Thursday, December 6, 2012

November 2012 Blog


Holiday Show:The "Clay Network Christmas-Holiday Show" will be held Dec 8, 2012 from 10am-5pm located at the Sydney McKenna Gallery 5 Inlet Pl St. Augustine Fl

Directions: Specific directions are available at www.sydneymckenna.com


Meeting was held at Marie’s home.
Library Displays: The Mandarin Library Display was a success. Thank you to Christie, Vina and Lisa P. Library displays for 2013 are in process of being finalized. The tentative list for 2013 is as follows:

 2013 – Volunteers for Coordinators are still needed at some venues:
February: Fleming Island-Mary M.
April: Regency – ? Marsha with help from Lisa W.
June: Beaches – Lisa W. – Lisa will confirm with the library.
August: Ponte Vedra – Sandy W.
October: Mandarin – Christie with help from Lisa P.
Empty Bowls: Clay Network will once again be participating in Empty Bowls. Thank you to those who donated a piece of pottery to this worthy cause.
T-Shirts: Lisa W. will once again be taking orders for Clay Network T-Shirts. The Network Logo will be the same as the previously ordered T-Shirts. The T-Shirts will be $20.00. There will be many colors available with one style “Traditional T-Shirt” available. The T-Shirt brand is Gilden. Lisa suggests looking for this brand in your closet to determine your size. A specific list of colors and instructions for ordering will be forthcoming.

Clay Network Christmas-Holiday Show

On display will be: Ceramic Sculptures, Ornamental and Functional Pottery as well as Clay Art

Visit the gallery and enjoy the grounds on the intracoastal waterway while you visit with the local artists!

Bring your friends and please send this reminder email to your contacts who are looking for great gifts for the holidays.

New Business:
New Membership Dues Policy:
The board announced a new dues policy for new members joining in the middle of the year. The policy is as follows: Any new member joining the organization, for the first time, will be given a discount if they join the organization July 1, or later. The discount will apply as follows: The discount will be ½ of the dues, single or couple when joining anytime July 1, or later. The only exception to this is when a person joins the organization at the November meeting and pays their dues for the following year at the time of the meeting. For these first time new members joining at the November meeting, the remainder of the current year will be gratis/free of charge, but will afford this individual full membership status for the remainder of the year. – Renew your dues now!

Election:  The following 2013 Slate of Officers was presented at the September 2012 meeting by the Nominating Committee, Belinda B. and Mary M.
President – Mary Ellen D.
Vice President – Marie M.
Treasurer – Julie C.
Secretary – Mary M.
Librarian – Sandy W.
The slate was unanimously elected by all members present.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 3:00pm and was followed by the following program and then our usual delicious potluck dinner and social time. Thank you Marie for your hospitality.
PROGRAM: Bamboo Brushes
Marie Mabry presented our program on how to make our own bamboo brushes. Following her demonstration, she also provided us with the opportunity to make our own brush!
What you will need:
1. Bamboo
2. Brush hair:  This is typically made with deer fur which you can find at fly fishing / fly tying outfitters. There is one such store located at 11702 Beach Blvd., Ste. 103, named Black Fly. This is located in the Strike Zone Plaza, 200 yards east of I-295 at the corner of Beechwood Dr. The fur generally sells for approximately $5.00 and will make several brushes. The fur from the “white tail” portion of the deer will make longer, finer brushes. Marie buys only the fur still attached to the hide/leather as this will make the process much easier.
3. Waxed dental floss
4. Water proof glue, such as Elmer’s Wood Glue
5. Embroidery Floss
6. Leather strip/string for the handle
Instructions:
1. Cut Bamboo to the desired brush length; make sure that each end is hollow.
2. Cut the fur to the desired length and width to fit in the bamboo hollow.
3. Roll fur; assuring that it will fit in the bamboo you have chosen.
4. Using the waxed floss, make a “hook shaped” loop where the end is left longer and free. Place this at the edge of the rolled fur. 
5. Wind the floss around the fur several times. Cut when finished leaving some extra. Put the end you have been winding through the loop and pull the free end of the loop that you left dangling. This will secure the floss.
6. Place a dab of glue in the bamboo hollow and place the tied fur in the hollow.
7. Use the embroidery floss to neatly wrap around the brush end of the bamboo using the aforementioned loop technique. Dab with a small amount of clear glue if desired. This floss will stop the bamboo from cracking, which is especially necessary when using green bamboo.
8. To make the handle, cut a small piece of leather to the desired length. Make a loop. Use a tiny piece of bamboo to push the leather ends into the bamboo hollow. Cut off the portion of the bamboo pusher that is still protruding from the brush. You may also put a tiny dab of glue in the bamboo hollow prior to inserting the leather loop, but this is generally not necessary.
Voila! One perfect brush, just the way you need it for your specific style of glazing and painting needs! 
Thank you Marie for sharing your expertise with us!






