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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hi Y'all,

We had Our October 24th meeting at Expressive Impressions. Five of us were there. I brought information and the regristration sheet for the Kathleen Dustin workshop in Asheville in March.
Cheryl demonstrated how to make little elf heads and attach them to glass Christmas balls.
We all thought they were adorable. Great job Cheryl! Thanks for the balls too. Each one turned out different. So Cute. After that I demonstrated a different style of face making. Then we made more funny faces (no, not just at each other). Some of us also worked on other projects or shopped. After all we do meet in a great bead store.
It's surprising how fast 3 hours can go by when you are having so much fun.
Our next meeting will be November 21st. We will be doing a surface technique inspired by the beautiful necklace Laurie brought. More on that later.

Posted By Maggie

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Demo for Sat 24th. Santa's elf.

Here is the supply list for Cheryl's demo this Sat.

This Saturday we will be working on an Christmas Elf ornament. You will need to have all clay "conditioned":
1 block of flesh or beige color for face,
1 block of your favorite Christmas red color, or Christmas Green (this is for his Hat and Bow)
1 block of white
E-6000 or super glue2
black tiny glass marbles for his eyes
And of course your basic claying materials. If you want to make the full Elf also, you will need to bring both 1 block of red and green, 26 g wire for body, two little 1/16 balls of yellow and two 9/16"balls of brown for shoes and two brown ropes to wrap around each ankle. And a small strand of tiny Christmas lights to string in his hands. This will be a fun challenge for me in size and correct proportions. Wish me luck in finishing the actual Demo piece on time.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Erin Rose Fae


Inspired by the Wendy Froud's dvd "Creating a Faery Figure" dvd I made my first cloth dressed doll and named her Erin Rose Fae. Her dress is made of crinkled cotton and the bodice is formed from a piece of a belt I found. Her hair and braids are viscose and are adorned with tiny polymer clay roses. Her stand is a polymer clay "rock" path. She isn't perfect but I learned a lot from the dvd and making her. Can't wait to start my next one.

Maggie

Oct 24th Demo supplies

Hi everyone,
This Saturday we will be working on an Christmas Elf ornament. You will need to have all clay "conditioned":
1 block of flesh or beige color for face,
1 block of your favorite Christmas red color, or Christmas Green (this is for his Hat and Bow)
1 block of white
E-6000 or super glue
2 black tiny glass marbles for his eyes
And of course your basic claying materials. If you want to make the full Elf also, you will need to bring both 1 block of red and green, 26 g wire for body, two little 1/16 balls of yellow and two 9/16"balls of brown for shoes and two brown ropes to wrap around each ankle. And a small strand of tiny Christmas lights to string in his hands. This will be a fun challenge for me in size and correct proportions. Wish me luck in finishing the actual Demo piece on time.

Dragon Votive


This wonderful work of art, was presented by Maggie Westfall. She used a translucent polymer clay to cover the glass votive. The sculpted dragon is faux jade, made from translucent and a tiny amount of green, applied to the clay surface. Bits of imitation metal leaf and stamp designs complete the decoration around the rest of the votive. The dark base is made of polymer clay rings.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dustin Workshop in Asheville

Here is the information I promised on the Kathleen Dustin workshop.
It is so exciting to have the opportunity to learn from one of the top polymer clay artist around. If you aren't familiar with her work check out her site. www.kathleendustin.com

Workshop Description and Details:
While making a pin or large bead, each student learns how to layer translucent
polymer clay to produce a rich depth of surface using image transfers,
permanent inks, simple millefiore, gold leaf and powder inclusions, carving,
sanding and buffing. At the same time, Kathleen presents basic artistic
principles to aid students in making decisions as they work with this involved
technique. This is an intermediate to advanced level workshop.
When: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, 2010
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Avery Creek Community Center (directions on request)
Cost: $310 (BRPCG Members)
$350 (Non-BRPCG Members)
Payment schedule:
$50 Deposit due by November 1, 2009
One-half of remaining balance due by January 22, 2010
Remaining balance due March 15, 2010
Cancellation with full refund if cancelled by February 26, 2010
No refunds after February 26, 2010
Lunch: Potluck or $5 if coming from out of town
All Images ©2008 and used by
permission of artist
www.kathleendustin.com
Workshop contact:
Barb Verni-Lau
828-691-5879
gvernilau5@aol.com
THE BLUE RIDGE POLYMER CLAY GUILD IS PROUD TO
ANNOUNCE A 2-DAY WORKSHOP WITH RENOWNED ARTIST
Kathleen Dustin
Saturday, March 27 – Sunday, March 28, 2010
Asheville, North Carolina area
TRANSLUCENT TECHNIQUES AND DESIGN
DECISION PRINCIPLES
Blue Ridge Polymer Clay Guild
Kathleen Dustin Workshop
Saturday, March 27 – Sunday, March 28, 2010
Registration Form
Please print or type all information
Personal Information:
Name:
Address:
City:
State & Zip Code:
Telephone
Number(s):
Email Address(es):
Payment Information:
TOTAL WORKSHOP FEE $310 (BRPCG Members); $350 (Non-Members) รพ
Deposit: $50 (Due November 1, 2009) $
One-half of any remaining balance (Due January 22, 2010) $
Final remaining balance (Due March 15, 2010) $
Lunch (if not bringing a potluck dish): $5 (includes lunch for both days) $
Payment in Full $
TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $
£ Place me on waiting list if class is full; hold any payment made.
£ Do not place me on waiting list if class is full: return any payment made.
LAST DAY TO CANCEL WITH FULL REFUND IS FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Make all checks payable to _________________________. Sorry, no credit cards.
Mail completed registration form (including check) to:
Barb Verni-Lau
473 S Turkey Creek
Leicester, NC 28748

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hi Y'all,





Our last meeting was so much fun. There were 5 of us there. We all shared finishing ideas, tips and tricks. Learned a lot and had fun doing it.

Our next meeting will be on the 24th of October. Cheryl will be demonstrating an Elf Holiday ornament. Can't wait. See you there.



BTW

I'd like to mention the Blue Ridge Polymer Clay Guild is hosting Kathleen Dustin to teach 2 days in March. What an exciting opportunity to learn from one of the top polymer clay artist around.
A deposit is due November 1st. I will post more info soon.

Maggie

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Link on Cane Tutorials

Here is a link that I stumbled on. I think it has a lot of great tutorials. Some have to be translated others I can't figure out how to translate but as they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Here is the link http://www.naamaza.com/site/detail/detail/detailDetail.asp?detail_id=46688

Hope you enjoy looking though them as much as I did.