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Join us for our May Meeting. Sherman Oberson will be doing a demo on Translucent Mokume Gane using alcohol inks.
Where: Sydney Hillman Apartments – Second floor past rec room in union hall
22 South 22nd street, Philadelphia Pa. 19119
When: Sunday May 21st – 10am to 4pm
Cost: Free to members
Join fellow polymer artists and enthusiasts for a day of claying and fun. Bring some clay and basic tools and clay along .
Sherman Oberson will be demoing how to make translucent mokume gane using alcohol inks. If you’d like to follow along bring 2-4 oz. of translucent clay, gold or silver leaf, alcohol inks and a glass form to cover and try this technique yourself.
There is a good chance someone else will demo as well.
Don’t forget your show and tell.
The Philadelphia Guild’s very own Sherman Oberson recently became President of the American Regional Board of the International Polymer Clay Association. Congratulations Sherman! Sherman is also President of our local guild and one of the forces behind Clayathon which had a record 80+ attendees this year. When he is not teaching polymer clay classes at one of the many art centers around Philadelphia, Sherman is busy consulting and designing for Penn State Industries who chose him to help them expand their marketing reach from wood crafts to polymer clay.
Sherman’s work is pretty spectacular too. To have a look, press here and here.
Here is a video Sherman made for Penn State Industries.
Our next meeting is March 19. Martha will show how she makes hollow beads and polymer-covered magnetic clasps and will provide a list of suppliers she uses. Bring magnetic clasps and two part mold making material if you want to try this technique yourself Martha will bring forms if anyone wants to try to make hollow beads.
This gallery contains 2 photos.
Want to get back to nature in October? Then come to the October meeting! Guild members Patty Pickup and Sherman Oberson attended the Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild Retreat where Jeanette Kandray showed how to build a cane and turn it into a snake.
Example from the Pittsburgh Guild’s Blog
Sherman will demonstrate his version Jeanette’s cane at the October 16 meeting and will show how to use it to make leaves, dimensional flowers and snakes. If you were wondering what you could make as a contribution to Into The Forest, come to the meeting where you’re sure to be inspired.
The October meeting site is Blue Santa Beads, 1165 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063
Blue Santa owner Sara Caldwell kindly volunteered her wonderful shop for our next two meetings. There is a great work room to meet in and Sarah will be offering our members a discount on her products. Blue Santa is stocked with a wide range of beads, polymer supplies and much more. The shop has a parking lot parking and is easy to get to by car or public transit. Get directions here.
Please note that we have gone back to membership instead of a pay per meeting system. For the low price of $40 a year, you’ll get all the benefits of membership.For more information, click here.
We made elements for the Into The Forest worldwide collaboration. Emily gave us plenty of ideas for making leaves, mushrooms and other woodsy stuff suitable for use in the installation. Thank you Polyform for supplying us with the clay and thank you Sara Caldwell of Blue Santa Beads for supplying us with a great meeting space.
Enjoy the pictures! Click on the image below to go to our Flickr page.