Jackie McKinney demonstrated her style of flower making at our February guild meeting. She had quite a collection of flowers! There were Peonies, Poinsettias, Daisies, and other flowers in a variety of colors! We can't wait for Spring! Here's a grouping of flowers and some tools used. Poinsettia flower in the [...]
Weekend of Clay at the Foxon Firehouse, 1420 North High Street, East Haven, March 25th and 26th. (Located at the corner of Rt 80 and High St in East Haven) Classes BY Members of the guild FOR Members of the guild. Sat am - Baby Seals - Christy Sherman Sat pm - Woodland Fairy [...]
Our December meeting was held on 12/10/16 at the Hagaman Library in East Haven. December meetings are usually the second Saturday in December, instead of our usual third Saturday meeting schedule. We had a great time! Plenty of goodies were donated for the Tag Sale and all kinds of wonderful food had been brought [...]
Agenda: Demo - Christy Sherman - Setting up an Etsy Account Ornaments are due for the “Tree of Hope” Election of Officers of the Guild- 2 year term President: Sharon Mihalyak (uncontested) Treasurer: Sue Rankin (uncontested) Secretary: Michelle Pini (uncontested) The Vice President position is currently being held by Diane Villano. [...]
We will be taking part in the BPT ART Trail on Saturday, November 12 from 10 - 6pm Highlight of the event can be found here Members of the guild will have a table at the BIC (Bridgeport Innovation Center) 955 Connecticut Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06607 Link to their website http://bridgeport-art-trail.org/portfolio/bpt-innovation-center/ See THAT DOOR - GO [...]
Debbie Goodrow and Dorian Merriman-Boddy teamed up to demo Inka-Gold and Gilders' Paste at the October guild meeting. Debbie was lucky to find some Inka-Gold colors on clearance at Hobby Lobby. There are 20 different colors. Deb used the Inka-Gold between layers of polymer clay for a mokume-gane effect. Inka-Gold can [...]
Christy Sherman demonstrated how she makes flowers at our June guild meeting. She showed us her process to make irises, roses, and calla lilies. Christy started with a Skinner blend and cut out the shapes. Here is the assembled flower. Notice the texture she added to the petals. Sometimes she [...]
Agenda: Demo - Deb Goodrow and Dorian Merriman - Inka Gold and Guilders’ Paste ‘Tis the Season Challenge Raffle-chain-raffle - Item will be donated by Lynne Anne Show-n-tell FYI - City Wide Open Studios will be taking place all weekends in October cwos.org Helen Malchow will be at Erector Square and [...]
The guild's TRAVELING EXHIBIT was installed for the 1st time in Stamford at the Ferguson Library. It was set up to a series of oooohs and aaahhs and several Bottles of Hope requests as well. You can stop by and visit we will be there for the summer through the end of September. [...]
Agenda Demo - Christy Sherman - Sculpting (with) Leaves and Flowers Roses and Orchids from http://www.skygrazer.com/ by Christy Sherman She will be showing how to make these at the demo. "I figured I'd do the roses and I can bring cutters to show how I did the orchids too. If people want to play [...]
Create with Clay Day June 4th 11:30 to 4:30pm ~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Sorry if you missed it - here's a LINK to some of the Bottles of Hope that were made West Haven Public Library Making Time • Making Art • Making Friends Ready to try something new? To explore your artistic side [...]
The Booth Library in Newtown has an exhibit of polymer clay art with items on display by Tracy VanBuskirk and Lisa Procaccini. BOH are there too! The exhibit will be in place thru the end of May. Come visit if you find yourself in the area.
Agenda Demo - Lori Michels - “Fordite” Pen Covering and Sanding- Working Demo Discussion about Clay ConneCTion 2016 Retreat Guidelines Link - See if we have you signed up for something ;-) Discussion about the Guild Website Relaunch - going “Live” Monday 5/16 (Wish me luck! - Sharon) Discussion - Clay Day/BOH workshop at West [...]
Traveling Exhibit at the West Haven Library ~ May and June Clay Day Saturday, June 4 from 11:30am - 4:45pm Ready to try something new? To explore your artistic side (even if you think you don't have one)? Do you like trying new things at no cost to [...]
Pictures from Michelle Pini's Image Transfers on Polymer Clay Class - Weekend of Clay Michelle showing us various examples of her transfers and surface treatments. Michelle shows how she applies mica powders, and cuts and assembles her pendants .
Pictures from Lisa Gauthier's Weekend of Clay Class - Bargello in Clay Lisa, getting ready to show us her many examples of the bargello "caning" MANY Examples of her Bargello Caning Above are examples of Bargello Canes Lisa made to show us. Click [...]
Pictures from Debbie Goodrow's Weekend of Clay Class - Ode to Spring Debbie's Ode to Spring Class. Birdies enjoying the first bloom poking through the snow. Debbie explaining the fine details and design elements. Showing how to apply the veneer. A nice smooth seam! A reminder [...]
Pictures from Diane Villano's Mica Shift Class - Weekend of Clay Diane showing how to align the mica particles. Some examples of Blends of Gold Mica Shift Some examples of Graphite Mica Shift A wide variety of colors and wonderful effects!