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.

Friday, July 23, 2010

QCC Meeting July 24

Hi y'all,
Our meeting Saturday I am going to be experimenting with the gauze and liquid polymer clay bracelet. Note the experimenting part. I have enough gauze to wrap the building and liquid pc to share if anyone wants to play along. If you have something else you want to bring and work on that's great too.
In addition to my regular clay kit (pasta machine, work surface, blades, acrylic rod, hand wipes)
these are the supplies I will be bringing:
Kato Liquid PC - regular and colors
Cotton gauze
pre-made pc cabochons
Brass bracelet forms
Clay in colors to match the bracelets
Alcohol inks
a couple of small containers to dip and drip in.

See you there,

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hi Y'all,

Since our wonderful VEEP and demo coordinator is recovering from knee surgery and can't come to this Saturdays meeting I told her I would throw a line out to see what everyone wanted to do. I have a couple of suggestions. Back in February Polymer Clay Daily featured a alcohol ink dyed, liquid polymer clay soaked gauze bracelet by Susan O’Neill (11BoldStreet). I was fascinated and wanted to try it. Or we could do the watercolor technique we did before using alcohol inks, rubber stamps, cutters and cloth for texture. I love that one because it's different every time. Any other suggestions from those attending? Or we could just play. Any ideas? Either way we will be meeting at 12:00 at Expressive Impressions in Pineville.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Our Queen City Clayers June meeting was held on the 26th at the Blythe location. Kathy brought her lathe and taught us how to turn polymer clay (literally) like you turn wood spindles. TOO COOL. I was intimidated by the fast spinning contraption at first. Kathy is such a good, calm teacher we got through it. Soon clay was flying and the graceful shapes of turned pens were emerging. After baking we put them back on the lathe for the fastest sanding you have ever seen. We left with finished pens and key chains we are proud of. Thank you Kathy for bravely sharing your tools and talent. A very exciting and different demo. I think I have a new piece of equipment to want.
For those that missed it Kathy might be talked into demoing again some time if we ask real nice.
Many thanks go Cheryl's hubby for carrying the very heavy lathe in and out too.
Our next meeting will be on July 24th at Expressive Impressions.
More details later.

Submitted by Maggie