Sunday, October 20, 2013

October Meeting - Brainless Cane

I will be teaching the "Brainless Cane" which is being generously shared by Julie Eakes who taught it at Clay Carnival in Las Vegas.  It is an easy and fun technique and makes a surprisingly complex looking cane.

Julie taught us using Delft colors, shown in the following example, but you can use any colors you want.

You need a dark version of a color and a medium version plus white.

For the Delft colors using Kato clay:
Medium Blue - 1/2 package blue, 1/4 package white, 1/4 inch ball of orange
Dark Blue - 1/2 package blue, 1/8 package black, 1/4 inch ball of orange

Those using the same colors and the same brand of clay can exchange cane pieces.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pixelated Retro Canes

Barbara Colautti taught a great class today featuring Bettina Welker's Pixelated Retro Cane.  The class results are below:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Crackle Techniques

Don't forget - Sunday September 8 is our special "make-up" class for the one we had to cancel earlier this year.

I will be demonstrating a variety of crackle techniques using different materials.   Because some of these methods require some drying time, I recommend making something simple like earrings or a small brooch.  There will be a two-page handout.


Supply List for Crackle Class

Regular clay kit
Black clay
White clay
(any other colors you might want to use)
Paint brushes
Container for water for washing paint brushes
Silver leaf or gold leaf
Alcohol inks (preferably PiƱata)
Mica powders
Little paint mixing pots or palette
Don't go out and buy any of the following, but bring them if you have them
Daler-Rowney FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic
Inca Gold paints
Viva Precious Metal Color
Deco Art One Step Crackle
Jones Tones Foil
JAZZ brand tempera paint
Future floor finish
Glazes such as Golden Polymer Varnish
anything else you'd like to experiment with

Monday, June 10, 2013

Meeting Changes

Because of the holiday weekend and expected low attendance, the June meeting has been cancelled.  Instead, we will have an extra meeting in September on the 8th.  Cynthia will demonstrate a variety of crackle techniques.  The September 29th meeting will go on as scheduled.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March Meeting

Hi Everyone,
This months meeting has been changed to the 24th of March because the usual weekend is Easter!
Rita is teaching and here is her list of what to bring for her Sea foam brooch or pendant:

2 Polymer clay –  1 white and 1 rhino gray – Premo is fine

Liquid polymer clay

pin back finding if making a brooch

regular clay kit

watercolour paints – I will bring this
small brushes

textures – mesh is great

clay extruder
small sea shells  - about the size of a dime  - I will bring extras
 4-6 mm freshwater pearls – optional

Looking forward to this.

Friday, February 22, 2013

More name tag samples

Name Tag and Image Transfer Workshop

We are making name tags next week so please bring the following:

- a pin back - the largest you can find (you may have old pins around the
house that you can dissect for this )
- clear packing tape (if you don't have any don't worry, someone else will)
- usual claying kit plus black and white clay (plus any colours you want to
decorate with)
- extruder
- paper, pencil and scissors
- anything else you'd like to decorate your tag with - molds, stamps,
veneers, beads, glitter, etc.
- you may also want to bring a variety of cutters both for cutting out your
id tag and for adding elements to your tag

We will be doing an image transfer for the SOPCG logo, so this will give you a chance to try image transfers.  Logos are optional.  Bring a bone folder or something to burnish the transfer if you wish to use it.

Here is an example of one name tag: