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!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Clay Network Bi-Monthly Meeting May 7, 2017

Clay Network Bi-Monthly Meeting
May 7, 2017 @ 2pm
Please join us for our bi-monthly meeting to be held at one of our member's home. Directions will be provided in separate email. 
Our meeting will kick off with the potluck "Meet and Eat" social hour @ 2pm. We'll try to keep it at about a half hour or so. This gives everyone a chance to get settled, grab a bite, and socialize a bit. Please consider bringing a dish and a friend to share!

We are fortunate to have so many very talented members within this organization. Vina Schemer fits this bill. She is an accomplished potter and photographer. Vina will demonstrate how to photograph your work using various tools, including the use of a mobile phone, to enhance the quality of your images. A simple, homemade photo booth will also be available for use. Bring a pot or 2 to test out your new found skills.

The general meeting will follow the hands-on workshop.

We will have a raffle for a clay related item or don't want to miss this!

We'll also have the ever popular "Share-a-Tip" round robin. Bring your favorite tips to share.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting!

Until then.....

(message the secretary for directions to the meeting)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Clay Network Meeting, March 12, 2017

We had a great meeting at the Murray Hills Art Center in Jacksonville.  The workshop was a huge success with everyone busy glazing and experimenting with Mike Lalone's crawl glaze, as well as those provided by Sandy Woolley from her studio.  Here are some photos from the workshop and meeting.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Clay Network Meeting Jan. 8, 2017

Here are a few pictures from our first meeting of the year that was held at Atlantic Pottery Supply! Sandy and Christie demonstrated stamp making using foam, silicon, and found items.  Lots of useful information.  Everyone had a great time!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The next meeting will be held at the Art League of Jacksonville's Murray Hill Art Center. The address is:
4327 Kerle Street
Jacksonville, FL 

We meet March 12th, and we will begin at 2pm.

Patti Moss and several of her instructors will be on hand to provide a brief tour and answer questions, etc.

Our hands-on program will be taken from Mike Lalone's Tips and Tricks workshop. We'll be demonstrating his technique of combining underglazes with his cone 6 texture (crawl). Members are encouraged to bring a cone 6 bisqued piece. We will have small pieces available for those that didn't bring bisque, but want to try it. We'll have underglazes, the ^6 texture glaze and copies of Mike's ^6 glaze recipes available for our members.

Our meetings also include a business meeting, fellowship time, and a potluck meal!    

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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