Minutes for September 9, 2017

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Minutes recorded by Laura Clarkson  

Number attending: 12

Number of visitors: 0

Show and Tell

Wendi shared her Bottles of Hope. Betty shared what she has done with sugar veil molds. Myra brought several of the fan pulls she has made. Jane shared the mini-donuts she has been making with her granddaughter for an upcoming show. Penni Jo has a new pumpkin/Halloween mold.


Myra taught our class today on Ceiling Fan Pulls

Business Meeting

Officer/Volunteer Reports:

Secretary: Minutes of the August 12, 2017 meeting were submitted by Penni Jo and approved

Treasurer: Angela gave an update on the current balance. We currently have 31 paid members.

Bottles of Hope Coordinator: Wendi McKinnon

Old Business:

Retreat 2018 – Notices have gone out requesting proposals from guest artists.


Fair demos are next Sunday, 9/17/17, from 2-6.

Next drawing will be in October. August winners were Penni Jo, Marsha and Almond(?)

October is also inchie month with a theme of Fall

October 2017 Meeting: Mokume Gane Barrette

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Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds. This is inchie month, with a theme of “Fall”. We will also have a drawing this month, so if you won something last time, bring some goodies for this one!

This month, Cheryl Reich will be teaching a traditional Mokume Gane technique, plus unique twists.


  • Clay – about 1 oz. each of black, white, and several colors that work well together (metallics are great!)


  • Work surface
  • Pasta machine
  • Acrylic roller
  • Any texture sheets or rubber stamps that are deep cut

Cheryl will be providing a special baggie, the barrette clip, and many different textures, rubber stamps and other cutters to share.

Minutes for August 11, 2017

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Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild met August 11, 2017. We had 16 members in attendance and no visitors.

Show and Tell

Wendi showed her Christmas boxes with miniature scenes, our project for today. Elizabeth had delightful dragons, Connie blew us away with her Succulent garden and metal cross; Almond’s doll was stunning and very life like, Tom had wonderful bottles of hope and Penni Jo had some molds.


Our program this month was Christmas Boxes with miniature Christmas scenes by Wendi. She began her lesson right after the Show and Tell. We had a choice of a Santa/Tree, etc. scene or a Nativity scene. She described the simple forms that, when very small could be combined to create a plethora of tiny people, trees and animals. Thank you Wendi for a fab meeting.

Business Meeting

Officers/Volunteers Reports:

Minutes were approved from July.

Vice President – Jane Linn

Jane reported that we are booked for the rest of the year.September, Myra with Fan pulls. The meeting will be held at the: North Haven Baptist  Church, 4600  36th Ave NW, Norman OK, at regular times.

October, November classes are scheduled and December will be the annual party

Treasurer – Angela Mabray

Balance was reported, with 31 paid members

It was suggested we donate $40.00 to the church as they requested no payment. Connie moved we do so, Angela seconded; motion passed.

Bottles of Hope Coordinator – Wendy

Very glad to see so many BOH being created and brought in to the meeting. The children love them.

Library – Jane Linn

Discussion Polymer Week Magazine. Consensus, we will order one magazine to see if it is the sort we could use.

Webmaster – Myra Cleveland

Everything doing well. She posts all our lists and minutes and we are delighted with her excellent service.

Photographer – Tom Gibson

Continues to post all photos taken in the meeting onto the web and the Yahoo Page.

Party Planner – Connie Farrell

Christmas Party Sign up sheet is next.

Mail Support & Comfort – Connie Farrell

Let her know if someone is ill, etc.

Old  Business:

** Retreat: Tom Gibson: Send name or names of artists from which you would like to learn.

New Business:


Bi-Monthly Drawing/Inchie Swap

Next Inchie Theme: Fall, in October October: Fall

Drawing – Who brought: No notes here

Drawing – Who won: Unknown, but I think (Penni Jo) won

(Note: sometimes the drawing will be held on  a day when we bring inchies.)

September 2017 Meeting: Ceiling Fan Pulls

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Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Due to the State Fair, we will be meeting this month at NorthHaven Baptist Church, 4600 36th Avenue NW, in Norman, OK. Directions: From I-35 coming from the north, exit on Indian Hills Road. If coming from the south, exit on Tecumseh Road. Go west to 36th Ave. NW – the church is about halfway between Tecumseh Rd. and Indian Hills Rd. We will be going in the west entrance. Click here for a map.

This month, Myra Cleveland will be showing us how to make functional and sturdy ceiling fan pulls.


