General Meetings and Clay Days


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Marie Segal’s Revealing Her Latest Translucent Techniques


Disk earrings "Shadow Shells" by Marie Segal 2016, stainless steel wires and new design    Disk Earrings Through a fogged lens, new design and style by Marie Segal 2016

Wouldn’t you love to know how Marie Segal’s been creating those impossible translucent polymer clay effects in her fabulous earrings and other pieces that clayers worldwide have been drooling over for the past couple of years?

You now have the chance to discover her techniques at the:


This 2 day event is taking place on March 11-12, 2017

  • 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM both days
  • At UCSD
  • The cost is only $175
  • Class size is limited to 20 people.
  • What are you waiting for?

Click HERE to download the official class information and supplies

Click  HERE  to download the class Registration Form.

Make check payable to SDPCG and send with Registration Form to:

  • Heather Kenney
  • 13655 Hwy 8 Bus Spc 11
  • El Cajon CA 92021

What You’ll Learn

In this 2 day seminar Marie Segal’s going to show you her secret translucent discoveries that will enable you to make your own pieces that will have everyone asking how the heck you did it!

Marie Segal's DNA cane

  • Twisted lacing canes
  • Outline canes,
  • The amazing DNA cane & variations
  • Layered canes
  • Extruded canes
  • Polymer pattern translucent ‘fabrics’
  • Disk earrings
  • Pendants

Marie will also share with you how to correctly work with, assemble and store Cernit clay. This brand of clay has some special requirements and properties not known to many who haven’t spent years experimenting with it…or taken this workshop.


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Renew Your SDPCG Membership Now, or Miss Out On These 6 Benefits

Now is the time to renew your SDPCG annual membership, while you’re thinking about it. Payment by February 15th entitles you to :

  1. An early, discounted, members-only registration period for Sandy Camp
  2. All class fees at reduced members prices
  3. Participation in the Guild events  such as the Round Robin and Clay Day classes.
  4. Eligibility for Julie Fund Scholarships worth $100’s of dollars to classes taught by world-class teachers and artists
  5. Access to our amazing library of polymer clay books, DVDs and videos
  6. Save more money when you purchase clay, supplies, tools, books and other good stuff during our group buys

…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 Membership Dues are due by Feb 15th.  Any dues not received by Feb 15th 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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