Friday, July 7, 2017

Clay Network Bi-Monthly Meeting Sunday, July 9, 2017

Please join us for our bi-monthly meeting to be held at Wild Ginger Pottery Studio following the Pam East Fine Metal Clay Workshop (sponsored by Clay Network). 

We would like to thank Sandy Woolley (Co-VP of Clay Network) for her generous support of our group and for sponsoring the meeting at her studio. 

Directions to Wild Ginger (@WildGingerPotteryStudio) will be provided in a separate email and are easily accessed via Google Maps, Waze, and Navigation. 
Our meeting will kick off with dessert, rather than a full potluck as this meeting dovetails with the Pam East workshop. We'll go directly into the general meeting at this time and then resume the workshop afterwards. 

We will have our Cool Tool raffle for an awesome pottery related item.

Our lending library will be available for members to "check out" resources for review and home use between meetings.

Consider inviting a friend to the meeting to share in the educational experience and cultivate the love of all things clay.

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting. Please let us know if you have any ideas for workshops, demos, gallery visits, field trips...anything! We want this organization to meet your needs. If you are interested in possibly taking the Pam East workshop message here on the page as there may be a few openings as of this writing.

Best Regards,

Cindy Ward

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Clay Network Bi-Monthly Meeting on May 7, 2017

Our meeting on Sunday, May 7, 2017 was a great success.  Members shared a meal, a friendship, and lively clay oriented conversation.  The workshop was conducted by Vina Schemer.  Vina is a very accomplished potter and educator who demonstrated techniques to photograph pieces using smart phones and a DIY lightbox.  Here are some photos highlighting the days activities.  Enjoy!

PS.  Here is a link for one example of making a DIY light box:

 Lisa Woodruff providing direction on assembling the light box.
 Vina at work at the demonstration

 The light box in action
 Smart phones have powerful cameras.  You don't need an expensive camera to have successful photos.
 The potluck is always full of delicious and homemade meals and snacks
 The light box

Monday, May 1, 2017


The Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society is having a sale on May 20, 2017 from 10-5. They have a building at 3733 Crown Point Rd. The booth rental for a 10x10 space is $30. Typically, the venue consists of gem related work and jewelry, but this year they have decided to open it up to other types of craft/art. If interested, the contact number is 904-553-9675 or email at Additionally, educational classes there including pmc, polymer clay, gem faceting, and jewelry making. This seems to be a nice opportunity to test the waters....grab a friend and go!