August 26, 2017
Business: Laurie is looking into a group getting together and going off to Into The Forest. More info to come. Kathleen was working on getting a date for us to have a lesson on photographing our work. More info to come later.
Demo is not in stone yet for the month of September. Laurie is working on it. More info to come. October demo is Nancy with the pen kits. Pen kits have been ordered and there is one for each (paid) member provided by the guild. If you desire more than one pen, these pens can be purchased at Penn State Industries, you can find them on line (I normally go for the less than $4 slimline ones.) If you are bringing a friend, let me know so I can pull a pen kit from my personal stash so everyone has something to work on. I will demo how to attach your clay, how to sand your pieces to smooth as butter finish and lastly show you how to put your pen kits together.
November is a no meeting month as it falls on Thanksgiving weekend and that is an issue for many. December meeting will be the usual party and ornaments or whatever you might want to work on. The date is the 2nd week of Dec rather than the 4th. Make note of this. Keep in mind when you bring treats that there are some with allergies to some food items. I know there are some that need gluten free, some are vegan, and some cannot do any kind of dairy. So, with that in mind, please prepare some goodies and be certain to know absolutely what the ingredients are so no one is getting ill. Label things if you know they have dairy and we can prevent anyone going to the ER!
Pattie gave a wonderful demo on a surface technique for transparent clay. Chalks, pan pastels, silver leaf, gold leaf were all used, and from what I could see before I left, colors were varied and bright and everyone was getting ready to do some carving/cutting and forming. Pattie had shown us several different techniques she has experimented with and brought some finished items as well. Everyone was busy creating and enjoying. Thank you Pattie for being so generous with your time and patience. It was splendid.
Attendees: Laurie, Pattie, Sally, Maggie, Cheryl, Kathy, Linda, Michelle, Brian, Nancy and Sally brought her daughter in law as a guest.