General Meetings, Clay Days and Events

  • May 20 Clay Play Day – Making canes for the Fair, Bottles of Hope, Beads of Courage, etc.
  • June – We’ll be at the Home and Hobby Building on weekends all month. Come join us or visit us.
  • July 15 Clay Play Day – Round Robin. For members only.
  • August 19 Clay Play Day – Outreach with leftover canes.
  • August 24th – Making Bottles of Hope at Moore’s Cancer Center with caregivers and patients.
  • September General Meeting and Clay Play Day – Puzzle Pieces project
  • October 4 – 8 – 2017 Sandy Camp!
  • November General Meeting and Clay Play Day – Guild sale
  • December 10th – Holiday Party

All minors attending guild events MUST be accompanied by a legally responsible adult.

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Round Robin 2017 – Instructors Wanted


 Round Robin logo. 7 handprints in a rainbow of colors around a black circle which reads, "Round Robin"

Share a favorite technique or project. Demonstrate a cool new tool or product to your clay friends. Get paid.

Our annual Round Robin class event takes place on Saturday, July 15th from 9:30 AM  to 4:00 PM. The location will be at our usual meeting place at Northminster Presbyterian Church at 4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.


  • All classes will be an hour and thirty minutes long, during 3 time slots
  • Each class will have 8-12 students depending on skill-level, learning experience, and instructor recommendation.
  • Some classes may be offered twice, depending on number of classes and instructors
  • 9:30 AM Doors open for Instructor class preparation and student setups
  • Classes start at 10:00 AM

This is a low-stress opportunity for those who have never taught a class to give it a try in front of a friendly audience. It’s also a great way for more experienced instructors to test out new techniques and ideas. Students will pay $12 per class. And if they buy 2 they get 1 more free. Instructors get to keep more than 80% of the fees ($10 per student).

Submit a class proposal using the form below.

Or send the photo to



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Join SDPCG or Miss Out On These 9 Benefits

Thinking of joining SDPCG and wondering what you’ll get?

  1. Learn new polymer clay techniques in live demonstrations at our two monthly meetings.
  2. Get your clay questions answered.
  3. Save more money when you purchase clay, supplies, tools, books and other good stuff during our group buys
  4. Access to our library of over 300 polymer clay books, DVDs and videos
  5. An early, discounted, members-only registration period for Sandy Camp 2017. It’s a Steampunk Polymer Clay Extravaganza!
  6. All class fees at reduced members prices
  7. Participation in the Guild events such as the Round Robin and Clay Day classes.
  8. Eligibility for Julie Fund Scholarships worth $100’s of dollars to classes taught by world-class teachers and artists
  9. Share with other clay geeks who don’t think you’re crazy because you love making stuff.

…and much more!

Pay online or mail your check. If you pay online you’ll save 100% of the time that it takes to hunt down your checkbook, an envelope, a stamp and a trip to the post office.


Download and fill out this membership form and return it via email or postal service mail to Nadejda Valiaeva <>



Individual Membership 2017 Dues = $26.06 PayPal takes $1.06. Remember a mailing stamp costs almost half a dollar now now. So you’re really saving just 57 cents. Why not pay online?

Family Membership 2017 Dues = $36.35  PayPal charge is $1.35. Only 86 cents more than if you mailed your dues.

Business Membership 2017 Dues = $36.35  PayPal takes $1.35. Only 86¢ extra.

Or pay via check and mail it via snail mail:

If you absolutely love licking that nasty goo on the envelope flap shut and don’t mind risking a paper cut on your tongue, write a check out to: San Diego Polymer Clay Guild or SDPCG

Remember: All Renewing Members’ Dues need to be paid by Feb 15th. Any dues not received by Feb 15th from members will be considered as Non-Paying Members and will have to pay the Non-Membership rates for Sandy Camp and all scheduled Polymer Clay Classes.

E-Mail Only Members

For those who don’t want or can’t pay for membership for 2017, but would still like to get the email with news from SDPCG, please email Nadia our Membership Chair and let her know so we can mark our distribution list accordingly.

Provide her with your current mailing address, e-mails, websites, home phone and cell phone so we can keep our list accurate.

If you want to be removed from our email distribution list, again please let Nadia know.

For detailed information about membership please visit either the By-Laws or Membership  pages of this website.

Or contact our

Membership Chair


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Micro-Mosaic Pendant Class with Nadia Valiaeva

Nadia Valiaeva teaching how to make polymer clay micro-mosaic pendants  blue micro mosaic

Nadia Valiaeva showed us another fabulous use for our extruders. And taught us how to create an impossibly detailed and precise pendant that even had messy me lining up the dots without tears.

The class took place during our November Clay Play day meeting. Costs for the 20+ members who took the class were underwritten by the Julie Fund. That way it was affordable for all our members while still giving Nadia some well-deserved financial support for teaching a great class.

There’s more photos in The Photo Gallery.


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The Sandy Camp Photos are Here!!!

All of the Sandy Camp photos are now on the website and available to view.  Special thanks to syndee Holt for her services as official event photographer and for her “how to photograph polymer clay” session.  The photos are wonderful, the information very useful.

At Sandy Camp One Creates

This year’s photos and all the images from previous years are at PHOTO GALLERY PAGE

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Thank You To All Our Generous Sponsors & Donors for Sandy Camp 2016

Sandy Camp 2016 Donors 1

Sandy Camp 2016 Donors 2

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