The Northwest Polymer Clay Guild meets at Artworks – 201 Second Avenue South, Edmonds, WA (98020) on the first Wednesday of each month. Don’t be shy! Non-members are encouraged to attend and see what we’re all about.
6:30pm – Social time- Catch up with your friends and meet some new ones. This is also a great time to browse our Guild library and check out some inspiration. Once a quarter this time is slotted for our guild’s business meeting.
7:00pm – Every meeting we take this time to hear/make announcements and have our ‘Show & Tell’ time. Share your polymer clay-related creations and you’ll be entered in our end-of-the-year drawing for a great prize!
7:30pm to 9:00pm – Program: Our programs include guest speakers, ‘Round Robin’ hands-on learning or other demos and exciting topics of interest to polymer clayers. We also have ‘Clay Socials’ where we bring our projects and socialize while we create! We’re always learning something new and have a great time.
January 4th, 2017 – Round Robin program- Maria Brown showed us her technique for creating faux lapis lazuli and Cathy Gilbert demonstrated a technique for creating faux ivory. Thank you, Maria and Cathy!
February 1st, 2017 – General Business Meeting and Clay Social
March 1st, 2017 – Bullseye Cane Extravaganza! program
April 5th, 2017 – Round Robin demonstrations featuring useful and versatile caning techniques
May 3rd, 2017 – General Business Meeting and Clay Social
June 7th, 2017 – ‘Fairy Door’ program
July 5th, 2017 – Round Robin demonstrations featuring versatile mosaic techniques
August 2nd, 2017 – General Business Meeting and Clay Social
September 6th, 2017 – Program TBA
October 4th, 2017 – Round Robin demonstrations featuring glass globe covering and clasp-making techniques
November 1st, 2017 – General Business Meeting and Clay Social
December 6th, 2017 – End of the Year Potluck Party, Gift Exchange, and Non-Raffle Raffle!
Our meetings in the past few years have included hands-on demonstrations of:
- Silicone mold-making and tool-making demonstrations
- Mica shift, painting clay, and other surface techniques
- Sculpting human faces from polymer clay
- Cane-building and suggestions for the myriad uses for them, including small bowls, hollow beads, etc.
- Faux opal, coral, amber, jade, amethyst, lapis lazuli, ivory, and abalone techniques
- Chipboard frame construction for polymer clay house structures
- Cleaning and maintenance of your pasta/clay machine
- Creating realistic polymer clay/resin eyes for sculptures… the list goes on. There is a wealth of inspiration happening at the NWPCG monthly meeting- see you next month!