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  • NaN January 09
    Shriver Please keep in mind that we have limited space and it is on a first come first registered basis But we want you there Check out the workshop offerings at Polymer Clay Fests fill out the form and get it in the mail as soon as you can It s going to be a Mardi Gras Party To download the registration form click on the link below http polymerclayfests wordpress com cfcf 2009 registration mardi gras mania now open Check out the blog at http polymerclayfests wordpress com Classes Diane Villano Jo Ann s in Hamden January 20th Mitten Beads 9 30 11 30 Bead Button Show Milwaukee Wisconsin June 3 Woven Beads June 6 Enchanted Garden Caned Beads June 7 Balinese Allure Necklace Slide Lynne Ann Swarzenberg Dates to follow Bead Button Show Milwaukee Wisconsin June 1 Tone on Tone Floral Pendant June 2 Hooray for Poly Wood June 3 Awesome Blossoms dimensional cane work flowers Maggie Maggio will be teaching a 5 day Smashing Color Workshop at North Country Studio Workshop to be held at Bennington College Bennington VT Jan 28 Feb 1 2009 Further details may be found at www northcountrystudioworkshops org NYCPG Workshops from Ilene Goldman I just wanted to let the SCPCG know about an upcoming workshop at the NYCPG Members of the CT Guild pay the membership price for any of our workshops More details are on our website at www nypcg org If anyone is interested in one of our workshops they can contact me at pcclayer aol com Maggie Maggio Smashing Color Jan 24 25 2009 Terry Kovalcik PMC workshop March 14 15 2009 Jana Benzon Roberts Arabesque Caning April 18 19 2009 Lindly Haunani June 6 7 2009 Dayle Doroshow Oct 3 4 2009 Tips Tools and Techniquest Use 2 thermometers in your oven by different manufacturers as they can vary by as much as 10 Take the average of the 2 temperatures for the best accuracy To get rid of the fine powder that comes on many inexpensive beads place them in the dishwasher in a fine mesh bag and run through the cycle they will come out shiny and clean Tips on conditioning clay by Jana Benson being published While Donna s method is great the one Val said is everywhere mine is a bit different and I love using it It s being published in a few different places now so others may have seen it as well as the others who were using it years and years ago with super crumbly FIMO Classic I wasn t aware others had used it all that time back but came up with it for myself because it made sense as I think it was Des said what s old is new again Place a thin placemat or some plastic on a solid surface like a cement floor Set the unwrapped block of clay on one of it s four sides not the larger flat ends on top of the

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  • NaN October 08
    they do not have a sign out card attached Thank you Welcome New Members Welcome to Micki Hubbard a new member from Hamden Travelling Exhibit October The Brookfield Library 182 Whisconier Road Brookfield CT The Traveling Exhibit reflects who we are as artists and as a guild with this in mind we are asking you to please contribute something new to display in the exhibit You can donate the item for as long as you are willing to part with it Our goal is to inspire and create interest in the medium we all love so well Any contribution you can make will be greatly appreciated Other Items of Interest Cabin Fever Clay Fest February 22 26 Registration for the 2nd annual Cabin Fever Clay Fest Mardi Gras Mania to take place in Laurel MD from 22 26 Feb is now open If you have an interest in enjoying some time away from home in the middle of winter just spending time creating using your imagination and making some new friends this may be for you Instructors include Tony Aquino Jana Roberts Benzon Christi Friesen Victoria Hughes Kim Korringa Kathryn Jo Ottman Lisa Pavelka Julie Picarello Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg and Sarah Shriver Please keep in mind that we have limited space and it is on a first come first registered basis But we want you there Check out the workshop offerings at Polymer Clay Fests fill out the form and get it in the mail as soon as you can It s going to be a Mardi Gras Party To download the registration form click on the link below http polymerclayfests wordpress com cfcf 2009 registration mardi gras mania now open Open Studio Events City Wide Open Studios in New Haven will be 10 2 10 5 http www artspacenh org cwos Just one weekend but with extended hours Artists Open Studios of Northeast CT http www aosct org Taking place 11 29 11 30 and 12 6 12 7 from 10 5pm each day Greater Hartford Open Studio Weekend is 11 8 9 from 11 5pm http www open studio com Avon has an Open Studio event in the Spring Guilford Arts Center is having a Tag Sale Sat 8 23 from 9 2pm and needs donations Drop off donations at GAC from noon to 4pm on 8 18 22 or call 203 453 5947 http www handcraftcenter org Brookfield Crafts Center is in financial distress and sent out an email requesting donations www brookfieldcraftcenter org Classes Diane Villano has the following classes scheduled October 24 9 30 11 30 Jo Ann s Superstore in Hamden Spiderwebs and Ghosties Earrings 20 plus materials December 6 9 30 11 30 Jo Ann s Superstore in Hamden Gingerbread Pin 20 plus materials June 2009 Diane will be teaching for the seventh year at Bead Button the world s largest consumer bead show in Milwaukee Wisconsin Maggie Maggio will be teaching a 5 day Smashing Color Workshop at North Country Studio Workshop

