OUR NEXT MEETING

We meet the 4th Saturday of the month at 12 noon. Due to the Holiday we meet the second Saturday of December. We will post if a meeting is cancelled. Contact the guild for directions.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June meeting report

Our June 20th meeting at Expressive Impressions had 5 people there including new member Linda. Linda is a neighbor of Brenda Branson and an art teacher. She is already well into polymer clay and brought lots of show and tell. Cute dragons, turtles, mermaids, dolls and more.
Also there were Kathy (new member in May), Cheryl, Julie and Maggie.
Julie, fresh from her class with Kathleen Dustin, Africa and Shrinemont, had lots of things to ooh and aah over. The eye candy just kept coming. Apparently she had a marvelous time at all 3 places and is getting offers to teach her face canes all over the country.
The business discussion of the meeting was short as usual. Cheryl brought some books with cute little Christmas things in them. We voted and are going to do an elf for October.
After business we started conditioning our clay making skinner blend bullseyes for the CF inspired turtle. It's so much fun when little balls of clay turn into something amusing. And everything is better with cane slices and beads on top. Everyone left with their own very unique turtle.
We twisted Julie's arm a little and she will do our demo for July 25th (our next meeting). Check back for details.
Feel free to let me know if I missed anything.
Posted by Maggie

Thursday, June 11, 2009

May meeting report, June meeting announcement

Hi everyone,

Sorry it's taken me so long to get this meeting report out. The Queen City Clayers met on May 30th at Expressive Impressions. We had 5 people there. Me (Maggie), Cheryl, Laruie and 2 new faces (Kathy and Larua). Both are tallented clayers. Kathy found us from our listing in PolymerCafe. Laura has taken classes from Irene Dean where she met Bridgette from the BRPCG who told her about us. We discussed the possiblility of getting QCC business cards, and developing a logo. We did show and tell then since it was a clay play day went to doing own things. I made a torso for necklace display. Cheryl worked on a faux lampwork bead. Kathy mixed a ton of colors. Larua made canes from a skinner blend canes and a cute little head which she suggested should go on the rather large torso I was working on. Laurie worked on framing little glass tile covered pictures with polymer clay. We all had such a good time the meeting time went before we realized it. Thanks to Expressive Impressions for letting us meet there.

Our next meeting will be June 20th, 1:00 at Expressive Impressions. We will be trying Christi Friesen inspired turtles. Bring what ever clay colors you want for turtles. I suggest at least 2 or 3 and beads for the eyes if you like.
Hope to see you all there.
Maggie