Minutes for the November 9th meeting.

Minutes for the November 9, 2019 Meeting:

Called to order at 1:36 pm by President Betty Bolerjack

Seven members in attendance


Laura brought the cloisonné matchbox pendant she made at Penni Jo’s October 26 class.  LeeAnn brought a pretty cane and textured Bottles of Hope as well another that was sculpted into a walrus.  Betty brought silkscreen necklaces with matching earrings and treated us to a tour of her home studio.

The images are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages.

Yahoo page:

Facebook page:


Cheryl continued with part 2 of the “Covering a Glass Ornament with a Cane” class that she started at our October meeting.   We left with ready-to-bake retro ornaments.


Minutes of the October 12, 2019 meeting were approved after a motion by Cheryl and a second by LeeAnn.  Roe volunteered to record the minutes today.

Betty reminded us that officer elections for both President and Vice President are coming up.  Elections will take place at our January 2020 meeting.  We should all be thinking about these nominations as the end of the year wraps up.

Program Schedule:

December —  Christmas Party

January —  Bottles of Hope

February —  LeeAnn  —  Vase Forms

March —  Betty  —  TBD

Treasurer  —  LeeAnn Kelley

Membership:  26 paid members

Treasurer’s report was approved and accepted.

Librarian  —  Tom donated, “Making Miniature Flowers with Polymer Clay,” by Barbara Quast.

Party Planner:  All members are requested to send a note to Connie informing her of the food item they will be bringing to next month’s Christmas Party.

Old Business:

Retreat:  Tom Gibson —  Debbie Jackson will be our Retreat artist.  She will be teaching both a tie dye and mesmerizing metallic class.

Domain:  Betty reported that the transfer of our domain is now in process.

New Business:

The 2019 Christmas Party will be held at Betty Bolerjack’s home:  6712 Randi Road, Oklahoma City.


Cosclay.com  —  Excitement continues to build around this hybrid plastic/rubber polymer clay.

Drawing:  Bags brought by Connie, Tom and Cheryl were won by  Betty, Tom and Roe.

Inchies:  Next inchie swap will be January 2020.  Theme:  Winter.

Next Meeting:  Saturday, December 14, 2019 (Christmas Party at Betty Bolerjack’s home).

Meeting for November 9th 2019 – Ornaments.

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, November 9th, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m, at Betty’s house.  The address is 6712 Randi Rd.  Click here for a google map:  https://tinyurl.com/y3ruojew

This month we will be having a drawing, if you won last time dont forget to bring something.

This months program we will be covering Christmas ornaments or votive jars.  Cheryl will be providing both ornaments and little jars, here is the supply list of what you will need to bring:

What to bring:

smooth work surface

pasta machine

acrylic roller

Your retro cane from October meeting (there will be canes to purchase if you didn’t make one last month, or bring your own)

Tissue Blade

6″ metal or wooden knitting needle or skewer

disposable paint brush

Favorite tools and texture sheets

I will provide all other necessary items.

Minutes for the October 12, 2019 meeting

Number of attending           9 members

Number of visitors   _          1 visitor

Show and Tell:

Lots of goodies to see at show and tell this month. PJ showed the items being taught in her next class. Jane’s BOH was Faux Wedgwood, Connie had inchies and a BOHs with beautiful silk screened characteristics.  Betty blew us out of the water with her stencils for silk screening. She tested different materials and described how she worked with the materials and added the clay to bottles for BOH’s. She finished them with the use of varathane varnish.  To make a lid she used a piece of bamboo skewer to make the support for the lid. “Garden” screen set was used to make “Blossom” Pendant with earrings and bracelet. Folk Art set has focused on color and how it responds to light effects. Alizarin Crimson clay (2 parts) with Graphite Pearl (1 part) for some of her work. After watching the video Delgado Bracelet form using a can she described the technique that include staggered seams, etc. She showed how to ‘dome’ the bracelet.  Tom showed his Bottles of hope, one a “Sutton Slice” finish, One a sculpted dragon and on was silk screened. He showed the award winning Earrings from the door knockers in the movie “Labyrinth”.


