12 of the 13 members of the NMPCA board met at the home of Linda Kastner. In line with my idea of bring the “clay” back into NMPCA board meetings, I made a brief presentation at the beginning showing my recently completed house-shaped journal boxes, just finished with journal writing lazer decals. The impression on the cover was made using an Indonesian tjap fabric stamp. I brought some tjaps to the meeting, like the one in the picture here, to show and discussed my search for the perfect way to impress the image (besides stamping the stamp onto the clay) including making a clay impression to be used as a stamp or as a basis for latex or silicone mold making material or stamping into sculptor’s foam. We had a lively discussion of different ways with stamps.
Our business meeting discussion was also lively. We formed a couple of committees: one to investigate venues for next year Celebration of Clay all member exhibition. We also talked about how we should have more social get-togethers of NMPCA folks with mini-clay presentations. More to follow about the meeting ideas.