Friday, November 2, 2012

September 9, 2012

 REMINDER:The "Clay Network Christmas-Holiday Show" will be held Dec 8, 2012 from 10am-5pm located at the Sydney McKenna Gallery 5 Inlet Pl St. Augustine Fl

for map directions go to SydneyMckenna.com



Our September 2012 meeting was hosted by A.J. at Wild Ginger Studio in Green Cove Springs.

The Network continues to display at various Libraries around Northeast Florida. Our last display of the year is at the North Mandarin Library on Kori Rd.

Library displays will begin again in February. Please adhere to the following guidelines when packing your display items. Please do not use newspaper. Newspaper print is not only messy for the coordinators of the display, but can also be transferred to a white piece of pottery. Bubble wrap is preferred; however, any paper without ink is acceptable.
Please be sure your piece fits completely into the box in which you transport your piece on. The box should be able to close completely. Opened boxes are very difficult to transport, please avoid their use. Be sure to label your box with your name, and description of the piece(s) that are to go into that box. Continue to provide a business card for each piece you display as your pieces will most likely not be displayed together. Please be aware that new cards may be needed if your piece has been traveling with the library for awhile.

Clay Network will once again be participating in the Empty Bowls Program, scheduled for November 13, 2012. Please bring any pieces you wish to donate to the next meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting, you may also drop them your pieces off at Wild Ginger, Atlantic Pottery or Dixie Pottery in St Augustine or contact Mary M., the event coordinator.

Our Holiday Show will be at the McKenna Gallery on December 8, 2012. Be sure to tell all your friends to do their holiday shopping at the show. More detailed information to come.

Membership Tips, Tools, Techniques and Tidbits:

Vina suggested using Silica Sand (AKA Play Sand), available at hardware stores to use in place of stilts when firing flat pieces. Pour the sand on your kiln shelf and smooth out evenly before placing the piece in your kiln.
Be sure to remove all sand after use.

Lisa W. displayed plastic disposable cake/platter tray covers, available from grocery stores, as quick and easy, temporary covers for a piece. These generally come in round and rectangle forms.

PROGRAM:
Ron W. presented “Feeling the Potter’s Touch”
Ron is a master potter with over 50 years of pottery experience. He earned his BS and MS degrees Western Kentucky University. After graduating with his M.S., Ron established the Ceramics Program at FSCJ in 1968 where he worked for approximately 35 years until he retired.
Ron shared many stories from his experiences and workshops he attended nationally and internationally. His work is greatly influences by Japanese potter, Toshiko Takaezu, as well as potters Louis Snyder from Tennessee and Henry Lee who was at Ohio State University.
Ron’s philosophy is to make the surface treatment of a piece “HIS”.
Ron demonstrated throwing on the wheel as well as pinch pots and provided us with much information and tips as follows:

Clay: Clay with age has more plasticity and therefore is more workable:
Grog: Clay with more grog makes it easier to make bigger pieces. Many times, he wedges additional grog into his clay to establish the consistency he desires to work with.
Centering: Always use one firm hand and be sure to start and release with slow even pressure. (And Pray! )
Finger Use: Use fingers for forming thin, small pieces and knuckles for forming thicker and larger pieces.
Opening: Ron demonstrated his particular method of opening. He uses his thumb for smaller bowls and his palm for larger bowls.
S-Cracks: Will not only form if you do not compress the bottom of your piece, but will also form, if you do not trim properly.
Bottom rim: Be sure all you functional pieces have a rim as this rim acts as a shock absorber.
Bisque Fire: Ron believes that different clays require different temperatures of bisque firing. The clays he uses seem to work best at 07 firings.
Pinch Pot Exercise: Even though no two pinch pots are alike, a good practice exercise is to try to get the diameter and the height the same in many pinch pots. Another exercise is to see how thin you can get the walls and still have it stand up.
Pinch Pot Dimension: To get dimension in your pinch pot, keep the pot on its side while working. Keep the pads of your fingers on the side of the pot and work from the bottom to the top as you continue to turn the pot. It also helps to turn the top down a bit. Do NOT pinch hard!
Above all else: Keep It Simple!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 2012


July 16, 2012

Our July 2012 meeting was held at Rob’s house.

