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Mokume Gane in May; No Meeting in June

Sherman Oberson demonstrated some pretty cool ways to make Mokume Gane with alcohol inks at the May meeting.  Below are some examples including a candle holder  lit by the glow of Sherman’s cell phone flashlight.

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Sherman was kind enough to write up his tutorials for two versions of the technique which you may access below:

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Remember, there will be NO MEETING IN JUNE.  But we have some special things planned for next Fall, so stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn Mokume Gane with Alcohol Ink At Our May Meeting on Sunday

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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.

Sherman in a Landslide

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. 

 

 

 

 

March Meeting

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.

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Eileen Cressman-Reeder this Weekend!

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January Meeting

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Where: Sydney Hillman Apartments – Second floor past rec room in union hall

22 South 22nd street, Philadelphia Pa. 19119

When: Sunday January 22nd – 10am to 4pm

Cost: Free to members

* Note * in case of inclement weather we will send out a notice and update Facebook by 7:30am on the day of the meeting

Join fellow polymer artists and enthusiasts for a day of claying and fun. Bring some clay and basic tools and clay along .  

 

Guild member Sherman Oberson will be demoing how to make a steampunk inspired pen 

  

Don’t forget your show and tell !

 

Membership  – Join now 

We were able to keep the membership fee to the low price of $40.00. Being a member helps support the guild and gives you the benefit of access to Guest Artist meetings which are member only, it also gives you a first shot to sign up for a master class and a discount at Blue Santa Beads in Media.   

 

  

Flowers, Leaves and Snakes in October

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.  

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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.

REMEMBER

The October meeting site is Blue Santa Beads, 1165 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063

348sBlue 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.


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