Polymer Clay with Robin Milne – Tuesday June 18th 6:30-8:30pm – We will be
Silk Screening on Polymer clay – Using Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic paints we
will silk screen designs on polymer to make veneers, earrings and pendants.
$25/class includes use of tools and materials.
Friday June 21st 7-9:30 Coffee and Create. Join other artists for coffee
and bring whatever you are working on. Hang out in the Art Tank Studio and
craft, draw, knit, scrapbook, paint, whatever you are into. Ill bring the
coffee. $5 per person.
Tuesday June 25th – 6:30-8:30 – Polymer Clay with Robin Milne - Mokume Gane
with inks and foils – Create a decorative deign in polymer clay using
alcohol inks and metal leaf. Finished slices can be used to decorate a
container or make jewelry. $25/class includes use of tools and materials.
See more at http://collectivearttank.com/
Have you seen silkscreens like this one below for sale on Etsy?(http://www.etsy.com/listing/73904765/floral-kawaii-stencil-for-polymer-clay).
Not sure how to incorporate this beautiful and useful technique in your polymer clay work?
Robin is a great teacher, so give yourself a treat and check out one of her classes. It sure sounds like The Collective Art Tank is the place for your Summer Art gatherings.
A new dawn for our website! Our blog is now http://www.papcg.org.
We are consolidating our web presence for simplicity. You can get all you need to know about the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild from these pages and the associated links.
We will be updating the blog theme this Summer. We will also continue our monthly and members only newsletters as well as our page on Facebook and our Twitter feed (@papcg).
We welcome your suggestions, and hope you enjoy the new approach.
PAPCG Head Cheerleader
Just got this message from Sharon Mihalyak, President of the South Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild. Many of our members attended the Clay ConneCTion Retreat last year. If you can’t wait til it comes around again in 2014, you don’t have to! Klay Away Polymer Clay will be held this year in Nashua, NH.
Here’s Sharon’s message:
Just a quick reminder about Klay Away Polymer Clay Retreat that will be held at Rivier University, Nashua, NH on July 18-21. (It’s not Klay Karma, but almost.)
I so enjoy going to Klay Karma on the years that Clay ConneCTion is off.
I’m going to Klay Away this year. So glad Seana and friends were able to make this a reality.
Format is similar to Clay ConneCTion with a big workroom that is open most of the time. Demos will happen throughout the retreat. We can stay in the dorms and food is included. (yay!!! No cooking or cleaning
Hope you can join us for a really good time.
President Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild, Inc.
If you can’t get to Facebook, the contact Seana Bettencourt for the full scoop: email@example.com
Like many of you I was shocked and saddened to hear today of the building collapse today at 22nd and Market. The early reports identified it as Sidney Hillman Apartments (our meeting site!), but fortunately for the residents of Sidney Hillman, they were only the witnesses to collapse. The buildings involved included the Salvation Army store across the street from our meeting place. This event has been picked up on National News.
We will not be meeting there again until September. We will keep members posted if there are any changes in traffic flow or parking as the meeting draws closer. In the meantime, I am sure all of our members join me in holding the people affected by this unfortunate accident in our thoughts.
IS Anyone from the PAPCG joining the NJPCG this Sunday June 9th from 11-3?
PAPCG member and NJPCG President, Robin Milne will be demoing ways to create polymer clay beach glass and PAPCG member coordinator, Sherman, will sculpt a man in a seashell as demo. Dont miss it. BYO Shell if you want to sculpt along.
For more information on the workshop location and the NJPCG visit their website, particularly: http://njpcg.org/our-workshops/.
Sculpting with Sherman is always a treat!
Robin does it all!
If you had been paying attention in your ornithology class, you would already know that there are more than 150 species of owls flying around the planet. That means that Sue Springer won’t have any shortage of models for her latest obsession: recreating owls in polymer clay. Here are some of her latest creations. Click under the pictures to see the real-life owls that served as inspiration.
Sue builds her owls on a polymer clay tile with a wire attached to the back for hanging. She fashions the owls
from her ever-growing collection of canes she designs to suggest the different feathers of the inspirational owl.
Sue employs complex Skinner Blends, translucent clay and color mixing to good effect, achieving a look of depth to the feathers despite the limited color palate.
Sue builds more colorful canes for the eyes but employs similar subtle shading that gives the eyes dimension and a lifelike quality.
Don’t you feel like he’s staring at you?
- The Polymer Clay Avengers
Sue and Wilma
Now that I have your attention, here is some Owlish Trivia
You can find owls on every continent but Antarctica.
Owls have three eyelids and zygodactyl feet
and asymmetrical ears.
Owls can’t pivot their eyes
but they can turn their heads 270 degrees.
Owls’ feathers make them noiseless fliers
which is good because they’re predators.
Not all owls hoot
but some can bark.
A flock of owls
is called a Parliament
and the largest owl fossil ever found
was over three feet tall.
Be careful Sue when you venture out into the forest.
Find out more about owls here
Guild members will be getting their information for logging in to Sylvie Peraud’s class on Mosaic Techniques brought to us by CraftArtEdu on SATURDAY! The link will be live until Tuesday.
We will be Skyping with Sylvie at 1100 at the Sunday Meeting, and viewing the online class together. Don’t be late.
And as for the International Pot Luck, I hope you will enjoy some of Abuelita’s authentic homemade tamales my family has made for you! See you Sunday!
Brava, Emily! Once again we are proud to have you in our Guild!
Emily’s Clay Table at Clay ConneCTion 2012
I am an early riser and usually the first one to the Clay room when we are on retreats. I entertain myself by taking pictures of everyone’s clay tables. There is always such variety.
So Emily’s beautiful bowls, showcased recently on Polymer Clay Daily begin like this. We clayers appreciate the process. Caning in particular transforms the clay almost magically.
This is the season for artists to display their creations (and hopefully exchange them for money!) There are many craft shows over the next two weeks. This weekend is one of my favorites at Penn’s Landing – Art Star Craft Bazaar – lots of hipster crafts there.
This year I am going to step it up a notch and go see Emily at the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair. If you want to see Emily and the other fine artists, head down to Rittenhouse Square this weekend (Friday May 10- Sunday May 12) and come see what they have to offer.
PAPCG Head Cheerleader