Everyone made one large cane of contrasting values and Christmas colors which was extruded by the class teacher Cheryl Reich. The large extruded canes were stacked and every member went home with a large finished Retro Cane. Next month we will bring our cane back and Cheryl will show a technique to cover Christmas ornaments with the cane slices.

Business Meeting:

  1. Officers / Volunteers Reports:

Secretary –Approval of Meeting Notes for  Acceptance of Minutes of 9/14/19 moved, seconded and were approved


Vice President –  upcoming classes

Month:  Nov      Cheryl Reich ornaments  ~~ at Betty’s House

Month: Dec. Christmas Party Dec 14

Month: Jan   Bottles of Hope

Month   Feb Lee Ann Molds Class need glass.


Treasurer – Lee Ann Kelly

Membership:26 paid members


Bottles of Hope Coordinator Tom Gibson

Delivered BOH’s to both places and received a battered, torn and kind thank you note from, I think, the Toby Keith center. It was damaged in the mail but still got to us.  Tom says we have lost our source for bottles and does anyone know of a doctor or dentist, etc. that could collect bottles for us.


Librarian :  Jane Linn introduced our newest book: 2019 Polymer Journeys. Looks great!


Web Master :  Cheryl Reich

Betty reported that  the domain needed to be updated. Billy and Angela have graciously hosted the website all these years and we are grateful for their time and generosity.  Now Cheryl and Betty are working to update our website. Connie moved, Cheryl 2nd that we move our domain to site ground. a vote was taken and the motion was approved. Cheryl and Betty are working hard to make it easier for the membership to use the guild’s website.


Photographer:   Tom Gibson

            Everything going good.


Party Planner: Connie Farrell

Would like us to let her know what food we are thinking of bringing to the Christmas party please. Thank you.


Mail Support & Comfort: Connie Farrell

If you know of a sick or injured member, please let her know. She sends really sweet cards.


Old Business:

** Retreat: Tom Gibson


A vote was held and the teacher selected was Debbie Jackson. There was a three way tie for the classes. Sadly we can only have two.

Tom has received the contract from Canyon Camp and will be sending a check for $359.00 to the camp this week. He has reserved 25 rooms. In addition to the room costs we must pay to rent the sound & TV for $75.00/day. This will allow us to see and hear the teacher and announcements.

Other old business: The new building will not be ready until March. It is at 11th and Broadway off I-235 at 10th St exit.

State Fair Judge: We need to develop a more detailed sheet for the judge(s) to write on and give feedback to the entree. The judge needs to have a sheet for each entry for criteria of judging and to send back to the person who entered the item so that they might learn.

But before that, we need to have some classes in the elements and principles of art and design.


New Business:

Betty gave out maps to her house


Drawing next month ~~   Connie, Lori, Cheryl will bring gift.

Penni Jo Couch Matchbox Pendant class.

I’ll be teaching a class Oct 26th here in Maysville at the Senior Citizens Center. No charge, except for lunch. 9:30am to 4pm.
Class covers the Matchbox Pendant, Faux Cloisonne design (or choice of other artworks) and the free form Calla Lily Pin or Pendant.

Faux Cloisonne & Matchbox Pendant Class
Saturday October 26th
Maysville Senior Citizens Center
4th Street & Elm St • Maysville, OK 73057
9:00 to 4:30
Hosted and taught by Penni Jo Couch

There are a few spaces left so let me know if you would like to come soon. I’ll email you the pdf tutorial with the materials list.


Again, the Class is free but the homemade lunch is $7.00

If you can come, either email, message or call me. I’ll put you on the list and send you the class pdf (it’s free too)!

