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.

Monday, January 26, 2015

January 2015 Meeting:

Business news:  Demos for the next few months have tentatively been decided.  February we will be hosting a Bottles Of Hope day.  Everyone should bring a 5" glass bottle or smaller (some will be provided) and enough clay colors to decorate your bottles.  Sonny's BBQ has gifted Nancy W a catered event and so we will all be fed.  The Ashville Guild has also been invited.  Please send Nancy a note letting her know how many plan to attend so we can be certain to have enough food for all.  March: Pattie will be doing a demo for us.  April: Linda wants to do a demo (perhaps at her home).  May:  Kathy has volunteered for a demo  (if something comes up between now and then and she can't do it; Maggie has said she will fill in). 

Julie Eakes gave a wonderful demo on making organic looking pieces.  She gave useful tips and techniques and allowed everyone to be creative.  We learned a new IKat technique and learned to use a gouge creatively.  Thanks Julie for showing us this demo.  An assortment of beautiful pieces were made and perhaps in Feb we can return with them so we can take some pics for the site.

Attendees:  Maggie, Cheryl, Kathy, Linda, Nancy, Laurie, Beth, Patti, Lynn, Julie, and Christine drove in to visit.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 2015 Meeting - Julie's pin demo

Charlotte Guild Meeting Saturday Jan 24, 2015

Happy New Year everyone!  I will be demonstrating how to make this pin.  You will need clay....duh! for mine I used black, yellow green, blue. white and a skinner blend from yellow to red.  You can use what ever colors you like.  It won't take a lot.  You will need a gouge tool if you have one.  I will have some to share.  I use gilders paste and acrylic paint that I will bring too.  Bring a pin back and something to texture the back.

See you on Saturday!