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January 2018 Meeting Notes & Supply List


The Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will meet Jan. 19, 2019 at the Pearl Library beginning at 10am and ending at 3pm. We will be doing a Day of Caning! 

We will start with a couple of basic canes and use those to move into Complex Canes. If you have no idea what all this will be, come along for a day of fun! And bring LOTS of clay. We normally use Premo Clay at our meetings. We don’t recommend Sculpey III or Michael’s brand CraftMart for anything, but you are welcome to bring other clays.

We are setting up the beginning of the year for some canes that we will be building, to use, throughout the year. So what you need to do is think about what colors you want to work with for several months and projects. You’ll want some happy colors that go well together. Some difference in values, that is lightness and darkness basically. (You all know Joyce will be working with ocean type colors.) And of course you need Black, White and Translucent something we always tell you to have in your travel kit. For this class we recommend a BIG (at least 8 oz) Premo bar of each.

This will be a fast moving class with Lots to cover. Believe me, you are going to want to make lots.

Supplies:

Normal working equipment: pasta machine, stiff blade, baby wipes, paper towel, ruler, acrylic roller, a work surface, an extruder and tips, and a package of snack bags for storage.

Clays:


Black
White
Translucent
Light clay such as Ecru
Dark clay
LOTS of colors!


A bar of each color clay will not make you happy for this meeting! Think 4 ounces of clay for each cane. You will understand if you are going to spend the time to make these canes and be able to use them for a lot, it’s easier to make big. If you want to make a basic good size cane, you would start with one bar of light and one of dark to start with. We don’t often use colors right out of the package, but add to them or blend to create one of a kind colors.

If you don’t want to purchase Lots of colors, bring Blue, Yellow and a red of your choice but you will need lots of bars of those.

How many canes? We first need to get a bulls-eye, stripe and spiral made to move onto more complex canes. And we aren’t limited to one of each. Think stocking your workplace for projects we will work on. We can cover: Pyramid, Chevron, Checkerboard, Leaves, Petals, Translucent and White, Bargello and other canes.






































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































We will briefly go over a couple of basic canes and use those to move into Complex Canes. If you have no idea what all this will be, come along for a day of fun! And bring LOTS of clay. We normally use Premo Clay at our meetings. We don’t recommend Sculpey III or Michael’s brand CraftMart for anything, but you are welcome to bring other clays.



We are setting up the beginning of the year for some canes that we will be building, to use, throughout the year. So what you need to do is think about what colors you want to work with for several months and projects. You’ll want some happy colors that go well together. Some difference in values, that is lightness and darkness basically. (You all know Joyce will be working with ocean type colors.) And of course you need Black, White and Translucent something we always tell you to have in your travel kit. For this class we recommend a BIG (8 oz) Premo bar of each.



This will be a fast moving class with Lots to cover. Believe me, you are going to want to make lots.


















































































































































































































































































































































































































Supplies:

Normal working equipment: pasta machine, stiff blade, baby wipes, paper towel, ruler, acrylic roller, a work surface, an extruder and tips, and a package of snack bags for storage.


Clays:

Black

White

Translucent

Light clay such as Ecru

Dark clay

LOTS of colors!  



A bar of each color clay will not make you happy for this meeting! Think 4 ounces of clay for each cane. You will understand if you are going to spend the time to make these canes and be able to use them for a lot, it’s easier to make big then reduce to the size you want.  If you want to make a basic good size cane, you would start with one bar of light and one of dark.  We don’t often use colors right out of the package, but add to them or blend to create one of a kind colors.



If you don’t want to purchase Lots of colors, bring Blue, Yellow and a red of your choice but you will need lots of bars of those.



How many canes? We first need to get a bulls-eye, stripe and spiral made to move onto more complex canes. And we aren’t limited to one of each. Think stocking your workplace for projects we will work on. We can cover: Pyramid, Chevron, Checkerboard, Leaves, Petals, Translucent and White, Bargello and other canes.


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