General Meetings, Clay Days and Events

2017 San Diego Polymer Clay Guild calendar

  • June 17 Clay Play Day. We’ll also 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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Steal These Outrageous Class Deals at the 2017 Round Robin

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

Our annual Round Robin is scheduled for our July Clay day, July 15th. at our usual location: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA.

Each class is $12.00. Thanks to the Julie Fund, if you buy one, you get one free. So for the ridiculously low price of $24 you get all three classes!!!

This is a “members only” event. The day includes a lunch break too – so bring something to share as a pot luck or have lunch on your own.

There are three class sessions through the day, and each session has 4 classes – Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. At the links below you will find everything you need to know in PDF format:

  1. Short class descriptions of the 11 courses available during this special event!
  2. Materials lists for all classes
  3. The 2017 Round Robin Registration Form with online payment links.
  4. Fill this form out online. Then save to PDF on your local computer.  Leave the window open. Check to make sure that the completed form has been saved where you can find it again. Email your Registration Form to Kathy Hepburn at

Below this paragraph you’ll find the online payment links for your convenience. You can also link from the online Registration Form. There’s a small PayPal fee if you choose to pay online (2.9% + 30 cents). That’s much less than the cost of that stamp, envelope and gas needed to drop it at the post office. And it saves trees!

If you don’t want to pay online, just follow the snail mail instructions on the Registration Form.

If you have any questions contact Kathy Hepburn, our Programs diva!

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Learn From Anke Humpert in September

Anke Humpert - polymer clay instructor

Coming to us from Germany and bringing some continental magic to California…

You all voted about which classes you’d like to take. Thank you to all of those members who completed the survey indicating your preferences for Anke’s class offerings.

As a result of the survey, we are hosting a 2 day event – with 2 different classes – September 9th and 10th , 2017. Please note: Each class has its own registration form, so if you plan to attend both, you must complete both forms.

See the Upcoming Classes page for more details.

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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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