General Meetings and Clay Days

General Meetings for 2014

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Sandy Camp XVI Almost Sold Out!!!

Sandy Camp 2014:  Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Sandy Camp

Sandy Camp XVI is almost sold out, currently there are only 2 spots left.  Once they are filled we will be taking names for a waiting list.  If you would like to register please do it ASAP.  Contact Nancy Ulrich to be added to the waiting list if Sandy Camp is sold out.

If you already are registered don’t for get to make your room reservations at Temecula Creek Inn 800-962-7335

Currently all the spots for Syndee Holt’s master class have been sold out.  If you wish to have your name put on the waiting list in case there are cancellations please contact Nancy Ulrich at



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Thank You Sponsors of Sandy Camp XVI

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Sandy Camp XVI: “The Wizard of Oz: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Sandy Camp!” October15-19, 2014

Sandy Camp XVI: “The Wizard of Oz: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Sandy Camp!”
October15-19, 2014

Prepare yourself!! It’s Sandy Camp time again! Mark your calendars for Wednesday October 15 through Sunday October 19, 2014. As always, you may come for any or all of that time.

By popular request, we will be having our retreat at Temecula Creek Inn again this year. They are located at 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road, Temecula, CA 92592. You are responsible for booking your own rooms at Temecula Creek Inn. To make your room reservation call 1 800 962-7335. To get our special rate, mention that you are with Sandy Camp.

Gloria Clanin and Beth McClellan will be in charge of demos this year. People interested in doing a demo should send a proposal to Gloria at . They will decide on the final candidates.

Registration cost for this wonderful adventure is: SDPCG members paid up by January 31, 2013, $85; Non-members: $95. This includes your work space, demos, the Saturday Night Family Feast and access to our consignment store, which has been quite a hit! You can mail your registration forms and fees to Kasi Althaus,1611 Pepper Hill Dr.,  El Cajon, CA 92021. Please make your checks payable to SDPCG. Family members or friends who are not claying, but staying with you will be expected to pay a $40 registration fee, which will cover the Family Feast. All registration fees must be paid by Sept 1, 2014. Registration begins on July 5 for Guild members. Non-members can register two weeks later on July 19.

Day Use Fee: There will be a limited number of day passes available. The fee will cover the use of the facilities, demos and visits to the store. A table space IS NOT included.
The fee for Wednesday – Friday is $25 per day.
The fee for Saturday, which includes the Family Feast is $65.
There will be “No Refunds” of registration fee/day use fee/meals if cancellation occurs 14 days or less before Sandy Camp.
PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment will be limited to 75 people this year, so register early!!! If you don’t get your registration in, you may be too late. Now is the time to act on this!!
Except for the Family Feast, you are on your own for meals.

Kathy Whelan will be organizing and overseeing the Sandy Camp Artists’ Showcase Store. You may reserve either a half table ($20) or a full table, as space permits ($35). Also the guild will collect 15% of all sales. This is the only place where selling will be permitted. Application form will be available on this site around the end of July. Please fill out the form and return it with the fees as instructed to Kathy Whelan. Any questions please contact Kathy at .

We will be having our third annual Book Swap at Sandy Camp. This is your opportunity to trade books that you no longer need or have duplicates of. Shelly Neal and Gloria Clanin will be in charge of the book swap event at Sandy Camp. Bring polymer clay, jewelry or art inspiring books that you are ready to part with or have more than one copy of. Turn your book in to Shelly or Gloria and they will give you a ticket good for one swap. They will be collecting your books and handing out tickets … one ticket for one book. NO MONEY WILL CHANGE HANDS!!!

We will again have a “Bottles of Hope” challenge, with our own Beth McClellan in charge. We encourage you to use some of the techniques that you see during the demos to make your Bottles of Hope. We will be taking these polymer clay covered bottles as gifts to cancer patients at a local hospital where they go for their treatments, so please be prepared to part with them. Patients really appreciate the little gift after going through their chemo or radiation. We will supply the bottles for you to cover.

We will also be making Beads of Courage. There will be more information about these projects in the Sandy Camp Teasers which will begin closer to Camp time.

All BOH and Beads of Courage creators will be recognized and applauded immediately following the “Family Feast” on Saturday night.

On Friday Night we will have a special event with Yvette Macy and Kasi Althaus being in charge. During the Friday night event we will have a heart exchange. If you want to participate please make 75 hearts to exchange with your fellow clay artists plus make 2 additional beads for our annual bead strand.

Nancy Ulrich will be running our annual Opportunity Drawings. If you are interested in donating anything to the Opportunity Drawings, please email Nancy at with your name and item descriptions.

NO MOTORIZED PASTA MACHINES MAY BE USED IN THE WORK AREA. You can use them in your room. If you use them in your room we request that you observe some motorized pasta machine etiquette: check with your neighbor and roommates to be sure it’s okay (some folks may need an afternoon nap) and be considerate about the time of day you use it.

If you have any questions feel free to email Ellie at

The Family Feast has been alluded to in the above information. On Saturday night we will all eat together with a catered dinner. If you are a vegetarian we will try to provide a veggie option, so be sure to check veggie on your registration form.

Opportunity Drawing: After dinner on Saturday night we will have our Opportunity Drawing, the event we look forward to all week.

This year’s list of things to bring:
Clay and tools (pasta machine, clay, etc)
Work surface
Battery operated lights and fans only
Food for the share table (dry snacks only in tent, all other food in the Hospitality Room along with the microwave)
Bathing suits
Gear for pool: flip flops; towels if you want your own- they supply towels
Bath robe
Tennies for walking
Jacket for evenings
Coolers if small fridge isn’t large enough
Clocks for room
A cushion to sit on (the chairs are hard)
A sheet or some type of cover to put over your work area at the end of the day
Books for book exchange
Donations for the Opportunity Drawing



NO PHOTOGRAPHY AT DEMOS (We will have an official demo photographer). You may take as many photos as you want everywhere except at the demos. You should be sure to ask the artists for permission before taking photos at their workstations.

Pets at Sandy Camp
Temecula Creek Inn allows small pets to be in your rooms, but there is an extra fee for that. The rule in the tent is that ONLY bona fide Service Animals are allowed. So if you are bringing Fifi and she isn’t a service animal, please keep her in your room, Our working tent area is not the appropriate place for her!

We do have a couple of service animals coming. If you are bringing a service animal we need to know ASAP to arrange seating. Also there are attendees who are allergic to dogs and cats, so seating will have to be carefully considered.

Please folks, remember these are working service animals. Do not pet them unless you ask the owner first.

If you are bringing a service animal:
1. It needs to be kept on a locked leash when around the tent, in the tent, or when another service animal is near.
2. I will seat service animals/owners on the tent wall and hopefully close to an opening. They will be seated on opposite sides of the tent.
3. All service animals should be on a short lead so that there is no possibility of tripping people. We may have more than one person coming to Sandy Camp fresh from surgery and they need to be assured that it will be a safe environment.
4. If possible it would be good to have some training as a service animal




If you have problems with registration please contact Nancy Ulrich.   Nancy will be glad to assist you.


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Pinterest Site Coming Soon

The San Diego Polymer Clay Guild Pinterest site will promote the guild and its members. We will highlight the members who wish to have individual boards to showcase their polymer clay creations and link to their other sites (Etsy, Artfire, Etsy, Facebook, Flickr, blog, etc.). We will have boards covering Polymer clay related interests. There will be boards on tutorials, color combining, tools & techniques, Sandy Camp, project demos at meetings, San Diego, etc.

The Pinterest site will be created  by Gloria Clanin with the help of Nancy Ulrich.

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