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December 2010

November 13, 2010 Minutes of COPCG meeting

Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild Meeting held on Nov 13 2010
**1. Introduce / welcome guests**
Angela got us started, getting the lengthy lesson going in order to get as much done as possible. Our meeting was postponed until the projects in the oven before the first baking
**2. Show and Tell**
Angela showed her Steampunk & flower.projects learned in the Christi Friesen class and also a Mosaic art piece. Sue showed her carved beads, Nance showed her pendant and fair entries. Lee Ann showed her finished carved box started in the previous meeting. Ruth showed a beautifully beaded necklace and earring set. Penni Jo showed pics and some things from Sandy Camp.l Starla was back and showed a necklace set. All the work was both exciting and encouraging.
**3. Program:** Angela taught Faux enamel techniques. The class had the room buzzing for the entire three hours. Thank you so very much Angela!!
– We learned to create a mold from a rubber stamp.
– Press the mold into clay and make a molded image.
– Dust the mold with pearl powder to ‘gild’ the clay
– Baking the form.
– Mixing liquid clay with alcohol inks to create clear colors.
– Paint the cooled openings in our baked and cooled forms.
– Bake again to set the colored liquids
– Fill the openings with clear liquid and clarify it using a heat gun.
**4. Minutes**
Minutes were approved. Thank you Shirley for filling in for PJ while she was at Sandy Camp.
**5. Old Business:**
A. PJ did a Sandy Camp report. Great fun was had by all.
B. The possible spring retreat was reported on by PJ and discussed by members. We talked about times, days, working and non working members. We will all be thinking. Also about demonstrations by members, what we might demo. Everyone seemed to think that they would like to learn more about member’s techniques, how they got that special texture or look. .
**6. New Business:**
A. Angela, reported on an upcoming Rings & Things contest. No entry fee.
B. Polymer Cafe Challenge – Steampunk due Dec 10th. Members can use the group magazine entry if desired.
C. Be thinking of who to run for next years officers. We will vote in December.
D. Angela’s new book Polymer Clay 101 will be out in January. Go Angela!! She will bring a book for the guild.
**7. V.P. Report (upcoming lessons):**
Dec. – Member’s ideas show and tell
Jan 8. Vessels – Lee Ann
Feb 11. April Kali Cane
March 8 Angela Mosaics
April 9. Penni Jo Retreat to be held over the retreat weekend?
May 14 Open
**8. Treasurer’s Report ~~ Angela**
– Balance – 453.53
$25.00 prize paid to best of show State Fair winner Penni Jo.
– Members – 10
**9. BOH Report ~~ Nance**
Nance reported, she will be contacting some regional hospitals.
**10. Librarian Report ~~ Jane:**
Jane reported on our new book.
Mixed-Media Mosaics
Techniques & Projects Using Polymer Clay Tiles, Beads and other Embellishments
by Laurie Mika.
**11. Drawing for a new book** ~~ Jane:
Polymer Clay Beaded Jewelry by Isabelle Chercey Bebra
**12. Swap or Raffle brought and won by:**
Starla: Necklace Set Angela
Ruth: Board, container Angela
Shirley: Lisa Palveka stuff & Toolbox Sue
April: Steampunk stuff. Ruth
**13. Next meeting Dec 11, 2010:**
Anyone who wants to swap an item that they will demo or show. It is fun and members are encouraged to swap if they like.

Share A Christmas Project Day-December 11, 2010

Hello Clayers! It’s time for another great poly clay meeting! This month’s meeting should be very fun and informative. This month, every one is encouraged to bring a Christmas project ( or really, any project you would like) and discuss how it was made. Also, if any of our very knowledgeable members have any great tips, please share them with the group. We discussed exchanging the projects we bring in a gift swap exchange. So bring something you would like to swap. If you’ve made something you would prefer not to swap, please bring it anyway and discuss your technique with the group.
We will meet Saturday Decemmber 11, 2010 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the at the Hobby Lobby on I-35 and South 19th in Moore (2650 Service Road, Moore, OK 73160 ). Don’t forget to bring a book suggestion so we can add another great book to our awesome library. See you there!