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!