September Meeting of the Central MS Polymer Clay Guild

The September meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at the Richland Library, 370 Scarborough Street, in Richland, Mississippi.  Since several of our gals will be at  Galveston Bay Retreat, Joyce decided to switch things up for the Sept. meeting and do a "Getting Up to Speed" meeting. Newcomers can work on skills and older members can help and get ahead on having canes for our Spring workshop. Joyce would also like to spruce things up with a Mica Shift challenge for the more skilled members, newbies are welcome to try too!  For the challenge: bring your favorite Mica color.  Be it gold, silver, cooper, green, blue or something you make yourself, but something you know works with Mica Shift. Bring bendable texture sheets and stamps of your preference and your challenge will await. Dip into your clay stash and bring 3-4 bars of Mica clays and don't forget to bring some black. If you are low on clay, there's always a great sale at They ship all orders in two days!

Spring 2016 Workshop!
Jana Roberts Bezon – Laser Cut Workshop April 9th & 10th.  Jana will be using Kato clay for the workshop.  She has said the canes can be in any clay, so pack what you enjoy.

The following will be covered:
 2, 3, and 5 part skinner blends
lightening and darkening blends
jelly rolls canes
ribbon folded canes
bulls-eye canes and how to shape canes into round, square or triangle
basic leaf cane
kaleidoscope caning
foiling clay
leafing clay
mica shift

Other Supplies:
tile or something to cut on
stiff blade
brayer or acrylic rod
pasta machine
snack bags or saran wrap for storing your canes when done

3 bars white
3 bars black
3 bars translucent
yellow, blue, red   1 bar each
turquoise, magenta and yellow or 3 colors you'd like to work with: 1 bar of each
1 bar gold

Please feel free to bring more clay and any additional colors you might want to work with. Once we get the basics if we have time we can make extra canes for Jana's workshop. Always having extra clay with you is a bonus, just be sure and keep them in a cooler for the trip. We may go thru even more white, black and translucent then 3 bars. If you plan to keep with Kato, you might just invest in a large block of white, black and translucent. Clay's were on sale last week at Hobby Lobby and they go on 30 % off every 3 weeks usually.  If you buy the large blocks you could always use Hobby Lobby's 40% coupons.  Print out a extra and bring a friend so that you don't have to get in line multiple times to use the coupons.

Be sure to bring your normal travel kit with a minimum of your pasta machine, clear roller, clay blade, ceramic tile or other work surface, baby wipes.

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