Wed. February 10, 2010 Hollow Form Vessels

Hello Clayers! It’s time for another great clay meeting. This time the meeting venue and date and time have changed and will be held** Wednesday, February 10 at Southern Oaks Recreation Center, from 6 to 9 pm.** We will be trying out this venue and date and time to determine if this change will work for us so please give your input on the change. The physical address and directions are:
**400 S.W. 66th Street
(The facility is just east of Walker on 55th street next to the park,
on the right. Turn right into the parking lot. It is brightly lit and
in a safe neighborhood. It is on the street behind the Southern Oaks
Library.)** [Link to Map]
This month I will be teaching Kathleen Dustin’s technique for creating hollow form vessels. It is rather a lengthy process so we will be breaking the class down into 2 classes, one in February and the other in March. If you do not have some of these items, I will have mine on hand for use.
. The supply list is below:
Pasta Machine
Cutting Blade
Exacto Knife
Baby Powder
Armor All or WD-40
Needle Tool
Black Permanent Marker
Medium Grit/Rough Sanding Sponge
At least 4 0z (or scrap clay the size of 2 blocks of packaged clay) of thoroughly blended scrap clay (make sure you blend the scrap clay until it is of uniform consistency and color)
1 block (2 oz) metallic clay
2-3 blocks of clay (will be making a skinner blend)
The theme for the swap at February’s meeting will be “red and/or pink.” So everyone bring a swap item. Also bring an idea for a book, DVD or magazine to add to our library.
See you at the meeting!

Mica Shift and Faux Wood With Lee Ann-January 9, 2010

Hello Clayers! It’s That time again! Our next meeting is January 9th from 1-4pm and will be held at the **Hobby Lobby in Norman (2417 W. Main, Norman, OK)**. Our Own awesomely talented Lee Ann will be teaching us the elusive Mica shift technique and also her faux wood technique. I know this has been a much anticipated class and we are all looking forward to it! The supply list is a follows:
1 oz. gold and 1 oz. black
Clay blade, pasta machine, clay roller
Mica Shift
Those above, plus template for shape of necklace, needle tool, cording
Gold and/or copper 1/2 block (1 oz) each
OR Pearl Colors:
Teal Blue Pearl – 2 parts yellow, 3 parts blue and 20 parts pearl
Red Pearl – 3 parts red and 10 parts pearl
Golden Red Pearl – 2 parts red, 2 parts gold and 5 parts pearl
Orange Pearl – 1 part red, 2 parts yellow, and 5 parts pearl
Green Gold Pearl – 2 parts blue, 3 parts yellow, 4 parts gold and 8 parts pearl
Blue Violet Pearl – 1 part blue, 2 parts magenta and 10 parts pearl
If you pick a pearl blend, it should equal about 1/2 block of clay. Please have these mixed before meeting.
Black clay and a plain sheet of clay close to the color you are using.
This month is raffle month! The last one was in September and the winners were, April, Nance and Lee Ann. September winners, please bring an item to contribute to the raffle for this month. Also, everyone bring a suggestion for the book you would like to have added to our growing library

Share a Christmas Project Day-December 12, 2009

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 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 September 12, 2009 from 1-4 p.m. at the *Hobby Lobby in Norman (2417 W. Main, Norman, OK)*. Don’t forget to bring a book suggestion so we can addd another great book to our awesome library.
See you there!

November 21, 2009 10:00am-12:00pm At Elements Beadery

Hi Clayers!
It’s time for another poly clay meeting and this one is going to be very very infomative. We will be having it at Elements Beadery in Bethany, OK where co-owner,Toni Mitchell, will be teaching us about jewelry finishing techniques and about jewelry findings. I gave them a list of the questions we had so I’m sure Toni will address them also. If you have problem pieces you need help with, please feel free to bring them so that you can consult with Toni or Pat after class. The address to **Elements Beadery is 6704 NW 39th Street, Bethany OK.** The meeting will be from **10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon**. We will have the business portion of the meeting after the class at a different location. Also, I think it would be great if we all could bring some examples of our work as Pat Dorety, the other co-owner, expressed an interest in what we do. Toni use to make lovely cane beads

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!

Sept. 12, 2009 Mold Making and Name Tags By Angela

Hello Clayers! It’s class time again and Angela will be teaching us her mold making techniqe by leading us through making a name tag. I know everyone has really been looking forward to this class. We will meet Saturday September 12, 2009 from 1-4 p.m. at the ****Hobby Lobby**** in Norman ****(2417 W. Main, Norman, OK)****.
First, she’ll go over the basics of mold-making using various brands of mold-making products. Then she’ll show us how to use those molds with polymer clay to make unique nametags, perfect for wearing to this month’s state fair demo and to our monthly guild meetings.
****What to bring:****
* polymer clay: Angela recommends 1/2 block white (for name section of
nametag) plus 1/4 – 1/2 block of another favorite color or colors (for
molded accents on nametag). strong brands such as Premo, Kato, or Fimo are best for making a durable nametag.
* favorite clay tools
* scissors
****Optional items:****
If you have the following supplies, please bring them. However, Angela
will some on hand if you don’t have them and don’t want to buy them
just for this meeting.
* charms, buttons, beads, or other small items to mold (this will be
the decoration for your nametag, so try to think of something that
reflects you!)
* favorite color(s) Pearl Ex powder
* pin back or magnetic fastener (Jane will have stick-on magnetic
fasteners available for purchase)
* mold-making products, such as Amazing Mold Putty, Super Sculpey,
Super Elasticlay MOLDMAKER, etc.
* mold release: cornstarch or baby powder and/or spray bottle filled with water
* rubbing alcohol
* pasta machine
* clay gun / extruder
This month is our ****raffle**** month. April G., Sue M. and Shirley C. were last raffle winners and should bring something to this months raffle. Everyone please bring something for the raffle as well as a book or video suggestion for our growing library.
See you at the meeting!

August 8, 2009 Flower Canes

Hello everyone! It’s meeting time again. Our next meeting will be **Saturday August 8th 1-4p.m. at the Hobby Lobby in Norman (2417 W. Main, Norman OK).**
Unfortunately Christy Wright is unable to be with us this Saturday to teach us the mica shift technique and due to unforseen circumstances, she will not be able to re-schedule. Instead, I will be teaching a class on flower canes. If time allows, I will be teaching 4 different types of canes.
**Supply List**
At least 4 different colors of polymer clay at least 4 blocks. Choose colors that will work great in a skinner blend
1-2 blocks of translucent clay
Premo, Fimo or Kato clays work best for canes)
Make sure your clay is pre-conditioned
Acrylic roller
Needle tool
Cutting blade
Pasta machine
Flat block of wood to shape clay into a cane block
Work surface
Plastic wrap
This month will be our swap. The theme is nautical/ocean, so everyone bring something wonderful to share in the swap! Also, bring the name of a book or video that you would like to have added to our library.