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  • NaN March 08
    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 Tricia Hamel Bottles of Hope Introduction to Polymer Clay March 31st Killingworth Arts Center The Bead House Bristol Rhode Island Four Classes Four Instructors 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 March 15 16 PMC Polymer Clay Instructor Senior PMC Artist Terry Kovalcik This class is open to beginners as well as those who have experience with PMC Create decorative bezel forms Then use Polymer Clay as an inlay material to enhance these forms This process will entail rolling cutting dry construction use of texture plates sheet laminating crewelwork and much more all with PMC We will go over firing and finishing the PMC Then you will use your Polymer clay a Skinner blend fancy cane or simply a solid color to enhance your piece And finally we will go over polishing the PMC and polymer inlays for a fabulous look April 12 13 Basic Millefiore Caning Techniques Instructor Ilene Goldman Day 1 Learn how to make a 2 color Skinner Blend and 3 simple canes Bull s Eye Jellyroll and stacked We will combine these simple canes into a complex funky flower cane Techniques for reducing a cane will also be shown Day 2 Using the techniques learned in Day 1 we will continue to make some simple canes and incorporate them into a realistic flower cane 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

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  • NaN February 08
    with Cynthia before taking them even if they do not have a sign out card attached Thank you Welcome New Members Robin Tiede from Madison and Ilene Goldman from Poughkeepsie NY Travelling Exhibit March Cromwell Belden Library 39 West St Cromwell Opening Reception TBA April Cheshire Library 104 Main St Cheshire The Traveling Exhibit is looking a little shop worn and needs some major updating Please contribute something new to display in the exhibit for as long as you are willing to part with it We are especially looking for items that will 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 Weekend of Clay Classes Below is the class schedule for the Weekend of Clay on March 8 9 at St Paul s in Wallingford Sat 10 1 Variations on the Retro Cane Jenn Dorion Sat 2 5 Cane Slice Caterpillar Bracelet Libby Mills Sun 10 1 Sculpting a Tree Frog Christy Sherman Sun 2 5 Polymer Personalities Tricia Hamel If you are interested in attending please contact Sharon and she will hold your place sharchar aol com Cost is 10 per class and open to guild members payable at the Feb meeting or the class Any materials fees are to be paid to teacher at the class Directions to St Paul s http www stpaulswallingford org Directions htm Yahoo Maps St Paul s Church 65 N Main St Wallingford CT 06492 3709 Parking available behind the church The driveway is between Archie Moore s and the church The Hall will open at 9 30am each day and will close around 9pm on Sat 6pm on Sunday Visitors are welcome to join us

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  • NaN October 07
    want to borrow any items please email your request to cybersue1 earthlink net The library list is in Membership Brochure If she gets your email by Friday she ll bring the book DVD Tape to the Saturday meeting Welcome New Members Welcome to our newest members Claudia Sims from Bridgeport and Helen Malchow from Ashford Travelling Exhibit October North Haven Library The Traveling Exhibit will be coming to the January Guild Meeting It is looking a little shop worn and needs some major updating Please contribute something new to display in the exhibit for as long as you are willing to part with it I m especially looking for items that will 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 October 28 10 30 12 30 Caned Halloween Beads Michael s North Haven CT November 18 10 30 12 30 Christmas Ornaments Michael s North Haven CT November 16 2007 10 00 5 00 Balinese Allure Necklace Bead and Art Glass Fest Orlando FL 140 00 Kit fee 25 00 November 17 2007 10 00 5 00 Miniature Journal Pendants Bead and Art Glass Fest Orlando FL 140 00 Kit fee 25 Details available at www beadandartglassfest com Lynne Schwarzenberg is teaching the following workshop 8 from 1 Intensive Flower Cane Workshop at The Bead House Bristol Rhode Island October 27 28 http www thebeadhouse com Lynne html The New York Polymer Clay Guild will be sponsoring the following workshop Combining Colors with Confidence Textile Inspirations Two day workshop with Lindly Haunani for all skill levels Nov 3 4 2007 For More info http

