The June 13, 2020, meeting of the Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild was called to order by President Connie Farrell. It was held via Zoom and we had a total of 15 in attendance: 13 members and 2 guests.
During Show and Tell, Connie showed a Cosclay air plant that she had made and Tom showed us several parrots that he has been working on. One of them was a BOH that had angel wings and tail made from Cosclay.
Our program was presented by Deb Hart. She showed us how to create her art deco cane, how to create tube beads, and then how to apply the cane to the beads.
A discussion was held regarding a place to meet as Connie still hasn’t heard from the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. Tom had heard from them, however, and said it doesn’t look promising. Connie checked with her church and we should be able to meet there most of the time. She is going to talk to them some more. Betty is going to clarify the policy with her church. Meanwhile, we will begin meeting again in person at Betty’s house, starting in July.
Since we still don’t have a Vice President, Tom agreed to teach us how to make Fairy Wings in July. We still need August and September. Connie offered to show us how to make baby’s breath and her air plants but no definite date was established.
Bottles of Hope are still not being delivered due to Covid-19. However, continue to make them so that we have plenty when we can once again deliver them to the cancer centers.
Lee Ann had problems with her connection so sent the Treasurer’s report after the meeting via text.
Our Webmaster, Betty Bolerjack, has set up an email list on MailChimp to make communication of important information easier.
There was discussion about the need for a members-only Facebook group instead of or in addition to the current public group. The consensus was that we need a members-only group in addition to the current public group as long as it doesn’t put too much of a burden on Betty. The public group does need some rules, such as no selling.
There was no other business.
July is Inchie month with the theme Summer. It is also Drawing month. Our last drawing was in January. Angel, Connie, and Tom were the winners so should bring gift bags to the July meeting.
Submitted by Betty Bolerjack