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October 10, 2009 Starry Night Cane Pen

Hello Clayers! This month, our wonderful and award winning President, will be teaching us Donna Kato’s ‘Starry Night’ cane. Jane says, “Apparently Donna Kato using leftover bits and pieces of clay pieces left on her work table, end pieces from canes, and leftover canes , came up with a beautiful cane that reminded her of Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night. With this cane, we will make 2 other canes and then cover a pen.”
Janes Pen is beautiful but ,unfotunately ,I have spent 2 hours trying to attach it to this announcement to no avail! I’m sorry I cannot include her images.
We will meet Saturday September 12, 2009 from 1-4 p.m. at the *Hobby Lobby in Norman (2417 W. Main, Norman, OK)*.
**Supplies to bring:**
Leftover clay you like and want to put together AND/OR end pieces of canes and leftover bits and pieces of canes equaling at least 4 oz. of clay OR 3 or 4 colors of clay that combined will equal at least 4 oz. of clay.
1 oz. black clay
1 oz. white clay
1 Bic Round Stic ballpoint pin
Elmer or Sobo glue
(Optional) Any canes you have that you might want to decorate a pin covered in your ‘starry night’ cane
**Tools (favorite clay tools):**
Work surface
Pasta machine
Acrylic roller
Knife or blade(s)
Ruler-6 or 12 inch
Our guild did wonderfully at the Oklahoma State Fair. It would be wonderful for everyone to bring there state fair entries for everyone to see! The fair displays were sort of jummbled and compacted and as a result, it was difficult so see everyones beautiful pieces. So, please bring your fair entries and we can share them at show and tell.
This month is swap month! The swap for this month is “canes” every one bring 1 to 3 canes with a total of all the canes together measuring to 3′. Also, bring a book suggestion for the library!