The Network continues to display at various Libraries around Northeast Florida. So look for these displays at the following libraries this year:

August - St. Augustine
October - Mandarin
Additionally, we are hoping to add more Libraries as the year progresses.

Clay Network will once again be participating in the Empty Bowls Program, scheduled for November 13, 2012. Mary M, has volunteered to coordinate this event. We will post more information shortly. In the mean time, start thinking of what you may want to donate to this worthy cause!

Membership Tips, Tools, Techniques and Tidbits:

Margaret brought Nylon Threads, cut in approximately 1 inch pieces, for anyone who was interested to take home. The use of thread makes clay stronger, allowing clay to stand up. To use, separate the threads, lay them out on a piece of clay and wedge them into the clay. You will need to cut the clay with sharp scissors once the nylon pieces are imbedded. Other such items to increase clay strength are paper and fiber glass. Paper is easier to wedge into the clay and fiberglass is harder and has other obvious draw backs.

Doug shared information on a product called “Fix-It” which he bought from Axner in Oviedo, Florida. He believes it works better than other products he has found such as Patch Attach. “Fix-It” joins greenware, bisque and glazed pieces. This product does not shrink like Patch Attach does which provides obvious advantages. To use, dampen both pieces, add a small amount of “Fix-It” and be sure to wipe off the extra. Cones 6 and 10 versions are available. This product is only available at Axner at their showroom or on-line store. The product is $7.95 for one pint. The one problem Doug has encountered with this product is that the product does appear to come through the glaze and leaves a rough texture; he suggests putting slip over the patch to avoid this.

Program: Rob presented the program entitled “Exhibiting Pottery”.

Proper display of pottery at a show will ensure that your skill and talent is reflected to its best possible advantage and attracts viewers and buyers. Rob points out that the type of show (i.e., Art show; street show; gallery, museum, etc) will dictate your available space and the style of display, however, there are several major points to consider when setting up your space in any venue.

1. Eye Level - It is best to set up your pieces at eye level. However, this is rarely achievable. When this is not possible, try to put your best pieces at eye level. Vina states this is especially important with the pieces you want to be judged. This piece(s) needs to be the show case of your display.
2. Obtain Interest - To ensure maximum visits to your booth, you need to grab judges and attendees interest with your booth from a distance. Pete Pinnel states that you need to start to CAPTURE INTEREST in your booth from as far as 25 feet. You then need to HOLD interest at 10 feet and OFFER A PEARL at 2 feet. Keep this in mind when designing and building your booth and displays.
3. Pay attention to line -The brain scans a horizontal line quickly, when a line is essentially flat, this signals disinterest and the eyes are ready to move elsewhere. However, when the horizon/line fluctuates at different heights or levels, the brain becomes challenged and engaged, engaging the viewer to seek out more information. Therefore you need to vary the height of your pieces as well as your overall display.
HORIZONTAL DISPLAY: Use a staggered horizontal line with pieces held at different angles.
VERTICAL DISPLAY: Use a staggered line, not having items stacked on top of each other
DISPLAY HEIGHTS: For practical purposes, taller items should be in the back and smaller in the front; however, this could prove boring and “flat”. Therefore, you need to vary the height of your pieces which may or may not be done with lifts/risers.
USE LIFTS/RISERS FOR YOUR PIECES: These can be in several forms, such as bricks; painted or cloth draped boxes; stair shaped boxes; glued Styrofoam boxes; painted concrete blocks; covered packing containers; kiln furniture; wall hangers/hooks; ceiling hangers; professional display/plate stands; home d├ęcor display/plate stands; etc. However, beware the “pretty” display stand, as you may end up having to give/sell the stand in order to sell your piece. Pedestals, both on the table
and on the floor can be used. Consider placing the floor pedestal in a bed
of rocks. In any event, make your pieces look “exclusive”.

