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, October 20, 2017

October clay day is for making pens.  The guild has purchased one pen kit for each member of the guild.  The kits will arrive with me on Saturday.  These kits are the inexpensive slim lines and they have many kits to choose from, should you desire to have more kits.  I will show you how to make the burlwood cane for the pens.  The faux wood seems to be very popular so I thought I'd share that one with you.
We will need minimal amts of clay for this.
Mostly we will use the metallics to get that shimmer we want.  Additional highlights of a couple other colors sometimes bring out the wood look so approximate amts are below and all are premo brands.  Figure approximately about 1/4 to 1/2 of a section of each of these colors (a square of clay packet has four sections in it).
18 K Gold
Antique Gold
Highlights require even less than the above so grab some scrap of Aliz Crimson, Ecru and Burnt Sienna (Like maybe a pinch of each if you use them).
Bring your usual clay tools
Buffing squares (I have a set and you can use mine if you don't have them)  Sandpaper will do also but I like the pads.
A dish to do your sanding in. 
A scrap of denim
Renaissance Wax (Mine can be shared)
A hammer and a wash cloth that can be ripped (in case you ruin it)
If you don't want to make the burl wood pen, bring a sheet of decorated clay for your pen approximately 4" x 6.  Keep your design small as the actual amt of clay placed on the tubes is probably 2 x 3"
I'll bring alcohol wipes
I think that will do it.  Looking forward to seeing you all.