Monday, September 20, 2010

September 21st Member

Just a reminder that our next meeting will be Tuesday September 21st at
the San Diego Lapidary Society. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm and
we'll be discussing finishing. There will probably be some
demonstration but mostly just discussion on the different methods we all
like for finishing pieces. Feel free to bring examples to show others
of your work!

Hope to see you all there!!

Mary De Armond
(951) 694-9406

Monday, August 16, 2010

August Meeting

Hi All!

Just a quick reminder that our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday
August 17th at the San Diego Lapidary Society. This month we will be
a play date so we'll be starting at 5:30pm for those who can come
We spoke last month about playing with polymer clay, as well as,
metal clay so I'm bringing a toaster oven is anyone is interested.

Hope to see you all there!
Mary De Armond
(951) 694-9406

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July Meeting

Hi Everyone-

Just a reminder that the our next meeting is scheduled for July 20th at
the Lapidary Society. This is a demonstration month so we'll be starting
at 6:30pm.

I'll be demonstrating what I learned at Barbara Becker-Simon's seminar
on Box Beads. This technique includes constructing a box with dry clay
and without seams. It should be fun! (Note: It's my first
demonstration so be nice!!!)

Next month we will have a play date starting at 5:30pm (for those who
can come early). Then in September we'll be having a discussion on
finishing pieces.

Hope to see you all there!

Mary De Armond
(951) 694-9406

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June Meeting

Hi All!!! Don't forget the next meeting of the Metal Clay Artisans is
Tuesday June 15 at 5:30pm. We're starting early (for those who can come
early) so we have time to PLAY.

This month we're working on making molds of 3D items. You'll need to
bring 2 part molding compound. If you don't have any, Michael's sells
"Amazing Mold Putty" in their Polymer Clay aisle.

Also, bring any items that you want to mold or are willing to share with
the rest of us. Shells, buttons, charms, etc. pretty much anything can
be molded!

Hope to see you all there -
Mary De Armond

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hi All!!! I hope this message finds everyone healthy and happy...

Just a reminder that our next meeting is this Tuesday (May 18th), 6:30pm
at the San Diego Lapidary Society. We will be learning how to carve our
own texture plates/stamps. If you have not had a chance to order the
material, I am bringing extra mats that you can purchase. They are
$2.12 each if you are interested. Venetia also recommended that you
come prepared with a pattern (sharpie marker seems to be the best) so we
can carve at the meeting.

I also wanted to try and get an idea of the number and kind of samples
of your work that you want to add to the display for this years fair
display. I think it's really important that everyone in the group be
represented - even if you only have one piece completed!!! If you could
let me know how much you are displaying as soon as possible, I would be
very grateful.

See ya Tuesday!!

Mary De Armond

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May 18th Meeting

Hi Everyone!

May Meeting – Our next meeting is May 18th at the San Diego Lapidary Society and will start at 6:30pm. Venetia is going to demonstrate carving our own stamps/texture plates. She suggested purchasing Carving Sheet from Art Clay World (stock #F043) for this purpose and drawing out a design in Sharpie marker. You’ll also need to bring carving tools. I’ll have some extras if you need to borrow.

Future Meetings – The June meeting will be a play date and start at 5:30pm for those who can come early. For July we need demo ideas! Ideas previously mentioned included soldering on PMC, Keumbo, proper syringe use, etc. If there are lots of people on vacation we could also take a break for July and/or August. We can discuss this more at the meeting as well.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

See ya on the 18th!!!
Mary De Armond

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 20th Meeting

Hi All!!!
It's time for the San Diego County PMC Guild meeting next week (April 20, 2010). We are going to learn about making leaves in PMC and using rubber stamps to add texture to our pieces. So bring some leaves with good veins on the backs, whatever stamps you want to play with, general clay tools and *clay*. I don't know how you feel, but I'm really excited to get my hands on some clay! As this month is a hands-on meeting we will be starting at 5:30pm at the Lapidary Society. Don't worry if you can't get there early, the format is open so you'll still get plenty of time to work. If you have any questions or concerns, just let me know!
See ya next week...
Mary De Armond
(951) 694-9406

Monday, March 22, 2010

March Meeting Recap

First I want to thank all those who attended the meeting or gave their input into the future of the group. I am very happy that the group is so enthusiastic about the future! If you have any input or changes, please let me know.As a reminder the next meeting will be April 20, 2010 and start at 5:30pm for those of you who can come early. We will be exploring making leaves in clay and using rubber stamps for texture. So bring your clay, tools, some leaves (there should be good vein definition on the leaf and no “fuzz”) and whatever rubber stamps you want.Again, thank you for your participation and I'll see ya next month...Mary De Armond

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March Meeting

As many of you know the SD County PMC Guild is at a turning point. With recent changes to the leadership we need to decide if and/or how the group will continue.As such, the next meeting will be used for discussion of several key issues. Some of them being: - do we continue meeting monthly or every other month? - who is willing to teach workshops? - what teachers are you interested in taking workshops from? - what demonstrations would you like to see? - do we include time each meeting for show and tell? - do we set aside time every meeting to discuss problems people are having? - do you want to start some meetings early to have an opportunity to "play" with the clay? - would a design challenge be of interest? - would a "play date" be of interest? - what do you personally want to get out of this group?This group is for everyone's benefit and needs to be a collaborative effort. We would appreciate it if you would consider these and any other suggestions for discussion at the meeting so it is productive. That way we can have less "talk" and more fun in the future!!!The meeting is set for next Tuesday (3/16/2010) at 6:30pm at the San Diego Lapidary. *Please RSVP by Saturday (3/13/2010).* If you cannot make the meeting please let me know if you are interested in continuing with the group or not. We need your input so the group can be a positive experience for everyone. If we do not hear from you we will assume you are no longer interested.Thank you in advance for your help!!Mary De 694-9406 home(951) 764-7299 cell

Monday, January 18, 2010

January Meeting

Well it's that time again. Happy New Year to all.

Tuesday, Jan 19th at 6:30 pm is our next meeting. We will be discussing how to care for your kiln and if you don't have one the different options.

Also everyone is to bring a tip or trick technique to share.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in this new and exciting new year.

Melissa Wilcoxson
San Diego County PMC Guild Chapter