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  • NaN September 08
    Gallery Bottles of Hope Traveling Exhibit Retreat Page Forum Links Contact Sharon Mihalyak sharchar aol com Diane Villano dianev scpcg yahoo com Bottles of Hope Coordinator bottlesofhope hotmail com Not

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  • NaN July 08
    We will be claying from 9 30am until 6 ish We will have plenty of room so guests are welcome If you can t make it at 9 30 am stop by when you can We can work on Bottles of Hope beads for the Bead Bazaar in Sept and whatever else There are plenty of restaurants nearby and we have a full kitchen available if you want to bring food for yourself or to share Please RSVP by email to sharchar aol com if you can but don t let that stop you from coming or call 203 932 6460 if you have any questions Directions http www stpaulswallingford org Directions htm Yahoo Maps St Paul s Church 65 N Main St Wallingford CT 06492 3709 St Paul s Church 65 N Main St Wallingford CT 06492 August meeting Discussion on Blogging and selling on ETSY and other sites Group Participation Requested Library Announcement To borrow any items from the Guild Library please email your request to Cynthia Douglass bldoug1950 yahoo com 885 6206 The library list can be found in the Membership Brochure Please note that you MUST sign out all books with Cynthia before taking them even if they do not have a sign out card attached Thank you Welcome New Members New Members are always welcome Travelling Exhibit October The Brookfield Library 182 Whisconier Road Brookfield CT The Traveling Exhibit needs some major updating Please contribute something new to display in the exhibit for as long as you are willing to part with it Your contribution is both needed and appreciated Other Items of Interest Craft Expo 2008 will be held this weekend on Guilford Green Thursday and Friday July 17 18 noon 9pm and Saturday July 19 10 7pm http www handcraftcenter org expo html

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  • NaN June 08
    Framed Scribble Earrings appears in the April issue of Polymer Cafe Classes Gerry Pieper is giving a Precious Metal Clay class at her home in Guilford on July 12th at 10 00 AM to 4 PM Cost is 75 which includes 20 grams of PMC For those wanting to enamel the PMC another class will be given in August If you are interested call Gerry at 203 453 4046 or e mail her at gerryssilver aol com Diane Villano iwill be conducting polymer clay jewelry classes at the Jo Ann s Superstore in Hamden starting this summer The first class is Citrus Flip Flop Beads Saturday August 23 and 30 9 30 11 30 The Bead House Bristol Rhode Island 401 253 1188 www thebeadhouse com Sarah Shriver July 26th and 27th Project to be determined Lynne Schwarzenberg October 25th and 26th Project to be determined You can see the details of the workshops and the studio on the website www thebeadhouse com Guest html NYCPG Workshops from Ilene Goldman I just wanted to let the SCPCG know about the upcoming workshops at the NYCPG Members of the CT Guild pay the membership price for any of our workshops More details are on our website at www nypcg org If anyone is interested in one of our workshops they can contact me at pcclayer aol com June 28 29 Mokume Gane times 5 Instructor Lindly Haunani Some say that Mokume Gane rhymes with play with clay all day and that is exactly what we will be doing for two days in this fun fast paced survey of this excitingly versatile technique You will learn valuable tricks and tips while making five different brooch or bead styles that feature Haunani gane Roche gane Amt gane Wavy gravy gane unfortunately NOT a