When designing your “lift” boxes, consider making them nest within each other for easy transporting and/or making them functional to use for transporting your pieces.

4. Utilize space effectively- Avoid an overcrowded appearance by balancing your pieces and planning for negative spaces. This negative space will allow for the viewer’s eyes to come to a gentle stop and provide a focal point by creating open spaces on the table. Make good use of the display space you have and organize your display both vertically and horizontally.
5. Create patterns in your arrangement - The brain is primed to seek out patterns. While you need to avoid overcrowding, you may place pieces close together if you place the pottery in sets and arrange each set as a grouping on the table, leaving negative spaces between the sets. The arrangement can be by function, glaze color, size, etc. When arranged together, each set reads as one positive space. By leaving open negative spaces around each grouping, the display becomes attractive, interesting, and vibrant. Patterns or sets should be of opposite number or of an asymmetrical shape, as the eye looses interest with symmetry.
6. Carefully consider the background color- Color can make or break your display. If display is limited, it is best to limit the background color. Preferably use one neutral color which complements and highlights your pieces. Background colors generally come from your table covering and lift coverings as well as your shelves and tent. Keep this in mind when planning.
7. Keep the pottery as the center of attention- Accents; to use or not use? In general, embellishments will distract from the power of your pottery. You want the customer or the judge to remember your pottery, not the display. However, some people can use some accents, without detracting from their works. Such accents may include flowers, plants, rocks, fired clay, glass beads, utensils, wine bottles,
etc. Use minimally and sparingly and only if it brings the eye to your pottery. Different colored pieces of material may also be used as an accent to separate unlike pieces, most likely not detracting from your pottery if the color of the material is coordinated.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:

Dedicated Show Booths: Plan your display booth on a 10x 10 space. There should be a combination of shelves, pedestals and possibly tables with risers and/or shelves. Your overall booth space should be harmonious with all the display units and your pottery pieces. If your shelves are different levels and shapes, you may be able to just use shelves. If you want your customers to touch and handle your pieces, you need to display your pieces in a manner which will encourage this.

Doug suggested anchoring the corners of your booth with large pieces or display units and bring the center displays down lower.

Some resources for booth displays include:
1. Wooden shelves are popular as ceramic pieces go well with wood. Instead of buying ready-made shelving units, build the shelves yourself to fit both the size of the space and the sizes of the pieces you intend to display. Be creative in the way you build the shelves. Create varying size compartments to specifically fit your pieces while staggering both the horizontal and vertical lines at the same time.
2. A-Frame shelves-from lattice shutters were described.
3. Ready made display cases
4. Tables with risers/shelves
5. Blocks and Boards
6. Ladder-Shaped Shelves – Buy or Build the ladders out of wood. Instead of the rungs of the ladder, use wooden boards as shelves to exhibit your pottery pieces on. Make sure the wooden boards are secured to the braces of the ladder, so your pottery pieces are safe.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 2012


Our May 2012 meeting was held at Vina’s house.

The success of our 4th Annual Ceramics in the Garden Show was our hot topic of discussion. The Network greatly appreciates all members who participated with a special Thank you to Rob, Christie, Jerry, Marsha and Mary for their above and beyond contributions. We learned many things at this years show that will make future shows even better. Our next Garden in the Ceramics Show is scheduled for December 8, 2012. Mark you calendars now!

The Network continues to display at various Libraries around Northeast Florida. So look for these displays at the following libraries this year:

June - The Beaches
August - St. Augustine
October - Mandarin
Additionally, we are hoping to add more Libraries as the year progresses.

No specific Tips, Tools, Techniques or Tidbits were brought to the meeting today. However, Christie shared pictures of a fascinating display of pottery and glass which she admired at a Museum in Arizona.


