Myra

Minutes for May 12, 2018

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Submitted by Laura Clarkson, Secretary

Meeting convened by President Betty Bolerjack

15 Members were in attendance

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

Myra Cleveland presented today’s program. We made leopard and zebra canes.

Business Meeting

Secretary

Approval of Meeting Minutes: 3/10/18. Deborah moved the minutes be approved and Jane seconded. Minutes were approved as posted.

Vice President

Shirley Conway reported on the Program schedule for upcoming meetings.

  • June: Chris Crossland – Wolf
  • July: Tom Gibson – UV Resin
  • August: Betty Bolerjack
  • September: Connie Farrell
  • October: Penni Jo and Jane
  • November: Tom
  • December: Christmas Party

Treasurer

LeeAnn Kelley reported we have 31 paid members currently and updated the financial report. Marsha moved and Deborah seconded that the report be accepted.

Bottles of Hope Coordinators

Tom Gibson asked that more members make Bottles of Hope.

Librarian

Joyce Burge donated 2 Books to our Library

Webmaster

Myra Cleveland reported she will be moving to Panama and we will need a new webmaster. Cheryl Reich volunteered.

Retreat

Tom Gibson gave an update on retreat. Requested everyone who attended to fill out the survey.

State Fair

Betty Bolerjack reported on the State Fair. They are having some free classes this Summer. Look on the Fair website for Take pArt in the Fair

This was drawing month. Bags were provided by Tom, Jane, Katherine (2) and a Retreat bag by the Guild.
Betty (2), Laura (2), and Tom were the winners

June 2018 Meeting – Wolf Sculpture

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

The inimitable Chris Crossland will lead us in making a majestic wolf bas-relief sculpture. Here are the notes from Chris:

We are so excited to be presenting the class at the guild meeting in June! Even if you do not consider yourself a sculptor, you will be able to create this majestic creature using the templates and techniques I will teach you. We will be making a gray wolf, but it can be made in any color combination by using the color mixing method I will show you. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE have your master mix ready when class starts because this mixture will be the mid-value of the wolf. The light and dark values will be mixed in class using various amounts of this master mix.

Tools

  • Blade
  • Exacto knife
  • Needle tool
  • Christi Freisen WIA (Wow It’s Awesome) tool…or your favorite sculpting/texturing tool
  • Large ball tip tool
  • Knitting needle in 2 or 3 sizes
  • Ceramic tile 6” x 6” (wolf will be sculpted on the tile and will be baked at home on the tile)

All required templates will be supplied, cut out and ready to use. We will also provide pre-baked eyes. You will have a choice of golden or blue eyes.

Master Mix (PREMO)

  • Mix one 2-oz block each of silver, pearl and white clay. Roll out on a #1 thickness or the thickest setting on your pasta machine.

Additional Premo clay needed in class (all based on 2-oz blocks of clay):

  • 1 block white
  • ½ block graphite pearl
  • ¼ block black

May 2018 Meeting – Animal Prints

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Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

Myra Cleveland will show us how to make a leopard cane, and (time permitting) a zebra cane.

Materials

  • Clay – Gold, bronze, burnt umber, ecru, black, white

We will use about one section (1/4 of a package) of each, but having a little extra is good!

Tools

  • Pasta machine
  • Blade
  • Stiff card or plastic (an old credit card or the card Connie included in our goody bags)

Meeting Notes

We will have our drawing at the May meeting. Tom, Katherine (2), Jane, and Penni Jo won the drawing at the March meeting and need to bring prizes for this month’s drawing.

Minutes for March 10, 2018

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Submitted by: Laura Clarkson, Secretary

Meeting convened at 1:35 pm by President Betty Bolerjack

17 Members were in attendance

8 Members brought items for show and tell. The images are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages

Cheryl Reich presented today’s program. She continued with cane making in preparation for our retreat. Today she taught us how to make a feather cane utilizing scrap canes.

Business Meeting

Secretary – Approval of Meeting Minutes: 2/17/18. Leeann moved the minutes be approved and Shirley Conway seconded. Minutes were approved as posted.

Vice President – Shirley Conway reported on the Program schedule for upcoming meetings. April will be the retreat, Myra Cleveland will teach animal print cane in May, Chris Crossland will present the Program in June. (Chris has asked for ideas from the members on what we would like her to present.) Several people volunteered to present programs to fill out the schedule for the rest of the year.

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

Bottles of Hope Coordinators –   Tom Gibson asked that more members make Bottles of Hope.

