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November 2015

Minutes for October 2015 Meeting

Minutes recorded by Angel

We had 12 members attending the October 10, 2015 meeting. Show & Tell was quite busy with the State Fair entries by our guild members and more!  Thanks to Tom the show and tell items are available to view on the guild website.

Angel demonstrated a blending and surface technique in an Aztec / Tribal style.

In the business meeting Angel moved to approve the 9/12/2015 minutes. Jane seconded and the motion passed.

Moving on to the officers reports:

Vice President Connie gave an overview of the upcoming programs:

  • November: Decorative Bowls with Penni Jo & Jane
  • December: Dirty Santa & Snacks
  • January:  Light Up Pendant with Lori
  • February:  Repair Clinic – bring clay items with problems / mistakes and the group will brain storm and offer ideas to repair or improve!

Angela gave the treasurer’s report. We have 25 paid members.

Bottles of Hope coordinator Nance spoke with Penni Jo about her availability in the near future and that it would be best to get a new coordinator.  Angel volunteered and will be our new BOH coordinator.

Librarian Jane reports that we received a new book from Julie Picarello, and 8 new molds from Best Flexible Molds!!

Six members brought inchies to exchange.

A major inchies discussion took place.  The following schedule came out of said discussion.

January: Winter Inchies

May: Spring Inchies

August: Summer Inchies

October was a raffle month.

Old Business:

  • Randee Ketzel Class:  The class was a success!  Considering travel, lodging, food, classroom and coordination of the class the total cost to the guild was $425.00.

New Business:

  • Deb Hart: Penni Jo spoke about having artist Deb Hart come to Oklahoma for a free demo.  PJ has communicated with Deb and she would be willing to come and teach us! PJ suggest we go to her website to check her out.  Her class is $45.00 and is longer in timeframe than our regular guild meetings.

Our next regular meeting will be December 12th, 1:30 pm at Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center on the OKC Fairgrounds.

November Meeting: Decorative Bowls

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bowlsOur next meeting will be Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

Penni Jo and Jane will present our project this month – small decorative bowls. These photos are examples of what can be done with different choices of colors, style, canes, and more.


  • Small, oven safe bowl can be glass, Pyrex type glass, Corel® or metal

NOTE: Please bring a small bowl, as our oven does not have room for very many large bowls and they take longer. We will have a few extra little bowls. The bowl used in this tutorial was purchased at Dollar Tree. They were three for a dollar a few years back.

  • Strong polymer clay in your choice of colors – about 3 to 4 ounces, depending on size of bowl
  • 2 or 3 sheets deli or candy paper (will be provided in class if needed) 
  • Work surface and baking surface (can be the same, like a tile, etc.) 
  • Brayer or acrylic rolling rod or pasta machine
  • Sandpaper 
  • Knitting needle or Penni Jo’s Clay Tools
  • Your favorite, regular clay tools
  • Blade
  • Scissors

NOTE: If using slices of blocks, mokume gane or canes, you will only need enough extra clay for ropes to join the parts. Also if you have a Simple Slicer, it will make larger slices much easier to cut. (The bowl I brought was covered with slices from a Stroppel cane. The lines between the slices were joined with ropes of clay.)


  • Chalks, soft paint brush about 1/4 inch wide
  • Crayons
  • Acrylic paints with brush
  • Stamps
  • Alcohol inks, alcohol in spray bottle, rubber glove, paper towels
  • Colored markers or colored pencils
  • Pearl powders
  • Glitter
  • Metallic leaves
  • Molds