Program
Our presentation was by Vina who presented a program entitled “Colored Slip Decoration on Clay Tiles”.
Vina made her colored slip by crushing old clay with a rolling pin. The old dry clay in the instance was Phoenix “buff”. She used 100 grams of this clay and added 10-15% /grams of mason stain to achieve color. These dry materials were mixed together than sieved. Water was then added to a consistency that would allow flow through a bottle with a tip applicator. (Vina recycle’s hair color bottles for this purpose.) The slip is then applied to absorbent paper in the desired design. (Newspaper with or without the print as well as coloring books complete with designs work great for this purpose.) One must be remember that you need to work in reverse while putting on your different layers of colored slip. The paper with the slip design is then placed on clay that is a little softer than leather hard if the piece is finished or possibly softer if the piece is still yet to be formed. Once the paper has been place on the clay, the paper is then rolled onto the clay. After the clay has had time to absorb the slip, the paper can then be carefully removed. Be sure to check for adequate adhesion as you are slowly peeling away the paper. The advantage to placing the slip on paper and not directly on the clay is that the slip design is flat as opposed to dimensional. The ware is then bisque fired. Clear glaze, colored glazes or their combination are then painted on to coordinate with the colored slip. Vina used Amaco’s Potter’s Choice Glazes for her and her student’s samples. Vina then provided tiles and various colors of slip for everyone to try their hand at this technique which could then be taken home. Thank you Vina for not only sharing your expertise but for also hosting the meeting. Everyone enjoyed seeing your fabulous art collections!






Tuesday, April 17, 2012

March 2012

Our March 2012 meeting was hosted by Doug and Patty at their Dixie Pottery Studio.

The 4th Annual Ceramics in the Garden Show is April 14, 2012 with details available earlier in this Blog.

The Network continues to display at various Libraries around Northeast Florida. So look for these displays at the
following libraries this year:
June - The Beaches
August - St. Augustine
October - Mandarin
Additionally, we are hoping to add more Libraries as the year progresses.

One of the many benefits of Clay Network Membership is the ability to rent our tent to use in your personal
shows. The tent rental fee is $35 for a 3 day rental.

An exciting new meeting agenda item has been added to all of our meetings, entitled Membership Tips, Tools, Techniques and Tidbits: Here is what we learned this month and another reason not to miss a meeting!



Telescoping Sponge: Using a rubber band, attach a sponge to a telescoping magnet, to have the
perfect length sponge available at you finger tips. These telescoping magnets can be found any auto part
store and many hardware stores.



Level: Bubble levels, also available at hardware stores, are a must for a potter’s tool kit. However, these
are sometimes to small, the small plastic levels work great for larger needs as well as any leveling APP,
available for your smart phone.



Corks that fit!: Ever been frustrated by trying to cut a cork down to size? Try this instead: Put your cork in
boiling water, allowing it to thoroughly soak up the water. This wet cork will now be able it to be pushed
into a smaller bottle and once the cork has dried; it will retain the size and shape. No cutting necessary!

Our program was given by Doug from Dixie Pottery who presented a wheel throwing and altering demonstration. We watched Doug throw a beautiful collared vase starting with 6 pounds of clay. As he was throwing, he provided many valuable tips and suggestions:
• Place a mirror on a 2x4 piece of wood attached to the front of your wheel table. This not only
allows you to watch your throwing technique and the profile of your pot but will also assist in
limiting back strain.
• No trimming chuck? Try using a recently made pot for a chuck.
• Use your knuckle when throwing larger forms and amounts of clay.
• When coning and collaring in your forms, be sure to keep an upward pressure on the clay.
Speeding up the wheel as you are collaring also helps.

When altering a pot, Doug likes to add lines with interest using ribs at the wet stage. At a drier stage, Doug
completely covered his pot with slip. He then utilized different length strips of clay made from a slab and placed them in interesting patterns on the pot. Additionally, Doug believes it is OK to have a “thick” pot as long as the entire pot is well balanced. The result was beautiful! Thank you Doug for sharing your skill and expertise!



Our next meeting is in May. The date has changed to Sunday, May 6, 2012 due to Mother’s Day. The meeting will be at Vina's studio where everyone will try their hand at colored slip decoration on a small clay tile which you will get to take home! If you would like to join us, email our secretary at claynetwork.com@gmail.com for directions.

Our meetings are open to all. If you are not a Clay Network Member, but would like to attend this meeting, and need directions or other information, please contact our secretary, Lisa, at ClayNetwork.com@gmail.com

Saturday, February 18, 2012

January's Meeting

Our first meeting of the New Year was held at Marsha’s. We thanked the outgoing board and welcomed the incoming board members.

