Arlene Groch, AKA The Deerclayer is also the founder and main force behind Clayathon which just celebrated its 10th year. Philly Guild Cheerleader Sarah Sorlien asked the attendees to make animals covered with houndstooth canes and put them on Arlene’s workspace when she wasn’t looking. As Arlene tried to figure out who left a figurine, another one would appear. Finally, we got together and had a ceremony where Arlene was formally declared The Deerclayer and crowned with a deerstalker hat.
Enjoy the pictures!
Dear PAPCG Members,
I will be exhibiting this weekend in Morristown, New Jersey and the next weekend in my home studio in Brooklyn. Also, I am announcing a class in my home studio in January.
Holiday Craft, Morristown NJ
Morristown Armory on Western Avenue in Morris County, NJ. Free parking and full handicap access.
Friday, November 30 from 4pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 1 from 10am to 6pm
Sunday, December 2 from 11am to 5
Admission is $7
If you’d like One Dollar off admission, please go to Artrider!
Home Studio Sale!!!
419 Sixth St between 6th and 7th Aves, up the stoop
Brooklyn NY 11215
My phone number is 917 797 3226
Have a glass of wine. Everything is 15% off! Lots of stuff with higher discounts.
Wednesday, Dec 4th 4- 8PM
Friday, Dec 6th, 4 – 8PM
Saturday, Dec 7th, 1 – 8PM
Sunday, Dec 8th, 1 – 8PM
January Polymer Class
Tuesday evenings from 6 – 9PM at my home studio in Brooklyn.
January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.
We will be doing Sculpture, Silk Screening and Jewelry.
If you’d like to reserve a spot, just send me a check for a 50% deposit.
My address is above.
In 2013 my first show is at the ACC Baltimore Craft show, February 22, 23, and 24. I hope to see some of you at one of these events.
This class is being offered by Doreen and will be held in her studio in Hopewell, NJ. The class size is limited to 10 people. Contact Doreen at DoreenKassel@gmail.com for more information or to register.
Doreen Kassel, this past April’s guest artist, would like the Guild to know she will be teaching at Gwen Gibson’s La Cascade in Durfort, France in July 2013. For those of you who did not have the opportunity to meet Doreen in April, she lives and works in nearby Hopewell, New Jersey. She began her career creating creatures for children’s books. Some of her many clients include National Geographic, Unicef, the Smithsonian, HBO, People Magazine and Newsweek. Visit Doreen’s Website
for more information.
Masquerade Parade by Doreen Kassel
More pics of our many donations. Some are new and some mentioned in earlier posts. Also a big thank you to Eileen Cressman-Reeder for her donation of an amazing sculptured teapot and to Lesley Gevins for her beautiful handcrafted wicker vase.
PAPCG members continue to support the Annual Fundraiser with their donations. Denise Pettit is giving an Art Woman T-Shirt, Arlene Finocchiaro, a garden sculpture, glass beads, pin and necklace, Sherman Oberson, a necklace by Melanie West, Barbara Egnor is supplying Premo and an amalgram carrier tool, Pat Eisele, two Dayle Doroshow and a Lisa Pavelka DVDs, and Ann Tolman is adding two strands of glass beads and abalone to the prizes that will be available at the Fundraiser on May 20. These are in addition to the items already contributed by members Gladys Higgins, Perrie Layton, and Emily Squires Levine. Thanks to all members who have contributed. If you would like to donate (and have your name on the blog in BOLD letters) please contact Denise Pettit and bring your item to the next meeting. There are more vendor donations, too, and they will be listed on the blog soon.
As donations begin to stockpile at Denise Pettit’s home for the Guild’s Annual Showcase Fundraiser, Denise worries that her neighbors will nominate her for “Hoarders” the reality show on TLC. Here are some of the new contributions from vendors, members and artists.
Member/Artist donations: Eclectic Sprite from Christ Friesen of CF Studios and Snowman from Perrie Layton of Mortimer Inc
- Vendor contributions top left to bottom right: 3 gm jars of Pearl Ex powders from Jacquard, molds from Best Flexible Molds, Helen Breil Texture Sheets from Shades of Clay and Pardo Clay, paints and foils from Viva Decor.