  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Ruler
  • Sewing needle & thread or Aleene’s Tacky Glue (NOT superglue) to secure tassel
  • X-acto knife
  • Needle tool or Etch ‘n’ Pearl tool
  • Wire cutter
  • Round nose pliers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Pasta machine
  • Blade
  • Your favorite clay tools


  • Polymer clay in your choice of colors
  • Cane slices, Skinner blends, texture sheets, and/or mica powders to decorate fan pull cap
  • Medium/large beads (polymer clay, glass, wood, or metal) to decorate top of fan pull
  • 20 gauge wire (about 24”)

Myra will provide:

  • Ball chain and connectors
  • 1/4” diameter wooden dowel
  • Small circle cutter
  • Fringe for tassels

August 2017 Meeting: Desktop Christmas Scenes

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Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds. We will have a drawing this month – so for those who won something last time, please bring something this time!

For the August meeting, Wendi McKinnon will lead us in creating a Christmas scene or a Nativity scene in an Altoid tin. We will be focusing on the figures inside the tin during the meeting. The outside of the tin will be your own design.


  • Altoid tin (the larger one, 3.5” x 2.25”)
  • Small amounts of clay:
    • For Christmas scene: red, white, brown, green, black, orange
    • For Nativity scene: tan, flesh, brown, blue, gray, white, gold
  • Ball of scrap clay
  • Miniature Christmas trees (optional)


  • Needle tool
  • Pasta machine
  • Work surface
  • Baking surface
  • Blade
  • X-acto knife
  • Small ball tool

Minutes for July 8, 2017

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Minutes recorded by Laura Clarkson

There were 16 members and 2 visitors in attendance. There were many show and tell items shared. The images are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages

Chris Crossland and Karen Humphreys were in charge of today’s program. Chris taught us how to build a patriotic eagle shield. Thank you to Chris and Karen for coming in from Muskogee to share their expertise.

The June minutes were approved as submitted. Vice-President reported on upcoming programs: Wendi McKinnon will present the Program in August, Myra in September, Angel in October and Deborah in November. December will be our Christmas party.

Treasurer reported current financial status and that we have 30 paid members.

Librarian reported that Penni Jo has donated more molds to the Guild. These are available for members to check out.

Retreat planning for 2018 is ongoing, if you have a suggestion for a guest artist contact Tom Gibson by email.

We are participating in the State Fair again this year. Sign up sheet was passed around for September 17, 2017 demonstration. If you would like to enter any pieces into competition, see page 12 in the Fine Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Competition Guide on the State Fair website. Registration deadline is August 15, but items don’t need to be dropped off until September 9. The 5 classes are: Sculpture, Jewelry and accessories, Beads and Buttons, Household and Functional and Mixed Media with polymer clay.

Our next drawing will be at the August meeting.

July has 5 Saturdays and we will be having a 5th Saturday play day at the Hobby Lobby in Moore on 7/29/17 from 1:30 to 4. Jane has reserved a room there. No program, just bring something to work on.

Connie reported Angel and Betty need to be remembered. Angel’s son has suffered a stroke and Betty’s Mom died.

Minutes for June 10, 2017

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Submitted by Laura Clarkson

Welcome visitors, new members & All

  • Number of attending 13
  • Number of visitors   0

Show and Tell:

The images are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages


  • Penni Jo and Jane presented a scrappy cane.

Business Meeting

Officers/Volunteers Reports:

Secretary – Approval of Meeting Notes for 5/11/17.

Vice President –  Jane Linn – Program schedule:

  • July: Chris and Karen – Eagle
  • August: Wendi
  • September: Myra
  • October: Angel
  • November: Deborah
  • December: Christmas Party

Treasurer – Angela Mabray

  • Membership: 30 paid members

Bottles of Hope Coordinator – Wendi

Wendi reported on the play day at the Toby Keith Center. Wendi and Tom attended and they had one boy participate. Has talked to Procure and they can take anything we have. Wendi made “Tags of Hope” and brought templates of the tags to share.

Librarian –  Jane Linn

Jane reports the new book on wire jewelry has arrived and we now have 2 books on wire jewelry in the Library.

Webmaster :  Myra Cleveland – No report

Photographer – Tom Gibson – No report, but check out the website for photos of artwork.  (See above)

Party Planner – Connie Farrell – No report

Mail Support & Comfort – Connie Farrell – No report

Old  Business:

No business items

New Business:

No business items


Angela reported we have received a date for demonstration of polymer clay at the State Fair – September 17.  The Guild sponsors the contest for polymer clay. Members were encouraged to sign up for entry of their artwork into the different categories. Jane suggested we add a category for Bottles of Hope for 2018 as it is too late to add for this year.

BiMonthly Drawing /Inchie theme:

Next Inchie Theme:

  • Summer – July


  • Who brought: Laura, Penni Jo and also included a Goody Bag from the Retreat.
  • Who won: Penni Jo, Connie, Wendi (?)