August 2018

September 2018 meeting – Wall Sconces

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Mabel fry library in Yukon.  1200 Lakeshore Drive, Yukon, OK 73099.  We will also have a drawing this month, so if you won something last time, bring some goodies for this one!  Also, please bring in your Faux Raku Bowls from last month so we can get some pictures of them.

Connie will be teaching a class on wall sconces.

Supply list

Clay color of your choice need about two- 2oz bars of clay depends on how big your cone is or your heart.  I like using a light color so I can Accent with acrylic paint

Texture sheets

Pasta machine

Cutting blade

Acrylic paint, brush, rag to wipe

Poster board to make cone shape with Staples and tape or Snow cone Cup, Scissors, Circle shape, to draw circle

Heart shaped cookie cutter 5 in. flower cuter 4 in to cut scalloped edge

Release gel

Fiberfill for baking Heart

Box to carry stuff home no ovens this time

Minutes for August 11, 2018

Meeting convened by President Betty Bolerjack at 1:30 pm

11 Members were in attendance

The images from Show and Tell are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages.

Yahoo pages https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OKPolyClay/photos/photostream

Our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/okpolyclay/?fref=ts

Betty Bolerjack presented today’s program: Blessing bowls with faux raku

 

Business Meeting:

Secretary – Approval of Meeting Minutes: 7/14/18. Minutes approved with Penni Jo moving and Deborah seconding

Vice President – Shirley Conway – Program schedule for upcoming meetings.

September: Connie Farrell – Vases for air plants

October: Penni Jo and Jane – Chrysanthemums

November: Tom-Sugar veil mats with liquid polymer clay

December: Christmas Party

January (2019) – Bottles of Hope

Treasurer – LeeAnn Kelley reported we have 31 paid members currently and updated the financial report.

Librarian: Give Jane your suggestions for additions to the Library

Webmaster: Cheryl Reich is the new Webmaster. okpolyclay@adolia.biz

Old Business:

  • Retreat: Further discussion of auction. Feedback needed. Still need to identify a guest artist. Tom will send an email with the suggested artists. If you have ideas please let Tom know.
  • Discussion of Deb Hart’s all day workshop on October 6. She will be teaching INRO. Will be held at our regular meeting place from 9-5. If you are planning to attend please notify LeeAnn or Tom by our September meeting so Deb can order the clay.
  • State Fair: Deadline for registering items for competition is 8/15/18 by 5 p.m. If you requested a pass and parking, Betty will have these at the September meeting. Demo day is September 16.

New Business:

  • September meeting will be at the Mabel Fry Library in Yukon. The address is 1200 Lakeshore Drive.

Announcements:

  • Next month, if you won last month be sure to bring goodie bags.
  • Marsha had surgery since our last meeting and is not here today.
  • Also concern for Ruth Steiner health.
  • Next Meeting is September 8, 2018

Respectfully submitted by Laura Clarkson, Secretary COPCG

August 2018 Meeting – Faux Raku Bowls

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

This month, Betty will be showing us how to make Faux Raku Bowls. She will show us some basic techniques for creating the raku effect as well as some variations. From there, let your imagination soar! Your finished bowl can be used as a Blessings Bowl, Trinket Dish, or any other decorative use. She will show us how to form the bowls both on the inside of a form as well as on the outside in the shape of your choice. The Faux Raku technique would also make some beautiful Bottles of Hope, if you prefer!

There is no one right or wrong way to do Faux Raku and the results are always a surprise!

Materials

2-4 oz. clay in your choice of color. Suggested colors are Premo Black, Premo Accents Graphite Pearl, Souffle Poppy Seed, or Souffle Cinnamon, but it’s not necessary to stick with these colors. The bowl with the heart in the center is made from Premo Accents Silver. White can also create some interesting effects. Souffle holds the mica powders particularly well, but any clay will work.

Mica powders such as PearlEx or Perfect Pearls. Traditional colors are green, blue, pink or red, and copper, but feel free to experiment with other colors. The PearlEx Duos can be a lot of fun. Betty will bring a variety of colors to share, as well.

Metal Leaf (optional)

Shape (can be prebaked clay) to use for center design (optional)

Tools

Pasta machine

Texture mat, sandpaper, or other means of creating texture

Brayer or acrylic rod

Clay blade

Exacto knife

Any other favorite tools

Bowl to use as form (shape and size is your choice… Betty will have some extras available to use)

Soft brush

Your imagination (feel free to Google raku pottery and look at the images that come up for inspiration)