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  • NaN May 08
    the upcoming workshops at the NYCPG Members of the CT Guild pay the membership price for any of our workshops More details are on our website at www nypcg org If anyone is interested in one of our workshops they can contact me at pcclayer aol com June 28 29 Mokume Gane times 5 Instructor Lindly Haunani Some say that Mokume Gane rhymes with play with clay all day and that is exactly what we will be doing for two days in this fun fast paced survey of this excitingly versatile technique You will learn valuable tricks and tips while making five different brooch or bead styles that feature Haunani gane Roche gane Amt gane Wavy gravy gane unfortunately NOT a Ben and Jerry s ice cream flavor and end of the day gane Haunani Gane Glistening gossamer intriguing layers of polymer clay characterize this version of Mokume Gane which is an adaptation of an ancient layered metalworking technique You will learn the keys to color selection how to tint translucent clay make a mokume block and useful strategies for multi layered construction Discover what works best for beads sculptural surfaces and flat pieces that have the illusion of real depth Explore ways to manipulate the surface finish to accentuate the beautiful designs you have created Roche gane High contrast opaque layers manipulated from above with the matrix used to make rubber stamps With this version of mokume gane invented by Nan Roche you will be exploring a southwestern palette to create stunning predictable unpredictability and the importance of value contrasts Amt gane is a version on mokume gane pioneered by Kathleen Amt where the billet is cut into and stretched to reveal ghost like spreads of color You will learn how to fashion a pendant or pair of earrings with this fall inspired palette Wavy gravy gane while not edible is an exciting way to use a French fry cutter developed by Marie Segal to capture t will choose from a pastel delight or metallic palette to explore this technique End of the day gane is proof in the recipe that sometimes too much planning ahead can nip serendipity in the bud Plan on attending with Your two magical hands suspension of doubt and an awareness of the true Magic inherent in polymer clay and leave with several completed projects an increased confidence with working with color hands on understanding of valuable bench tricks and an enhanced understanding of Your artistic self Other Announcements Manifest Beads will be moving to 51 River Street in Milford CT They will be in their current location of 232 New Haven Avenue Milford CT until April 26th Opening at the new location on May 9th There is a new online community for polymer clay enthusiasts Project Polymer Dan Cormier and Tracy Holmes announce their new website DanCormier ca Visit soon and be prepared to drool Diane has a new find Across the sreet from the Twin Pines diner is a gift shop and

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  • NaN April 08
    showcase how everyone s talents have developed Our guild members are doing such wonderful and advanced work now let s show it off to the community Thanks to everyone for their participation Wendy Oestreicher Classes Diane Villano is teaching the following workshops and classes June 11 2008 Woven Beads in Polymer Clay 4 7pm 2008 Bead Button Show Midwest Convention Center Milwaukee WI June 13 2008 Polka Dot and Hot Spot Beads 5 8 pm 2008 Bead Button Show Midwest Convention Center Milwaukee WI The Bead House Bristol Rhode Island 401 253 1188 www thebeadhouse com Kathleen Dustin May 9th and 10th Polymer Beach Stones from World Beaches Sarah Shriver July 26th and 27th Project to be determined Lynne Schwarzenberg October 25th and 26th Project to be determined Kathleen s workshop is new and it will be the first time it is taught You can see the details of the workshops and the studio on the website www thebeadhouse com Guest html NYCPG Workshops from Ilene Goldman I just wanted to let the SCPCG know about the upcoming workshops at the NYCPG Members of the CT Guild pay the membership price for any of our workshops More details are on our website at www nypcg org If anyone is interested in one of our workshops they can contact me at pcclayer aol com June 28 29 Mokume Gane times 5 Instructor Lindly Haunani Some say that Mokume Gane rhymes with play with clay all day and that is exactly what we will be doing for two days in this fun fast paced survey of this excitingly versatile technique You will learn valuable tricks and tips while making five different brooch or bead styles that feature Haunani gane Roche gane Amt gane Wavy gravy gane unfortunately NOT a Ben and Jerry s ice cream flavor and end of the day gane Haunani Gane Glistening gossamer intriguing layers of polymer clay characterize this version of Mokume Gane which is an adaptation of an ancient layered metalworking technique You will learn the keys to color selection how to tint translucent clay make a mokume block and useful strategies for multi layered construction Discover what works best for beads sculptural surfaces and flat pieces that have the illusion of real depth Explore ways to manipulate the surface finish to accentuate the beautiful designs you have created Roche gane High contrast opaque layers manipulated from above with the matrix used to make rubber stamps With this version of mokume gane invented by Nan Roche you will be exploring a southwestern palette to create stunning predictable unpredictability and the importance of value contrasts Amt gane is a version on mokume gane pioneered by Kathleen Amt where the billet is cut into and stretched to reveal ghost like spreads of color You will learn how to fashion a pendant or pair of earrings with this fall inspired palette Wavy gravy gane while not edible is an exciting way to use a French fry cutter developed by Marie

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