Meeting Announcements

May 11th 2019 Meeting – Armature demonstration

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.  It will be in the Children’s Clay Room so follow the signs to get to the right room!

Tom will be demonstrating how to make armatures for sculpting.  No supplies will be needed this month!

In addition to general guild business we will be discussing the location of future guild meetings.

Please bring lots of show and tell, especially from the retreat!

This is drawing month so if you won something last time bring something for this months drawing!

March 9 2019 Meeting, Translucent Cane

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

For this months activity we will be making Teresa Salgado’s Translucent cane taught by Laura Clarkson. 

What to bring:

Clay: 2 oz each of Translucent, White and a color.  Metallics are really pretty.

Work Surface

Pasta machine

Blade

Ruler 

Cane benders, if you have them

 

Announcements:

  • We will have our bimonthly drawing, so if you won something last time, bring something this time!

 

 

February 9 2019 Meeting – Color Mixing Kits

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the New Day Church of the Nazarene.  Address is 5949 NW 39th Expressway.  North side of the street just West of MacArthur on 39th.

This month we will be learning about color mixing and working on mixing color samples.  Everyone will receive a copy of Cheryl Reich’s Color Mixing  with Kato Polyclay.  Everyone will get a total of 204 recipes and as many samples of those colors as we can get completed.  This retailed for $65.  This book is no longer going to be published so this is the last chance to get a copy. 

All you will need to bring is a work surface, pasta machine and a blade to cut clay, everything else will be provided.  If you want to bring a rubber mallet or any Kato Polyclay you have (including the concentrates) it would be helpful but isn’t necessary. 

January 2019 meeting – Bottles of Hope

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

This month we will be making little bottles of hope as a group.  Bring whatever you need to make as many bottles as we can for donation!  We will have some bottles to cover or you can bring your own.

Announcements

  • This is inchie month, with a theme of Winter.
  • We will have our bimonthly drawing, so if you won something last time, bring something this time!
  • We will be electing a new secretary.
  • Time to pay our guild dues of $24 for the year.
  • Retreat registration will be announced.

December 2018 Meeting – Holiday Party Time!

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

It’s December, and as usual we will not have a lesson this month – instead, we will have a pot-luck and a fun social time, as well as playing Dirty Santa (so much fun!).

Everyone please bring a pot-luck dish and a serving utensil if needed.  Plates, napkins and forks will be provided.  This year we are doing BYOB (bring your own beverage) so no cups will be available.

Also please bring any items that you would like to show off in the display case in the Yukon Library in January. Items will be returned to you at the February meeting.

About Dirty Santa: REMEMBER the items in the Dirty Santa game are NOT gag gifts but should be something you’d like to receive. Everyone playing the game brings a hand-crafted polymer item. An item using a technique learned this past year or one you just enjoyed making and sharing. Playing Dirty Santa is optional – but please, please do bring an item. It is so much more fun with many participants, we had such a good time last year.

I’m reposting the rules that Tom has adapted for our Dirty Santa game:

How to Play Dirty Santa

Everyone playing the game brings a hand-crafted polymer item. Sometimes an item using a technique learned this past year or one you just enjoyed making and sharing. Please, please bring an item. It is so much more fun with many participants.

VARIATION: Since we will be showing off our gifts during Show & Tell, I will bring gift bags to mask the items for the game. Just to keep it in the spirit of Dirty Santa.

Numbers are written on pieces of paper for every gift and placed in a basket, bowl or hat.

Each person draws a number. Getting a higher number is actually better because you will have more chosen gifts to choose from.

The person with #1 picks a gift to open from the array of gift bags. The person with #2 can choose to take another bag or steal the gift from #1. If a gift is stolen, the person who had it then steals from someone else or picks another gift to open. Gifts stolen cannot be directly stolen back. They must be in the pool of opened and unopened gifts for at least one turn.

The game continues like this until everyone takes a turn select an item or stealing an item. The last person to go can steal from anyone in the game or select the remaining item.

NOTICE: If the first person has not had their selection stolen during the game, they may steal a gift from anyone else. This may open a new round of stealing, but that’s the nature of Dirty Santa.

Once a gift is stolen three times, it is retired from the game.

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