Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 21st meeting

We will have our next meeting on February 21st at 10:30 am at Rita's house. (Directions below)

 Cynthia will be demonstrating the "Crushed Velvet" mica shift technique.  (Photos of earrings at end of post) You will need your usual clay kit plus the fettuccini attachment for your pasta machine.  That is the big, heavy attachment that fits on the back of the pasta machine and has two different sizes of cutting rollers - we all take it off and put it who knows where.  I can find one of mine and if we have a couple more, we should be fine.

You will also need metallic clay to take advantage of this technique.  Any colour of metallic clay will work and you can make your own colours by adding some opaque clay to pearl.  You can use your crushed velvet to make anything you want.  You don't want the clay to be too sticky because we are going to put it through the narrow cutters.  If your clay is very soft and sticky, you may want to leach it a bit.

Please let Rita know if you are coming to the meeting so we can be sure to have enough chairs. Email is

Address is:  320 Trudelle St., Scarborough.  M1J 3K1.  which is on the north east corner of Trudelle and Torrence.  The driveway is on Torrence Rd.  Telephone:  416-289-1674
I’m one street north of Eglinton, between Bellamy and McCowan.  (McCowan becomes Danforth Rd. around Lawrence)
For those coming from the west end, take the 401 going East.  Get off at McCowan, turn south (right) Go down to Trudelle St. and turn left.  This street meanders a bit just go past 2 or 3 stop signs and turn left onto Torrence.  Its the first driveway on the right.  If you miss Trudelle St. coming off McCowan/Danforth Rd. don’t panic, go down to Eglinton and turn left.  You will then pass McCowan and turn left on Torrance and I’m on the first driveway on the right. 
For those coming from the EAST, take the 401 and get off at Markham Road.  Travel south to Eglinton, turn right on Eglinton, go past Bellamy and turn right on Torrance (stop sign), cross the street and I’m the first driveway on the right.

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