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March 31st Play Day

Bottles of Hope logoMarch has 5 Saturdays… and that means it’s time for a 5th Saturday Play Day!

While our play days don’t have a specific project or teacher, a few members are planning on making Bottles of Hope during this meeting. The Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild started donating small glass medicine bottles covered with clay to cancer patients as a symbol of hope. The “bottles of hope” idea caught on, and clay artists and guilds from around the country have joined in. Amaco (makers of Fimo clay) is sponsoring a Bottles of Hope Designer Challenge to help create awareness of the project. Entries are due May 1st.

Whether you’re interested in making your own Bottle of Hope, or you just want to come work on your own clay project, we hope you’ll join us. Here’s the details:

  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2007, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Hobby Lobby at I-40 and MacArthur, 6104 West Reno, Oklahoma City, OK. (The classroom is in the very back of the store.)
  • What to Bring:
    • Clay. Note: If you’re planning on entering Amaco’s contest, their rules require you to use Fimo clay. Both Michael’s and Hobby Lobby have their clay on sale this week, if you need to get some.
    • Any clay tools, embellishments, etc. you need. If you’re making Bottles of Hope, you might want to bring glue for adhering the clay to the bottles.
    • Ideas. We’ll be talking about future meeting topics, so think about project you’ve wanted to try or techniques you’ve been wanting to learn.

Penni Jo has offered to share some of her extra bottles with folks who don’t have any. We will have a couple of toaster ovens and at least one pasta machine.

Hope you’ll join us for a fun time!

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