Membership in the Northwest Polymer Clay Guild is open to anyone with an interest in polymer clay work. The NWPCG annual membership fee is $40.00 individual member, $50.00 family/one household, and $30.00 senior (age 65 and up). Member benefits include our monthly newsletter, access to our lending library, Yahoo Group membership to confer with other group members, and member-rate attendance at our annual Clay Camp retreat and all NWPCG-sponsored classes.

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MEMBERS! Get your JoAnne Fabrics 10% Discount! Click here to enroll (and check the VIP Discount Card option). Once you receive your VIP discount card in the mail, take it in a JoAnne’s Fabrics store with your Guild membership card and a photo ID and show it to a manager to activate it. If you haven’t received your Guild membership card (through email), please contact  membership@northwestpolymerclayguild.org

 

 

About the Guild

by Patricia Perrine

The Northwest Polymer Clay Guild was formed in 1994 by a group of artists united by the medium. Many of them were students of Karen Murphy or were members of the NW Bead Society.  By September 1995, on its first anniversary, the Guild held its first Clay Camp as a trial run for a larger event they had in the planning stages.  It was such a success that the Guild voted to go ahead with their plans for the first ever polymer clay conference.
“Convergence at Ravensdale: The Art of Polymer Clay” conference was held in 1996.  Artists came from around the world, making this event a historical milestone in the polymer clay community.  It housed the largest exhibit of polymer work ever seen up to that time.  It also hosted an array of inspiring classes and workshops with some of the trailbreakers of this fledgling art form.
Since that time, the Guild has become a non-profit organization.  Its purpose is exclusively educational, artistic and charitable.  The Guild shall educate the public about, and promote an interest in, the safe use of polymer clay as an artistic medium by:
Publicizing polymer clay work to galleries and museums as well as to the public; fostering public education through sharing information, giving demonstrations of polymer clay work at meetings and in the community, and conducting workshops; and developing opportunities for polymer clay artists to show their work to the public and to engage in public service activities.