1. Four polymer Clay colors that go well together-this is a good time to use your scrap clay. chop into small pieces to make a ball about the size of a golf ball
Minutes for January 15, 2022
The guild met at 1:30 Saturday, January 5, 2022, at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., in Oklahoma City.
There were thirteen present: seven in person, and six online on Zoom. Four of the attendees were visitors.
Program: Connie demonstrated her twists and tips for making Jan Montarsi’s polymer snowflakes, Jan attended via Zoom.
Vice President :
Program presenters have been scheduled as follows: Topics of the programs will be announced at a future date.
March: Lee Ann
The following programs were decided at the meeting:
April: A class for “Beginners in Clay.” Details to be decided.
October: Chrismons (Christmas tree ornaments)
The remaining months have yet to be filled.
Secretary: No report.
Treasurer: We currently have 11 members. Lee Ann also announced our treasury balance. Since we have not been able to hold a retreat during the pandemic, we are holding over the allocated funds to use for our next retreat, tentatively scheduled for Spring 2023.
Bottles of Hope– the program is currently on hold
Librarian: The library is now stored at the church, but it has not yet been set up.
Old Business: none
New Business: As with many organizations, the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic have drastically decreased membership and attendance. In light of the situation, the guild voted to take the following actions:
Dues will be suspended for one year, or until such time as it seems feasible to start again.
Election of new officers will be postponed until more people are interested in helping out.
The guild will still meet informally. A program sign-up sheet will be circulated so members can volunteer to present a program during the month of their choice.
Thanks- The group thanked Connie and Betty for their hard work in keeping the guild functioning during these very trying times.
Our next meeting will be on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
Let It Snow!!!
by Connie (a Jan Edward Montarsi class with a twist)
Our January meeting will be Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 1:30 pm. It will once again be held at the Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., OKC. See map below for directions. We will be broadcasting the meeting via Zoom. If you need access, please contact Betty.
Connie has been the “mad scientist” since Jan shared his snowflake technique with us over a year ago. She has made many, many snowflakes and has come up with her own twists to make the process a little easier. Jan may even join us via Zoom to see what she does! Below is the supply list that Connie recommends.
Glass glitter fine with (box lid to hold glitter (I will bring this!)
Work surface, pasta machine, basic tools
Set of Mini Christmas cutters (my favor is one inch star and mini Christmas tree
Also tiny cutters
Something for texture: shoe tread or very rough grit sandpaper (I will bring some to use)
Penni jo tool set is good:
Scraper, tool to blend. Ball tool
4 inch tile
You are invited to our
Annual Christmas Party!!
When: December 18, 2021
Where: Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene (see map below)
- Please bring a snack to share and your own drink.
- Bring a handmade polymer clay gift to play dirty Santa
- I hope you will join us! This is my favorite day!
Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild, Minutes for November 20, 2021
The guild met on Saturday, November 20, at 1:30 pm, for the first time in our new meeting place at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW46TH, in Oklahoma City. Internet access was good, and we were able to log into Zoom for the benefit of several members who could not attend in person. Six were present in person: Betty, Betty’s daughter, Connie, Jane, Mark, and Lee Ann. In addition, four attended remotely on Zoom: Lori, Kathy, Myra, and Shirley.
- Retreat: We will not have another retreat until 2023.
- Lack of attendance and dwindling membership were discussed. Ideas to boost membership were:
- Doing demos – We discussed asking Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and JoAnn’s whether they would allow us to do demonstrations since they all carry polymer clay. It was suggested that Hobby Lobby might allow us to do demos on the sidewalk in front of a store and possibly making it possible for those interested to sign up for membership.
- Placing notices in libraries
- Shirley volunteered to send public service announcements to local NPR stations but said it would be better wait until we begin to have regular programs again.
New Business: There was no new business.
Programs: Jane presented a short Christmas project. We are reluctant to ask people to present programs until our attendance comes back up. Meanwhile, we have been asking everyone to bring something to work on and share tips with other members.
The November Meeting will be held at 1:30 pm on November 20, 2021, at the Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., OKC (map). The church is located just off of Western on 46th St and is easy to access from both I-44 and I-235. There are four doors on the west (parking lot) side of the building. Please enter through the last door toward the back of the building. Signs will be posted to help direct you. Watch your step as you enter!
Here’s the November guild meeting program…
Play in Clay
Bring a project on which you are working or would like to work on. If you need help/advice on any project, this would be a good place to have others help. Not to mention we can all learn, be inspired, and have fun.
I will also be bringing a quick Christmas project. I do mean quick. It will not take long but you could be taking home a finished holiday project and still have time to work on your own project.
In addition to your own project, if you want to do a quicky Christmas project bring:
1/2 oz (or your choice color) Red clay for poinsettia
pea size leaf green clay
pea size yellow clay
1 skein of green 6 strand embroidery floss (or your choice color)
Favorite clay tools
(optional but helpful) Penni Jo’s tools rounded-end smaller sculpting tool from Penni Jo.s Clay tools
I will bring needed jewelry finding and Best Flexible Molds–PJ’s mold-#019 Poinsettia and Holly
Minutes October 16, 2021
- The meeting was held at Betty’s house, with four members present (Lee Ann, Betty, Connie, and Jane), and three on Zoom, (Myra, Shirley, and Penni Jo). There were no visitors.
- Old Business:
- Meeting space: The group discussed the possibility of meeting at Betty’s church and decided to tentatively plan on meeting there in November, if Betty receives official approval. If it works out, the address will be sent to all members in the November meeting notice. There would likely be no storage space available to the guild. Currently, the group’s library is stored at Betty’s house.
- Treasurer: Lee Ann reported our treasury total and we currently have 11 paid members.
- Programs: November’s program is to be announced. December will be our Christmas party.
- Party Chair: Connie will arrange the Christmas party. Each member is asked to create a polymer clay item for the gift exchange.
- State Fair: Members showed their entries. There is a new coordinator who seems open to our supplying our own judge next year.
- Retreat: due to COVID, our next retreat will not be until 2023. WE need someone to chair the retreat committee. There was some discussion of changing the month we hold it, but nothing was decided.
Submitted by Shirley