General Meetings, Clay Days and Events

2017 San Diego Polymer Clay Guild calendar

  • August 19 Clay Play Day – Outreach with leftover canes. Cover Bottles of Hope for Moore’s Cancer Center event.
  • 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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Sell At Sandy Camp!


Going to Sandy Camp and want someone else to pay for it? And have them thank you for taking their money?

Sell your tools, supplies, jewelry, artworks and books at the west coast’s premier polymer clay shopping venue.  This is your chance to get your stuff in front of a large group of targeted polymer clay buyers.

Click over to to find out all the details.

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Sandy Camp 2017 Registration is CLOSED

Sandy Camp 2017 logo

All spaces at  Sandy Camp 2017 “Steampunke Fantastique Extravaganza” have been filled!

If you are just hearing about this event and want to join the waiting list, send an email request to

Sandy Camp is Wednesday, October 4th through Sunday, October 8th. And we’re going to have clay fun that will be bang up to the elephant, simply butter upon bacon!

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Round Robin 2017 Wrap-Up Report

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

31 eager students
10 different classes
8 great instructors

1 really fun day!

Yes…it was hot, but the classes were “cool”!

Thank you again to all the instructors who planned and provided interesting, inspiring, and fun classes.

  • Mercedese Bantz
  • Gloria Clanin
  • Ellie Hitchcock
  • syndee holt
  • Kathy Hepburn
  • Corliss Rose
  • Kathy Spignese
  • Nadia Valiaeva

Thank you to Pat Aiken for volunteering and taking care of all the baking needs of the day. And special thanks to the early bird helpers:

Ellie Hitchcock and Becca Bierman for intensive set up of both the workshop and lunch rooms!

Thank you too, to all the students who participated with interest and enthusiasm, brought great contributions for lunch, and helped break down both rooms at the end of the day.

I’m sorry if you had to miss this day of fun together…and hope you’ll plan to be there next year.

~ Kathy Hepburn

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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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