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, December 9, 2014

Just a note to all those coming Saturday: I think I forgot to say in addition to snack foods please bring your own beverages.  Thanks, Maggie

Thursday, December 4, 2014

QCC December meeting

Hi Y'all,
It's almost time for our December meeting/party.  December 13, 12-4.  The usual place.  We will be doing cookie cutter clay holiday ornaments.  So bring your favorite cutters, clay colors and embellishments (crystals, glitter, beads...) And a party type snack to share (if you can).  Please respond to Cheryl or me if you plan to come so we have a head count.  Look forward to seeing lots of you all!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Next meeting

Hi everyone,
Just a reminder our next meeting is in December, the second Saturday of the month.  We are planning to have a Christmas party.  We will post more information in the coming weeks. And put out a food sign up sheet.
Hope everyone going to the BRPCG  has a great time at the Maggie Maggio class.
See you all soon,
Cheryl S.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 27, 2014 
Queen City Clayers Meeting Minutes

Meeting was called to order.  Discussion of on coming demo's and meet ups. October and November there will be no meeting for Queen City Clayers.  Our next meet up will be Dec 13th at noontime.  The demo will be one that Patti has prepared for.  She will post the supply list before the meeting.  There is a list of individuals bringing food/drink items for this meet up.  It's a holiday party for those that can attend.  If you can attend and have not signed up for a food/drink, please get with Cheryl and let her know what you can bring.  It is not covered dish, it is more like a banquet of appetizers/goodies. 
January meeting will be the 4th weekend as usual. 
Nancy demonstrated the Geisha Girl and there were hand outs for patterns and directions.  The dolls can be quite cute and attractive. Many opportunities to embellish to your hearts content. 

Patti, Cheryl, Maggie, Nancy, Linda, Vicki, Jennie and Lynn. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hi everyone.  September is upon us and our next meet up is Sept 27th.  I'm excited and a bit nervous as I am going to demo a Geisha Doll.  This idea came from a previous (old) issue of Polymer CafĂ© back the summer of 2007.  The doll is adorable.  Our dolls will be approximately 6" high and I've adjusted the pattern to accommodate our size.

Supply List: 
Usual Clay Tool Kit
Flesh Color Clay
White Color Clay
2 Bright Matchy Colors For the Inner and Outer Robes
Black Color Clay
Assorted bits of various colors might come in useful
Scrap Clay a wad about 3" by 3" will be used for the base
Color to cover your base with that should also match the colors you've chosen.  I often go with the sash being the same color as the base.
If you have tiny flower canes you may find them to come in handy for your decoration of the outer robe as you want it to appear like it is fabric.
Super Glue Gel
Poly Paste

I will bring the skewers, the micron pens, and the blush make-up.

I'm looking forward to having a creative day  with you all.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Minutes for Aug 23, 2014

Minutes for Aug 23, 2014 Meet-Up

Meeting called to order. Update on money in the treasury .  The treasury was officially handed over to Jenny to keep up with. 

Reminders that the issue of individuals not making the meet-up  could at some point become an issue.  It is important that you contact either Cheryl or Maggie (or both) and let them know in advance if you are planning to be at the meeting each month.  No one wants to end up being the only attendee for the day.  (Note that Maggie's email is only valid with yahoo now.)

Discussion of the demo's coming up in the near months.  Nancy will demo the Japanese Girl for the September meeting.  October meeting is up in the air at the moment as many will be attending the Maggie Maggio class that weekend in Ashville.  More to come concerning the meet-up or not, in October.  There is no meet up planned for November as it is the beginning of holiday issues and December may be a different date than usual with a party and silent auction included. 

A great demo from Beth Weld on Blend & Shift Technique was given.  This is a mosaic of sorts. Everyone found their own colors and made their own blends and pieces to craft.  Some awesome color combinations happened and we expect jewels to show off soon.  Thanks Beth.

Attendees:  Cheryl, Maggie, Jenny, Patti, Nancy, Laurie, Beth, and Sharon Solly visited us.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

August 23rd Meeting

Hi Everyone, We will be exploring an old technique that you may not have thought about in a while – if ever. We will take Cindy Lietz’s Blend and Shift technique for creating complex mosaic pieces and expanding on it. Come ready to play – It is all trial and error, and everything looks great in the end. This technique really comes alive with metallic or pearl clay. You will need at least one very narrow (2-3 in width max) skinner blend of 3 or more colors. The other main requirement is an assortment of miniature cutters – the smaller the better. Well, let’s not get too carried away there. Cutters smaller than ½ of an inch in different shapes are best. I will bring mine, and we can share. If you want to expand on the technique, bring 2 or more other colors of clay that you like or a slice or two of mokume gane that you aren’t quite happy with – we will see how we can change it. The true beauty of these pieces develops after baking, sanding and buffing. This is definitely where Magic Glos or resin comes in handy. I’ll have examples of the different finishes to show you. Other than a skinner blend, cutters if you have them, and the extra clay, all you need is the standard kit and some imagination. See you on Saturday!!! Beth Weld

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July Meeting Minutes

 July 26, 2014

Meeting called to order.  Business included the dollar figure we now have in the bank.   Discussion regarding  letting others know if you will be attending each meet up as it helps to know how many to expect, if any.

Demo was given by Linda Simons.  She demonstrated how to cut clay circles and force through the extruder to make a cane.  The cane then is sliced and placed onto the wine glasses in your chosen colors and designs. Everyone got crafty with it and everyone went home with wonderful wine glasses to cherish.  Thanks Linda.


Maggie, Cheryl, Laurie, Nancy, Linda and a visitor.  Hoping that Martha will come again to share with us in creating.

