The April meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, April 21st, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi. Debbie will be leading this meeting and the focus will be on extruder basics. There are many techniques that can be done by hand but are much more precise when done with an extruder and some that are almost impossible to do without an extruder.
If time allows, Debbie will also go over some more advanced extruder techniques. Please be sure to get to the library promptly at 10:00 a.m. so we can get set up and started by 10:15.
There are several extruders available on the market but our preference is the green Makins extruder. The local craft stores do not carry this extruder so you will need to order it online. Here are two links. Beware that there are cheap knock-offs out there but they won’t last.
Bring at least three (3) packages of clay in colors that make you happy. Since this will be a technique meeting, color just adds to the fun. As always, bring at least one block each of black and white in addition to your colored clay.
Normal clay supplies including tissue blade and pasta machine
Work surface (smooth 12 inch ceramic tiles work well)
Plastic wrap to store your work
Green Makins extruder and dies
NOTE TO GUESTS:
We have had several people attend our meetings recently. Our Guild’s policy is that a person can attend 2 meetings free. After that, people have the option to pay $5.00 per meeting or join the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild. Our membership year begins in June with an annual membership fee of $20.00. The prorated new member fee is $2.00 per month, so members joining in April would pay $4.00 for April and May, then renew in June with the rest of the guild.