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  • NaN September 07
    Sept 15 16 Library Announcement As the size of our Library grows it is no longer possible for Sue to bring it to every meeting If you want to borrow any items please email your request to cybersue1 earthlink net The library list is in Membership Brochure If she gets your email by Friday she ll bring the book DVD Tape to the Saturday meeting Welcome New Members Welcome to our newest member Cynthia Douglas from North Stonington Travelling Exhibit October North Haven Library The Traveling Exhibit will be coming to the January Guild Meeting It is looking a little shop worn and needs some major updating Please contribute something new to display in the exhibit for as long as you are willing to part with it I m especially looking for items that will 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 October 28 10 30 12 30 Caned Halloween Beads Michael s North Haven CT November 18 10 30 12 30 Christmas Ornaments Michael s North Haven CT November 16 2007 10 00 5 00 Balinese Allure Necklace Bead and Art Glass Fest Orlando FL 140 00 Kit fee 25 00 November 17 2007 10 00 5 00 Miniature Journal Pendants Bead and Art Glass Fest Orlando FL 140 00 Kit fee 25 Details available at www beadandartglassfest com We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about WOW a week of workshops for polymer and cloth doll artists to be held in Fishkill NY May 13 19 2008 This is all possible through the kindness and generosity of Joyce Mikos who with her sister Janet started WOW in Concord NH We would appreciate if you would disseminate this information to your members We are very hopeful this will become an annual event but a successful first year is needed to ensure this The web site www thenewyorkwow com has all the information on workshops faculty site hotel accommodations etc Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information Beverly and Gerri Nostro www thenewyorkwow com Email THENEWYORKWOW AOL COM Kathleen Dustin is teaching a workshop Translucent Techniques to be held Oct 13 14 at Wingdoodle in Warner NH THE WORKSHOP WILL TAKE PLACE There are still some openings left When we have 15 people signed up we will start a waiting list Check our web site www wingdoodle com for all the details and see the link to Kathleen s web site and be inspired by her beautiful creations Call or email me with questions or your credit card to register kay wingdoodle com TThe New York Polymer Clay Guild will be sponsoring the following workshop Combining Colors with Confidence Textile Inspirations Two day workshop with Lindly Haunani for all skill levels Nov 3 4 2007 For More

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  • NaN August 07
    auctioned off on Amaco s website to raise money for Gilda s Club a cancer support group founded by Gene Wilder in honor of his wife Gilda Radner who died of ovarian cancer Welcome New Members Sally Julian from Coventry RI Christy Sherman s mom Gilda Espin from Seymour Travelling Exhibit August North Bridgeport Library September East Haven Library October North Haven Library Classes Diane Villano will be teaching the following classes August 19 and 26 2007 10 00 12 00 Starfish Pendant Michael s North Haven CT 40 00 plus materials September 16 2007 2 00 5 00 Christmas Candy Beads Bead Bazaar Holiday Inn North Haven CT details http worknotes com CT Statewide TheCTBeadSociety ap1 stm October 18 07 Bottles of Hope Workshop at Art Fest to Nurture the Soul Cromwell CT 3 00 6 00 free to conference attendees More info at www artfest4thesoul com November 16 2007 10 00 5 00 Balinese Allure Necklace Bead and Art Glass Fest Orlando FL 140 00 Kit fee 25 00 November 17 2007 10 00 5 00 Miniature Journal Pendants Bead and Art Glass Fest Orlando FL 140 00 Kit fee 25 Details available at www beadandartglassfest com Debbie Goodrow taught a BoH class to a group of women lead by Jackie McGraw in New Haven They will be continuing making BoH in their own time Lynne is teaching her 8 From 1 Intensive Flower Caning Workshop in Chester CT on August 18 19 at Marilyn Malcarne s studio space The cost is 150 plus 5 materials fee If you would like to sign up for one of the remaining couple of seats please contact Tricia Hamel at tjhamel peoplepc com Lynne will also be teaching in Schenectady NY on September 15 16 in Israel from October 8 24 and at the Bead House in Rhode Island on October 27 28 She will also have a table at the Pumpkin Festival in Seymour on Sept 23 A note from Lynne Just writing a short note to let you all know that I have not disappeared off the face of the earth I ve just had some scheduling conflicts and have not been able to make it to the meetings lately Last month I attended CHA in Chicago during the meeting weekend and this month I am teaching a class here in CT There are a whole bunch of things I can t wait to tell you about at the next meeting including the new Kato Concentrated Clay that has finally been produced and is now available If some of you remember I came up with this concept a year and a half ago and it s finally in production I am so excited that something I invented is now on the market I have a good supply of the Kato concentrates and will bring them to the meeting in September if anyone wants to see buy them From CHA I also have info about Studio by Sculpey clay I

