Friday, July 6, 2018

Meeting Sunday

Our next meeting will begin at 2pm, on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Clay Times Art Center, Fernandina Beach, FL
Please contact us for additional information.

Our meetings are free and open to all levels of clay enthusiasts - students and beginners to professional clay artists. If you are not a Clay Network Member, but would like information about this meeting or information about Clay Network membership, please contact our Corresponding Secretary, at or you can find the Membership Form on our Facebook page (left side under the "Notes" tab)
You are invited to attend even if you are not yet a member!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

***North Beaches Art Walk Spring 2018***

Clay Network will be participating in the North Beaches Art Walk in Neptune Beach, FL for the spring session.  The event is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month (April 19, May 17, June 21).  If you are a member and would like to participate, let us know and we will share the details.  This is a great sales opportunity.

Dana Drake of Om Pottery at March 11, 2018 meeting

Textured rollers and stencil making
(Clay Network Meeting 3/11/2018 hosted by Dana Drake of Om Pottery)

  • choose various sizes of 1/2” smoothed edged boards in the size of the dish that you would like to make, eg: 3” X 6”
  • on an 8.5 X 11 inch piece of paper, lay the board directly in the center and trace around the board
  • now fold the piece of paper in half, and then half again
  • the tracing of your board will be visible (a fourth of it) will then want to cut around the tracing of the board pattern to create a template (similar to making snowflake designs like we did when we were kids)
  • open the template and see that you now have a template to lay on your slab to cut out that will then fit your pre-selected board (texture if first)
  • roll texture onto your slab using textured roll pins (you can texture both sides)
  • place your textured slab onto a piece of foam...PRESS down on to your textured slab with the board into the foam and VOILA! You just made a beautiful dish!

Dana suggested the following sites for more information regarding texture rollers and such:

She recommends VanGilder’s textured block set, as well as the sponges