’s time to pay club dues of $36/year. (If you need to break it up into smaller payments, that’s fine.)

We will provide a couple of toaster ovens and a couple of pasta machines… and lots of fun and encouragement! It’s going to be a great meeting. Don’t miss it!

January 1, 2007

Logo Design Contest Announcement

Purpose

Design a logo that can be used to represent the Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild. The logo should be suitable for use on online (website, membership image links) and on printed materials (posters, cards, etc.). The design can be made from polymer clay or from any other medium.

Who can Enter

Current Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay members.

Prize

$25 Gift Certificate to a craft store of winner’s choice.

How to Enter

Send an email with an attached photo (or scan) of the entry to contest@okpolyclay.com. Note that the winning entry may need to be borrowed for additional photos.

Judging

All entries received will be randomly assigned a number. Members will then have an opportunity to vote for the winner.

Deadline

March 1, 2007

December 2006 Play Day Notes

Penni Jo's New Year BraceletWe had a great time playing with clay at our first 5th Saturday Play Day. Three people attended: Penni Jo, Sue, and Angela. We created — and ate — fortune cookies, and we all learned a thing or two. Read on for more details…

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