Thursday, December 12, 2013

December 7 Christmas Luncheon

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Good food and great company were in abundance on Saturday, December 7 for the Vancouver Polymer Clay Guild’s annual Christmas celebration.
L to R-Group gift exchange, Gail and Grace, April, Eileen

 Our gift exchange, usually an ornament, was not compulsory so not all attendees took part and some went home empty handed.

Ties done by April. Gifts for attendees or make a donation for the White Rock Women's Shelter.


The luminaries challenge was done by a few members and the variety of lighted votives etc. was interesting.

Nettonya's Ornament
Our Youngest and Very Talented Member Grace's Snowman Ornament

Nancy's Santa Ornament-Front and Rear

Lawrence's Ornament

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Our Party Challenge

Only a few days left to our annual Christmas Party. 
Our challenge again this year is “Luminaries”, any polymer clay object that will hold a votive candle. At this time of year as the days are shorter and darker it is always pleasant to view a candle, either real or the safer electronic votive available everywhere now.  The challenge is not compulsory but was lots of fun last year.

A few sample photos from last year’s challenge are:
1)Lawrence’s votive done with painted liquid clay.
2)Ellen’s cozy cottage lit from within.
3)Jem’s beautiful blue bowl holding her votive.
4)JoanTayler’s birds lit from within.

We look forward to seeing you at the clubhouse on Sat. December 7.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Great Day Of Claying

With the holiday season just around the corner our focus was on holiday canes. The idea was that perhaps these same canes could be used for making ornaments or gifts for our upcoming Christmas party on Dec. 7. There wasn’t a lot of variety as snowflakes seemed to be the choice of the day and most of us had headed to the same, or similar, U tube video or tutorial.

Nancy demonstrated her version of  2goodclaymates’  excellent  free snowflake tutorial while most attendees followed along step by step. I had already done Eugenia Topina’s  step by step U tube snowflake cane. It has turned out better than I thought after a final reducing. At first I thought it looked like a big spider-web. Instead I put the finishing touches on a round glass ornament I was working on.

It was great to have Cathy Gilbert and Shannon Hyland drive up from Seattle to attend and keep us up to date on their latest clay work.
Cathy's Snowflake cane-photo courtesy Cathy Gilbert

Cathy's Angel Ornament-photo courtesy Cathy Gilbert
Shannon at work.
Gail's Show and Tell
Our newest member Gail and her very talented granddaughter, Grace, were welcomed to their first meeting by all in attendance.

Phylis,Gail Grace and Cathy

 Ruth's show and tell was a number of her handwoven pine needle baskets with mostly polymer clay centers.
Ruth's Baskets with clay centers
Our next meeting is on Saturday, December  7 and is our annual Christmas party. The challenge, for those who wish to join in, is once again an illuminated item. Anything that will hold an electronic votive candle is acceptable. Also bring along your “show and tell items” and a PC gift in a plain brown wrapper for the anonymous gift exchange.
We are really looking forward to seeing members on December 7, our last get-together of 2013.