Meeting for October 12, 2019 Retro Canes

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, October 12th, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m, at New Day Church of the Nazarene, 5949 NW 39th Expressway in Warr Acres. Enter through the glass doors near the back of the building.

This is inchie month, Fall theme!

This months program will be Cheryl teaching retro canes, which will be used in November on Christmas ornaments.

What to bring:

work surface

pasta machine

acrylic roller

conditioned PREMO clay 1-2 oz each in at least 5 christmas colors (ex: red, green, gold, black, white)

Tissue Blade

Optional:  2″ round cutter

I will provide all other necessary items.



Minutes for the September 2019 Meeting

September 14, 2019

Called to order at 1:37 pm by President Betty Bolerjack

7 members in attendance

Show and Tell:

Leann had cabochons she had covered with ice resin (a two part resin), Connie had bracelets made with copper wire and clay, Tom had made a giraffe bottle of hope and Betty had her finished Bead and Clay project from last month.

The images are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages

Yahoo pages https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OKPolyClay/photos/photostream

Our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/okpolyclay/?fref=ts

Program: Today’s program was presented by Lori Luli using stencils and silk screen on polymer clay.

Business Meeting:

Minutes of the August 10, 2019  meeting were approved after a Motion by Lori and a second by Leanne.  Laura volunteered to record the minutes today.

Program schedule for the following months was presented:

October – Cheryl Reich – Cane making

November – Cheryl Reich – Covering a glass ornament with a cane

December – Christmas Party

January 2020 – Making Bottles of Hope

February 2020 – Leanne Kelly – Vase mold

Treasurer – LeeAnn Kelley

Membership: 26 paid members

Treasurer’s report was approved after a motion by Laura and second by Tom.

Bottle of Hope CoordinatorTom Gibson reports we still need more Bottles of Hope

Librarian – there was a concern related to Polymer Studio due to the illness of Sage Bray.  It was noted that we had received the latest edition last month and Laura had returned it to the library today.

Laura shared a website called Curious Mondo which offers free live tutorials

Old Business:

 Retreat – Tom Gibson: Canyon Camp has been confirmed.  We have received 2 proposals.  Tom will post the proposals online and request previous retreat attendees to vote on which they prefer.  Motion by Laura and second by Kathi to authorize Tom to confirm with artist who is chosen by the poll.  Motion approved.  Will have artist set up by meeting in October.

Website:  Laura moved and Lori seconded to authorize Betty to move forward with Siteground for website host.  Will contract for 3 years at 3.95/month and $30 for transfer to the new site.


  • State Fair demonstration will be Sunday, 9/15/19, tomorrow. Betty passed out the Tickets and parking passes.  Demo is 2-6 pm.
  • Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center is now scheduled to open in March 2020. October and December we can meet in the church, but in November we will meet at Betty’s house.
  • Next inchie swap is in October

Drawing: Bags brought by Laura and Tom, drawings won by Connie and Lori.  Next drawing in November.

Inchies: next inchie swap is October.  Fall theme.

Next Meeting: October 12, 2019

Submitted by: Laura Clarkson

Meeting for September 14, 2019

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m, at New Day Church of the Nazarene, 5949 NW 39th Expressway in Warr Acres. Enter through the glass doors near the back of the building.

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

From Lori:

Due to circumstances not entirely under my control, this is going to be a demo with play time, as opposed to a project. (Although I guess veneers could be considered “projects”)

I will bring:

Silkscreens, stencils, mica powders, paints, and maybe some other things. These will be available to play with after the demos.

I’ll also have a couple of old giftcards or hotel keycards and a couple of tubs for the silkscreens

Things you might want to bring

-Standard clay tools (pasta machine, work surface, blades, etc)

-black clay (or other dark clay)

-your favorite clay colors

-any powders, paints, silkscreens, or stencils you wish to play with

If you want to try silkscreening with paint, bring a plastic bin to put water in, such as a pencil box or shoebox-sized bin.

Lori Luli