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