• Sue Hushin

January Meeting

Our meeting was a great success. We had so many members present it was wonderful!! We started the meeting congratulating Laura Roehl for having her turquoise ring as the banner for the Metal Clay & Mixed Media FB Group. For those of you on Facebook, go check it out!!

We also congratulated Kathy Citron for having her piece showing on the AMCAW page. Her beach pail pendant is so wonderful and whimsical.


Lisel reminded us that registration for MCAS has started. Be sure to register quickly if you want to attend. This is a very popular conference.

AMCAW’s next virtual guild meeting is January 18. Alexander Kraft will be the guest for this meeting. His metal clay group in Moscow is so innovative, this is sure to be a great meeting. AMCAW is having another challenge that they announced yesterday. It is called “Hidden Worlds”. The entry rules are on their website.

We had some discussion about mini mojo ideas. Eve suggested a presentation in iPhone photography. Laura suggested an artist friend of hers giving a presentation on design. We will talk more about mojo at the upcoming meetings.

We had show and tell with some beautiful pieces, again, we are a talented group!! While we were doing that, Lisel asked us who are favorite/least favorite instructor was. We went around the table and there was overwhelming faves for Lisel!!! Most of us started our jewelry journey with her. Most of us agreed that while some teachers aren’t the best, it’s more about technique and style. Some artists are just not good teachers and some teachers are not good artists was a phrase used in our chat. It was an interesting and informative discussion that gave us all some insight into teaching and our own likes and dislikes. Frankly, there weren’t many dislikes. The metal clay community is very generous, kind and talented.

Lisel and Sara gave demos on hinges. Lisel made her simple pin hinge in under 2 minutes. Some members videoed it and might share if you are interested. Sara made a beautiful ball hinge. She had a nice hand out that I’m sure she will share.

Lisel also shared some very cool roller plates from Green Stuff World. They are officially called Tube, Tentacle & Wire rollers. CoolTools will soon be selling them, but you can find them on Green Stuff’s website. The potential for making rings, bezels and of course, tentacles, is amazing.

Our next meeting is February 8. The theme is your favorite tool or other mixed media. Bring your item or items to the meeting so we can all see what we are up to!

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