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  • NaN June 07
    bottles each more are welcome of course We also need canes and cane ends for the BOH teaching box They don t need to be spectacular any canes you can donate would be much appreciated Announcements Guild Gallery Have you seen the new Gallery If you have any jpgs preferably not giant size files you would like included in our new gallery please email them to Libby libzoid at gmail dot com or Jenn dgthree at ducknrun dot com Congratulations Congratulations to all the Progress Possibilities 07 winners Pictures are available at NPCG Website We want to brag about the following winners who are SCPCG members Personal embellishments including jewelry buttons purses and anything wearable First place and Best of Show Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg Miniatures First place Michele Raffaele Second place Michele Raffaele Beads and bead sets any object or related sets that are pierced by a hole not finished jewelry First place Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg Great Work Travelling Exhibit July Killingworth Library August North Bridgeport Library September East Haven Library October North Haven Library Classes Diane Villano will be teaching the following classes October 18 07 Bottles of Hope Workshop at Art Fest to Nurture the Soul Cromwell CT 3 00 6 00 free to conference attendees More info at www artfest4thesoul com Lynne is teaching her 8 From 1 Intensive Flower Caning Workshop in Chester CT on August 18 19 at Marilyn Malcarne s studio space The cost is 150 plus 5 materials fee If you would like to sign up for one of the remaining couple of seats please contact Tricia Hamel at tjhamel peoplepc com Building Better Beads with Dan Cormier Tracy Holmes October 6th 7th at St Paul s in Wallingford Cost is 160 for SCPCG NYPCG and NPCG members Minutes MINUTES FROM THE JUNE

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  • NaN June 07
    and Janice Abarbanel NPCG org has some pictures and links about the competition and show Travelling Exhibit June Branford Library July Killingworth Library August North Bridgeport Library September East Haven Library October North Haven Library Classes Diane Villano will be teaching the following classes October 18 07 Bottles of Hope Workshop at Art Fest to Nurture the Soul Cromwell CT 3 00 6 00 free to conference attendees More info at www artfest4thesoul com Lynne is teaching her 8 From 1 Intensive Flower Caning Workshop in Chester CT on August 18 19 at Marilyn Malcarne s studio space The cost is 150 plus 5 materials fee If you would like to sign up for one of the remaining couple of seats please contact Tricia Hamel at tjhamel peoplepc com Building Better Beads with Dan Cormier Tracy Holmes October 6th 7th at St Paul s in Wallingford Cost is 160 for SCPCG NYPCG and NPCG members Minutes SCPCG Meeting May 19 2007 We couldn t get into the Beach house so we met at the Sandpiper instead 15 members in attendance Meeting began with a demo by Lynn Schwarzenberg on photographing your work Future Demos June Loreen Resler Making Cutters July Karen Tenny TBA August Michelle Pini Hair Clips Guild Challenge Loreen Resler supplied the object for the next Guild challenge hinges This challenge is due at the July meeting Traveling Exhibit June Branford July Killingworth August North Bridgeport September East Haven October North Haven Upcoming classes Diane Villano June 8th Contemporary Jewelry Inspired by Ethnic Art Oaxacan Woodcarving Bead Button Conference Milwaukee WI 9 00 5 00 165 00 plus materials October 18th Bottles of Hope Workshop at Art Fest to Nurture the Soul Cromwell CT 3 00 6 00 free to attendees More info at www artfest4thesoul com Lynn

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  • NaNMay07
    Bottles of Hope Workshop at Art Fest to Nurture the Soul Cromwell CT 3 00 6 00 free to conference attendees More info at www artfest4thesoul com Lynne is teaching in Orlando in June Baltimore in August Israel and Rhode Island in October and Houston in November Minutes SCPCG Meeting April 21 2007 13 members in attendance Meeting began with a demo by Diane Villano Mica Magic Discussion about SCPCG Library who has items out what magazines we should subscribe to Ornament was requested and what other items people would like to see in the library Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelry by Sherri Haab was suggested Recap of the Clay Weekend at St Paul s on March 3rd and 4th Discussion of the SCPCG class coming up Libby Mills is in contact with Tracy Holmes and Dan Cormier about doing the Better Beads workshop in the fall October 6th and 7th Details are being worked out Libby made a motion that we donate a spot at the workshop as a raffle item at Klay Karma in order to generate more interest within the Massachusetts guild Motion was approved A Clay Day was proposed for June St Paul s has been reserved for June 9th Bottles of Hope are needed and a request was made that members make them and bring them in to be distributed Deb Goodrow agreed to look in to getting bottles directly from the manufacturers BOH now has a contact in Europe Netherlands Raffle Chain item was donated by Judy DeCaro a covered pen and pencil set Libby Mills won the raffle and will donate an item in June Discussion about marketing your craft work Brookfield Art Center has a class Also the Art Business Institute ABI gives seminars on this topic Artripeneur blogspot com is

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