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February 2018 Meeting – Building Your Cane Inventory, Part 1

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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


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