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.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Feb Meet Up

Not a lot of business things to discuss but the new challenge was discussed.  A few of our members did not show because of illness or family issues.  More plans for this year will be discussed when they return. 

Everyone gave Julie a welcome as she entered the building.  We all wanted her to know we love her latest work that has been displayed in it's final form. 

Cheryl gave a demo on two different types of rings.  Betina Walker has some photos of a ring that is stacked and Cheryl demonstrated how that ring could be put together using a ready made cane.  She also demonstrated how to make a spinner ring using the Lisa Pavelka spinner ring blank or just a plain ring blank.  Both rings were fairly simple structures and hopefully we will see the final results next meet up.

Pattie showed us her necklace she made from having her lesson/class with Melanie West.  It was outstanding.  She was asked if she would show how it was made and promptly said she would be happy to show us.  Future demo!!!

Cheryl, Julie, Linda, Nancy, Pattie, Christine, Marsha, Lyn, Laurie

Monday, February 22, 2016

Feb demo

Hi everyone,

Saturday's demo will be a retro extruder cane ring.
Supply list
Basic clay kit, 3 to 5 PC colors of your your choice, extruder and  disk of your choice.  Will need to measure or know your ring size or bring a resizeable  ring blank that is circular or square. Epoxy, super glue, circle cutter. That's all I can think of at this time.  Look forward to seeing everyone

Saturday, February 20, 2016

February Meeting

Hello everyone,
Welcome to our first meeting of the year. We have two Challenges to introduce and hope that one might inspire you. 

Queen City Clayers Cane Challenge 2016
Make a cane or two by picking one or more of the pictures provided on the Pinterest Link Below.
The rules:
  • The cane has to have at least 2 design elements from the picture(s) you choose
  • The cane cannot be an exact copy of the design (Color not included. If you choose to create the entire color palette of the picture that is fine too. It does count as one design element no matter how many colors you choose.)

There is a second part to this challenge. We are to eventually make a finished piece of Jewelry and or sculpture.
Please keep this in mind when choosing your pictures.

Queen City Clayers "Disk" Extruder Challenge 2016
This is a tool challenge, to inspire you to use an Extruder tool and experiment, play with it.  Sometimes this tool is under utilized.
Choice one of the Disk (1 through 9 ) from the Lucy Tools Extruder collection and make a project or one or two canes from using that one disk. Or use one of Cynthia Tinapple's Extruder disks. And at each one of the meeting you will bring your art work to show to the guild. 

Please bring your basic clay tool kit which should consist of clay blades, pasta machine or an acrylic rod, Clay of your choice: Fimo, Premo or Kato, wet ones for or something for cleaning hands and surfaces. A work surface (if you do not have one, we do have tiles you can use. And any other items or tools you may want or need. 

Does anyone have any particular demo you want to see?  If so let me know, I haven't decided on anything to present at this time. But when I do. I'll send info and any supply list. 
Please bring any projects or finished items you have been working over the Holiday and New Year for Show and Tell.  Can't wait to see what everyone has been working on.  I've been caning, so I'll be bring those in.  If anyone is needing any Candy / Deli paper please let Jenny McKitrick know, I think they are $8 a box. I'm completely out, so I need a new box myself.  

 Look forward to seeing everyone again and our new guests that will be joining us this meeting. 
See you soon,
 Cheryl Smith