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 2014 QCC meeting

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June meeting

Hello everyone,
Its that time again, our meeting is this Saturday.  Just wanted to remind everyone we are working on translucency with Pardo and Fimo translucent clay. So bring whichever clay you have on hand and your basic clay kit,  & stylus ball tip.
Anyone who was at the retreat please bring your artwork for show and tell.  I will bring everything else we will need and Maggie's bring the oven so we should be set.
Look forward to seeing everyone.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April meeting

OMG.  It's already time for the April meeting.  Wow time flies.  We are going to do Fairy doors.
  • Regular clay kit (work surface, pasta machine, blades......). 
  •  For wood the wood brown, gold, black, ecru and scrap clay.  Granite or stone color. 
  • Small flower and leaf canes.
  • Liquid Sculpy or bake and bond. 
  • Beads and head pin for door knobs. 
  • Wire clay texture tool (looks like a fan brush but made of wires) or fine toothed nylon comb. 
  •  Note: if you don't have of can't get granite premo bring translucent and white.  I have black embossing powder to add to make "granite".
  • small round circle cutter for window
Hope to see you all there. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Great March Meeting

March Meeting Minutes
  Well, well, what a day we had. All of you who didn't make it really missed out on the show and tell. There was some amazing art and Demo's. Laurie's brought her Leprechaun figurine, Julie a bird cane to share, Nancy's under construction Mermaid, PC wine glass, necklace. Last but not least Lynne O. had new Corgi pics and PC jewelry box. I if I missed something, I apologize now)
To everyone that Demo'd today thank you. Laurie P. demo'd Faux Turquoise, as well as had completed not one but two finished necklaces.  Pattie S. showed Faux Jasper with completed Cabochon. Beth W. Demo's Faux Lapis and then Nancy W. Demo'd Faux abalone, with completed cuff bracelet.
The last three demo's where Julie E. with Faux Opal, Cheryl S. did Faux Crackle Raku, and Maggie W. wrapped up with Malachite. All accreditation were given.
 Fun was had by all. A big Thank You to Jenny for donating a new clay oven to the guild.  We love it!
   Guild business was discussed. For April, Maggie will Demo Sculpted Fairy Doors.  And May's meeting since it falls on Memorial Week has been cancelled. We will resume on the 4th Saturday of June at our regularly scheduled time. The Demo will be on Pardo Translucency. We would also like to encourage someone to volunteer for the Secretaries and Treasurer position. Maggie and I could use some help running our expanding guild. Dues are also due in June.  Laurie P. is putting a Monroe order together. So, if you are needing to order any clay or supplies for BRPCG clay day in two weeks or for the Retreat, please contact her.
Well that about wraps it up. See y'all next time.

Monday, March 17, 2014

March Meeting

Hi Queen City Players!
This months meeting we are asking that everyone show a type of faux gem or faux surface Technique.  So far all I can positively confirm is that the faux abalone and faux malechite have been taken. Please post back to this and let everyone know what you have chosen so we can minimize duplication.
If you are unsure what you'd like to do. Go to YouTube and search polymer clay faux techniques. There are several techniques: faux. Turquoise, slate, opal, jade, enamel, lapis lazuli, etc.  Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.
Look forward to catching up with y'all on Saturday.

Monday, February 17, 2014

February 2014 meeting supply list

Hi Y'all,
Time flies when you are having snow!.  Hope everyone made it through it ok.  It's already time for our next meeting.  It was suggested at the last meeting when we were doing hearts before Valentines day that we follow the holiday theme do a leprechaun for St Patrick's Day.  And of course I said COOL.

Supply list:
Clay in Flesh color, green,  hair color (I mixed copper and orange),white, black, gold
You regular clay kit (work surface, pasta machine, blades, wipes...)
tooth picks or skewers
knitting needles and/or rubber tipped clay sculpting tools
Liquid polymer clay
medium paintbrush to use in liquid polymer
tiny paint brush for eyes and lips
aluminum foil (cheap is better)

I will be bringing molds (face, hands and feet) for anyone that is not comfortable sculpting.
I also have pre-baked eyeballs and will bring acrylic paint for eyes and lips.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

 Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are my newest tiny food creations.  Meet my assorted Chocolate's and the mini versions.
Enjoy !


Thursday, February 13, 2014

February Meeting

First character I ever made out of clay in 2006.
Cheryl Smith

Hello Everyone.  It's almost time for another meeting. Maggie will be Demo-ing a Polymer Clay Character for St. Patrick's Day. I think it is a little Leprechaun. 
I hope everyone is enjoying our little Winter Wonderland of snow in NC. Look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Saturday Meeting

Hi Y'all,
Our first meeting of the year is already upon us!  Hope you all had great holidays and are ready to get to some claying.  Thanks to Cheryl everyone should be receiving the blog now.  And also I hope you all have been working on your hearts for Saturday.  I have.  See you Saturday, same place, same time.

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Gadget added!

First of all I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! To start this year off, I have added a New Gadget! If you go to our blogspot site look to the top right side there is now a spot you can add your email address and you will start getting any Post from our Blog sent directly to your email! YES, I finally got this done.

Also I hope everyone had a great Holiday season and is ready to start with renewed vigor a new Clay project. On that note, Maggie and me have a challenge for all of you coming to the January meeting this month. We'd like you to make a Polymer Clay Heart. It can be in any form. (Cane, sculpted, etc). We are hoping this will help everyone get their creative ideas moving in time for the Valentine's Day. Please bring you Heart to the meeting and give a brief explanation on how you designed it. I guess we will call this our first interactive Demo for the meeting. I look forward to seeing everyone and their Art creations on January 25th.

Also, I need your help, please think about what type of Polymer Clay techniques or projects you'd like to do or see Demo'd this year. So we can make our meeting fun and interactive for everyone.

Cheryl Smith