Hi Everyone...
Welcome to MPCG 2011. This is where you will come to get all the information you need to attend our seventh annual Polymer Clay Gathering held here in Morrisburg Ont. from Thurs. April 07 to Sun. April 10.. Here you will find registration and hotel information as well as demo descriptions, schedules and material lists. Be patient with us, we are just getting started!
You can also come here and post any questions or queries you may have.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

MPCG12- what to bring (2)

Hi everyone,

This email completes the demo requirements. Plus you will find the basic clayers kit and also optional stuff to bring.

Sandy had another demo to offer us instead of the cane one and we agreed with this. In other words, forget about the cane demo in the last letter and think of this one.

Sandy Willis:

“Magic Glow Lentil Bead” - suitable for earrings, rings, focal beads, it's all up to your imagination.

* Basic clay kit (see below)
Clay in your choice of colours

Circle cutters ranging from about 1/2 inch to 2 inches - or other shapes, too if you want.

1 inch (or thereabouts) marble or small light bulb. We will also use the lightbulb from Barbara Colautti's class which is a bit bigger.

Silver or gold leaf foil, the kind that comes between the sheets of tissue paper.

Faceted rondelle or donut crystal beads (1, 2, or 3) in your choice of colour. I will have plenty to spare and will show you how to dye the clear ones. I bought mine at Dollarama in the bracelet section. The sparklier the better.
Earring findings or ring findings if you would like
Head pins, as many as beads as you're going to make. The prettiest are the ball head pins.
If you're using the clear crystal rondelles and want to dye them, a touch of pinata ink in your choice of colour. I am willing to share mine. Also a dab of Future Floor Polish, which I will also share.
If you want to decorate the back of the bead, bring Pearlex, textures, canes, etc. It's not required though.

And Sandy added this:
I've been experimenting this afternoon and it turns out that the marble is really the best shape for the tutorial.

I also went to a different dollar store and was able to pick up lots of the donut rondelles so unless you find some colours that really speak to you, don't worry about it. I probably have > 100 crystal beads and don't mind sharing.

I'd say the marble is the more critical. I used to have lots, but can only find two, so if others have any, please bring some to share.

Silver foil seems to work a bit better than gold foil. But both work fine.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Georgia’s demo:

Georgia Ferrell

“Painting with Polymer”

for my demo making one only truly needs ones basic clay kit and favorite colors. i will provide some other parts so i guess you could just say basic clay kit. fav tools and colors. nothing special is required. well, a tile would be very nice to build on so that it can be baked without disturbing the work. easier i think if everyone can bring at least one 4 x 4 flat smooth tile.

The basic clayer's kit

Clay of your choice,
pasta machine (no motor),
work surface,
tissue blade,
knife or scraper,
wet/dry sand paper,
note taking and drawing materials,
index cards,
paper towels,
texturing materials,
modeling tools such as knitting needles or what you like to use,
piercing tools,
x-acto knife,
mould release,
More optional stuff to bring:

LIBRARY: once again we ask for your cooperation for the reading table; we all like to read and if you have any magazines or books of interest, please bring them along. They don’t necessarily need to be clay related: anything to inspire will do the trick. Please mark the books/magazines you bring so that they can be returned to you.

TABLE DE JUNQUE: how about making a special effort for the table. In this time of recycling, take a good look at all your clay related tools/supplies. There are a lot of things that you don’t use and won’t use. Why don’t you give them to someone who will? We can’t think of a better way of sharing. We all have stuff lying around begging to be used…by someone else!! Think about it. There are always little treasures to be found on that table.

SHOP HAWK AND GAWK: if you have anything to show and tell we would be happy to see it (doesn’t have to be for sale). Just bring anything you are proud of or maybe things you want input on. And if you have stuff to sell, we will set up a table like in the years past.
Mark each item with your name and price.
You are responsible for the sale (i.e. receipt, taking cash,
packaging etc).
We will have an area assigned, but if you have special display requirements, please bring them.

CANES: Do you have canes that are never-ending? Why don’t you bring them along to exchange? that way, you will have a greater variety of canes to work with. The more canes, the merrier. This has worked well in the last four years and we want to do it again this year.

BEADS: Do you want to swap beads?, bring some with you to exchange. And don’t forget Line’s request (with her demo in the last message).

THE UNFINISHED PROJECT:Do you have an unfinished project that you will never finish? How about "donating" it so someone else can do what they like with it.

If you have any more ideas you want to share, please go right ahead.

Once again, we are anticipating a super weekend of learning, laughter and lots of claying. Don’t forget to bring your smile and energy because we plan to have some fun.

You will be receiving driving directions and phone numbers etc. closer to the date.


Margi and Vio

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