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July, 2000
Meeting Date: July 15, 2000

Attendees: Emily, Bonnie, Diane, Paula, Christine P., Amy, Yoshiko, Maureen and Gail

Polymer Clay News

The summer has been fairly quiet as people enjoy vacations and prepare for craft shows.
Christine Pollina attended the NH polymer clay Guild meeting. The NH Guild is discussing the possibility of hosting a regional New England Clay weekend. While further discussions will continue at the NH Guild's September meeting, anyone who is interested in assisting the NH Guild in this effort should contact Christine at christine_pollina@yahoo.com Your interest and/or involvement is appreciated. The more interest expressed by each New England Guild, the more the clay weekend becomes a regional event.
Maureen informed us that BeadAffaire would be held on Saturday, October 21 in Watertown. Polymer Clay beads might be scarce at this event. If you are interested in selling beads, contact Maureen for more information, maureenmo3@aol.com Paula Lewis has applications for vendors. Contact Paula at FobiDough@aol.com


Next Meeting:

Our next meeting is on Saturday, August 19 from 10-12:30. Cassie Doyon is scheduled to provide a demonstration on "Hanging Woven Baskets."

Future Meetings:

All meeting dates are tentative, pending library approval. Please note the early meeting times for summer meetings. Fall meetings return to the regularly scheduled time. All winter meeting dates are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Use your best judgement.

Saturday, September 16, 2000, 12:30 - 2:30
Saturday, October 21, 2000, 12:30 - 2:30 This date may change due to the BeadAffaire in Watertown.
Saturday, November 11, 2000, 12:30 - 2:30

Web Sites

Looking to purchase scrap clay or cane ends? Check out this web site:

Here is the correct URL for Dianne Cooke's web site. Diane sells textured plates, Buna cord, clear tubing, bead rollers, pearl-ex powders, powdered pearls and much more.


Swaps, Show and Tell

Amy shared a Marie Segal wish bottle pendant that she won in an eBay auction.
Diane shared her black and white cane heart shaped earrings.
Emily reported that a new wire work book has been published, Wonderful Wire Works

Guild Swaps

Theme: Mokume Gane

Format: Beads

Requirements: 15 beads. The beads should be no larger than one square inch and no smaller than ¾ inch. The shape and design are your choice, but the bead must meet the size requirements. All beads must be ready for stringing.

Due Date: Next guild meeting, Saturday, August 19.

Please put the beads in a baggie and include your name. If you are unable to make the next meeting, you may send your beads to me. Please include money or stamps for return postage.

One or two beads will go toward the guild bead strand. If you have any questions, please email me.


Polymer Clay Classes

Tentative October 14. A polymer clay class with Elise Winters, sponsored by the NH Guild, is tentatively scheduled for this date. More information will be provided as soon as we hear about it.
November 11-12, Working with Precious Metal Clay, Linda Kaye-Moses, Worcester Center for Crafts, www.worcestercraftcenter.org

Upcoming Craft Shows

October 7-9, Paradise city arts Festival, Northampton, MA. Saturday and Sunday 10-6, Monday 10-5, www.paradise-city.com
October 21, BeadAffaire, Watertown, MA.

Other Guild Meetings

Southern New Hampshire Polymer Clay Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 - 9:30pm at the Peterboro Craft Center, Peterboro, NH. Contact Betty Abdu, 603-774-0011 or badu@Lr.net.
Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild meets the third Saturday of each month, except December, at The Rock Garden, Branford, CT. Contact Diane Villano, 203-467-7090 or DianeVillano@yale.edu. Web site: http://members.home.net/melanctha
Rhode Island Polymer Clay Guild meets the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:30 4:30. Each meeting is a clay day! Locations currently vary. Contact Sandy at smbeaudry@ids.net or Antoinetta at aphilibert@netzero.net for more information.