Librarian : Jane Linn reported the latest editions for Polymer Week and Polymer Arts have arrived and are available for check out. Asked for recommendations for additions to the library. Cheryl Reich offered to donate some of her books to the library.

Webmaster : Myra Cleveland was commended by Shirley Conway for the website. Shirley said it had improved significantly over several years ago.

Retreat

Tom Gibson gave an update on retreat planning. The goody bag packing party will be Saturday April 7 at 1 pm at Jane Linn’s house. It was suggested that volunteering for one meal preparation be mandatory for attendees. Myra will direct attendees to sign up at registration. Also the amount of work required for set up and tear down was discussed. Tear down is time consuming and volunteers are needed as many attendees leave right after lunch. The work Jane and her husband Bob put into clean up afterwards was noted. There will be seating assignments again this year, so Tom needs to know if you have a request to sit with someone.

State Fair

Betty Bolerjack reported she had been in contact with the State Fair. She has recommended a judge who is knowledgeable about Polymer Clay for the panel and the State Fair will contact the individual. It has been recommended that we consider increasing the prize for Best of Show from $25.00. After discussion it was moved by Marsha and seconded by Penni Jo that the prize for Best of Show be increased to $50.00 and 1st place in each category be awarded $10.00. There will also be a Bottle of Hope category this year.

This was drawing month. Bags were provided by Tom, Penni Jo, Marsha (2) and Betty.

Tom, Katherine (2), Jane, and Penni Jo won the drawing.

Everyone was reminded to bring inchies to the retreat.

March 2018 Meeting – Building Your Cane Inventory, Part 2

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Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

In part 2 of the Building Your Polymer Clay Cane Inventory, Cheryl Reich will again lead us in making feather canes, Skinner plugs, checkerboards, and stripe sheet and blocks.

Supplies

  • 6-10 Skinner blend sheets, at least 3″x3″
  • All of your canes, especially the ugly ones!
  • 4 oz. of black clay
  • 2 oz. of white clay
  • 2-4 oz. of 3 (or more) other colors, your choice

Tools

  • Pasta machine
  • Tissue blade
  • Acrylic roller
  • Smooth work surface
  • Alcohol and paper towels to clean pasta machine and work surface

Minutes for February 17, 2018

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Submitted by: Laura Clarkson, Secretary

Meeting was called to order by President Betty Bolerjack

Number of attending: 19

Show and Tell

Jane made a Valentine’s switchplate and an earring holder. Wendi made 5 Bottles of Hope. Tom made several Bottles of Hope, but also made a cake topper in honor of his 50th wedding anniversary.

The images are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages

Program

Cheryl Reich presented the program. We made several Skinner blends and turned them into canes in preparation for our retreat.

Business Meeting

Minutes: Minutes for the 1/13/18 meeting were approved

Vice President – Shirley Conway reported on the upcoming programs

  • March: Cheryl Reichs will continue with building canes for the retreat
  • April: Retreat
  • May: Myra Cleveland
  • June: Chris Crossland

Treasurer – LeeAnn Kelley gave the financial report. We currently have 27 paid members and 10 recently lapsed.

Old Business

Retreat: Currently have 26 registered; Alice Stoppel’s classes are full. Chris Crossland and Connie Farrell have signed up to do demos. Donations from sponsors are coming in.

New Business

None

Announcements

Management for the building has reminded us that we need to be parking in the lot across the street unless you have a handicap placard. You can pull up in the drive to unload, but then you need to move your car across the street.

Penni Jo has sold Best Flexible Molds to Trish at PolyClay Play. She and Joe are officially retired.

Next Inchie Swap is at the retreat in April.

Next drawing will be in March. If you won a drawing in January, you need to bring a bag for the March drawing.

February 2018 Meeting – Building Your Cane Inventory, Part 1

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PLEASE NOTE:

Our February meeting has been moved back one week to the third Saturday, to avoid Affair of the Heart. We will meet on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

Cheryl Reich will lead this two-part class to help you build a variety of canes for your inventory to prepare for the upcoming retreat in April. In part 1, we will be focusing on Skinner blends, Skinner plugs, bullseyes, spirals, and more!

Clay (prepared in advance)

Bring 4″ squares of clay in the following colors and quantities – #1 pasta machine setting (thickest):

  • 3 white
  • 1 black
  • 2 yellow
  • 2 red
  • 2 blue
  • 1 green
  • 1 purple

Additional Clay

  • 4 oz. black clay
  • 2 oz. white clay

Tools

  • Pasta machine
  • Tissue blade
  • Acrylic roller
  • Smooth work surface
  • Alcohol and paper towels to clean pasta machine and work surface