Meeting Announcements

November 2018 Meeting – Sugar Veil Demo and Faux Jasper Demo

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.  We will also have a drawing this month, so if you won something last time, bring some goodies for this one!

Tom will be doing demos on Sugar Veil and faux Jasper.

Tools needed:

Pasta machine

Tissue Blade or other Blade

Acrylic Roller

Ball tool(s) or Fingers

Scraper/Squeegee (old credit card) like would be used for silk-screening.

Baby Wipes

Items needed For the Sugar Veil Demo and hands on sampling:

Liquid Sculpey will be provided.

We will have pearl Liquid Sculpey and mats available for sampling after the demo. If you have Oven-Safe mat or mold that you would like to share in the sampling please bring them.

 

Items needed for the Faux Jasper demo and hands on sampling:

One 2oz package each Translucent and white clay.

Note: Since the Jasper we are trying to achieve is the warmer hue the fact that translucent naturally yellows is a plus this time.

Gliders paste. I’ll be using Inka Gold it will be available for the sampling.

We will be slicing to make veneers, so you might bring something to cover, cabochons, beads, etc. Remember that translucent works best over white or very light backgrounds.

October 2018 Meeting – Penni Jo and Jane – Chrysanthemums

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

This month we will be doing Chrysanthemums with Penni Jo and Jane!

Materials Needed:

•Strong polymer clay like Premo, Pardo, Kato or Fimo Classic.

•White, •Red, •Yellow, •Turquoise, Translucent and Green clay for leaves Or a Leaf Cane

•Hair Barrette or side comb or pin back

•Wide blade

•2 or 3 sheets of printer paper

•Work Surface

•Strong Glue like E6000

• Ball tools or Penni Jo’s Clay Tools if you have them to cut the petals (or other curved cutters) , (I’ll have some of my tool kits to use in class if you don’t have them)

•Your favorite clay tools

 

September 2018 meeting – Wall Sconces

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Mabel fry library in Yukon.  1200 Lakeshore Drive, Yukon, OK 73099.  We will also have a drawing this month, so if you won something last time, bring some goodies for this one!  Also, please bring in your Faux Raku Bowls from last month so we can get some pictures of them.

Connie will be teaching a class on wall sconces.

Supply list

Clay color of your choice need about two- 2oz bars of clay depends on how big your cone is or your heart.  I like using a light color so I can Accent with acrylic paint

Texture sheets

Pasta machine

Cutting blade

Acrylic paint, brush, rag to wipe

Poster board to make cone shape with Staples and tape or Snow cone Cup, Scissors, Circle shape, to draw circle

Heart shaped cookie cutter 5 in. flower cuter 4 in to cut scalloped edge

Release gel

Fiberfill for baking Heart

Box to carry stuff home no ovens this time

August 2018 Meeting – Faux Raku Bowls

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

This month, Betty will be showing us how to make Faux Raku Bowls. She will show us some basic techniques for creating the raku effect as well as some variations. From there, let your imagination soar! Your finished bowl can be used as a Blessings Bowl, Trinket Dish, or any other decorative use. She will show us how to form the bowls both on the inside of a form as well as on the outside in the shape of your choice. The Faux Raku technique would also make some beautiful Bottles of Hope, if you prefer!

There is no one right or wrong way to do Faux Raku and the results are always a surprise!

Materials

2-4 oz. clay in your choice of color. Suggested colors are Premo Black, Premo Accents Graphite Pearl, Souffle Poppy Seed, or Souffle Cinnamon, but it’s not necessary to stick with these colors. The bowl with the heart in the center is made from Premo Accents Silver. White can also create some interesting effects. Souffle holds the mica powders particularly well, but any clay will work.

Mica powders such as PearlEx or Perfect Pearls. Traditional colors are green, blue, pink or red, and copper, but feel free to experiment with other colors. The PearlEx Duos can be a lot of fun. Betty will bring a variety of colors to share, as well.

Metal Leaf (optional)

Shape (can be prebaked clay) to use for center design (optional)

Tools

Pasta machine

Texture mat, sandpaper, or other means of creating texture

Brayer or acrylic rod

Clay blade

Exacto knife

Any other favorite tools

Bowl to use as form (shape and size is your choice… Betty will have some extras available to use)

Soft brush

Your imagination (feel free to Google raku pottery and look at the images that come up for inspiration)

July 2018 Meeting – Tiny Pandora UV finish

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.  This is inchie month, with a theme of “Summer”. We will also have a drawing this month, so if you won something last time, bring some goodies for this one!

Tom will be showing us how to use the Tiny Pandora UV finish.

This month we will be doing a Demo/Play with Tiny Pandora DeepShine brush-on UV Finish. You are encouraged to bring a prebaked items you wish to coat. That could be earrings, pendants, bracelets or if you have baked your wolf from last month and need his/her eyes to have an extra sparkle. If you have a UV light box (36 watt or more) please bring it. There are no special tools or clay needed.

This meeting will be kind of a free to clay day because the demo will be brief. So bring something else to work on, we will have lots of bottles if you would like to work on one or two or more. (hint hint)

 

 

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.