Our library has expanded with many new titles for our members to peruse. With so many new books, we will be archiving a few titles, which may still be checked out upon request. Be on the look out for more details….

The Clay Network is very pleased to be sponsoring Jerry with his annual “Ceramics in the Garden” sale and show. This is an opportunity for potters to sell their art and others to browse and purchase beautiful pottery in a gorgeous garden setting. The show is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2012, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jerry. If you are not planning on participating, please bring your friends and stop by to admire your fellow potter’s art as well as Jerry’s beautiful garden!
 
The Network will be displaying at various Libraries around Northeast Florida. So look for these displays at the following libraries this year:
February - Fleming Island
April - Regency
June - The Beaches
August - St. Augustine
October - Mandarin


Marsha presented our January program in which she showed us how to add beautiful texture to both thrown and hand built pieces by using a “church key” (a.k.a. – can opener). She suggests adding this texture in the stiff leather hard stage and to use a rocking motion to achieve the best imprint. It is important to start planning for the last imprint, approximately 4-5 marks prior to the end when embossing a cylinder. It is necessary to reset your rim after such intense embossing; this is easily achieved by using a collared-in bisque pottery piece. Thank you Marcia for sharing your knowledge and expertise with us!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Winding up 2011, we had our final meeting at Christie’s.

Again this year Clay Network supported the Empty Bowls project benefiting the First Harvest. The event was held Nov. 15 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Members contributed many items for the general sale and six items for the silent auction generating over $1000 to Empty Bowls – that’s double last years amount. Great Job Everyone!!!

We elected our officers for 2012 and started planning for an exciting and eventful year.

Again this year we will be displaying at various Libraries around Northeast Florida. So look for these displays at the following libraries this year:

February - Fleming Island
April - Regency
June - The Beaches
August - St. Augustine
October - Mandarin
We also plan, once again, to sponsor Jerry’s “Ceramics in the Garden” sale and show in St Augustine in April. If you missed this show last year, you missed an opportunity to see 14 potters with their art in a gorgeous garden setting on one of the most beautiful days of last spring. This year promises to be even better, so watch for details.
Christie presented our final program of the year sharing a variety of extruder and decorating techniques she learned at a recent workshop at Arrowmont. Some of the things she shared/demonstrated were:
  • Use a credit card to cut a die for a hand held extruder
  • Using latex to mask areas, you need to lay it on rather than brush like painting
  • Stack razors with cardboard in between and glue together. Use this to cut thin slits in a slab, then stretch then out by throwing at an angle onto the board below
  • Tyveck (which is a vapor barrier used in construction) can be cut or burned with a woodworking tool to make a stencil for decorating. You can fix a tear or slip of the cutting tool with rubber cement.
Thank you Christie for a very informative program!
Winding up 2011, we had our final meeting at Christie’s.

Again this year Clay Network supported the Empty Bowls project benefiting the First Harvest. The event was held Nov. 15 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Members contributed many items for the general sale and six items for the silent auction generating over $1000 to Empty Bowls – that’s double last years amount. Great Job Everyone!!!

We elected our officers for 2012 and started planning for an exciting and eventful year.

Again this year we will be displaying at various Libraries around Northeast Florida. So look for these displays at the following libraries this year:

February - Fleming Island
April - Regency
June - The Beaches
August - St. Augustine
October - Mandarin
We also plan, once again, to sponsor Jerry’s “Ceramics in the Garden” sale and show in St Augustine in April. If you missed this show last year, you missed an opportunity to see 14 potters with their art in a gorgeous garden setting on one of the most beautiful days of last spring. This year promises to be even better, so watch for details.
Christie presented our final program of the year sharing a variety of extruder and decorating techniques she learned at a recent workshop at Arrowmont. Some of the things she shared/demonstrated were:
  • Use a credit card to cut a die for a hand held extruder
  • nnnn tttt on rather than brush like painting
  • Stack razors with cardboard in between and glue together. Use this to cut thin slits in a slab, then stretch then out by throwing at an angle onto the board below
  • Tyveck (which is a vapor barrier used in construction) can be cut or burned with a woodworking tool to make a stencil for decorating. You can fix a tear or slip of the cutting tool with rubber cement.
Thank you Christie for a very informative program!