General Meetings, Clay Days and Events

2018 San Diego Polymer Clay Guild calendar

  • January 8th – General Meeting – Demonstrations & discussions
  • January 20th – Clay Play Day – Bring your projects & potluck
  • February 12 – General Meeting – Demonstrations & discussions
  • February 17th – Clay Play Day – Make a name tag. Video tutorial?
  • March 12 – General Meeting – Demonstrations & discussions
  • March 17th – Clay Play Day – Making “Bottles of Hope”
  • April 9th – General Meeting – Demonstrations & discussions
  • April 21st – Clay Play Day – Making Del Mar Fair Pins
  • May 14th – General Meeting – Demonstrations & discussions
  • May 19th – Clay Play Day – Bring your projects & potluck. Video tutorial?
  • June 1 – July 4th – Del Mar Fair demonstrations and teaching opportunities
  • June 11th – General Meeting – Demonstrations & discussions
  • June 16th – Clay Play Day – Bring your projects & potluck
  • July 9th – General Meeting – Demonstrations & discussions
  • July 21st – Clay Play Day – Bring your projects & potluck
  • August 13th – General Meeting – Demonstrations & discussions
  • August 18th – Clay Play Day – BBQ Bring a guest!
  • September 10th – General Meeting – Demonstrations & discussions
  • September ??th – Community Outreach – Help caregivers and patients at Moores Cancer Center create Bottles of Hope
  • September 15th – Clay Play Day – Bring your projects & potluck
  • October – 2018 Sandy Camp!
  • November 12th – General Meeting and Clay Play Day – Guild sale
  • November 17th – Clay Play Day – Guild sale also Bring your projects & potluck
  • December XX – Holiday Party to be scheduled

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

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Carol Simmons’ “Fantasy Flowers and Totems” 3 day workshop

When: Friday – Sunday, April 6-7-8, 2018
9:30 – 5:30 daily
Where:
Cardiff Holiday Inn Express
Level of Experience:
Intermediate and up 
Cost:
$295

Space is limited to 16 students!
Flower components on a lawn

Download the class informational PDF. Please read carefully. You will need to spend approximately 4 hours preparing for the class.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
March 1st, 2018

Register now by using this online form. Complete and click the blue SUBMIT button. You will be sent a confirmation email with payment information and links.

You must pay in advance to reserve your spot. Carol will be sending you supplies which you will use to create your initial clay components for the rest of the workshop.

Want to take this workshop for $175 less?

Enter the drawing for a ‘scholarship’ for this workshop from the SDPCG Memorial Fund on the online class registration form. You must have paid your 2018 San Diego Polymer Clay Guild dues (you can join and pay your $25 HERE). You are not eligible if you’ve been an award recipient during the last 2 years.

WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF THIS WORKSHOP

The opportunity to learn from an outstanding colorist and designer. You’ll confidently play with a rainbow of hues and the vibrant beauty of flowers in this enchanting 3 day experience.

Working from your pre-prepared Skinner blends and simple canes, you will assemble 3-dimensional fantasy flowers or colorful totems. Everyone taking this course walks out with big smiles on their faces. It’s just FUN!

Carol Simmons Fantasy TotemsYou’ll combine thinly sliced flower components or decorative items for totems on metal forms and bake them.

Then you’ll assemble the colorful components on wires (for flowers) or stack them on rods (totems).

Carol will demonstrate her method for using magnets for flower assembly so you can easily switch and change them as the mood strikes you.

QUESTIONS?

Download this PDF class registration form if you’re having problems with the online form.

For other questions contact Kathy Hepburn (kshepburn@gmail.com)

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Join SDPCG or Miss Out On These 9 Benefits

HOW TO JOIN

Fill out this online Membership Form. Hit SUBMIT. A copy of your replies will fly to our Membership chair, Treasurer and Webmistress. You will receive an email copy with the same payment links and instructions that you’ll find below under the “DUES PAYMENT” title.

PROBLEMS WITH WEB FORM? If for some reason you are having problems accessing the online form, download this PDF form. Print it. Fill it out. Make a copy. Either email to Nadia Valiaeva or mail it with your check to her address listed at the bottom of this article.

WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP

  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!

Join SDPCG with this easy 2-Step Registration Process

Fill out this online Membership Form. Hit SUBMIT. A copy of your replies will fly to our Membership chair, Treasurer and Webmistress. You will receive an email copy with the same payment links and instructions that you’ll find below under the “DUES PAYMENT” title.

DUES PAYMENT

Individual Membership 2018 Dues = $25  plus a $1.06 Paypal credit handling fee. 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 2018 Dues = $35 plus a $1.35 Paypal credit handling fee. Only 86 cents more than if you mailed your dues.

Business Membership 2018 Dues = $35  plus a $1.35 Paypal credit handling fee. 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 membership fees are due by Feb 15th.  Any not received by then 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.

Make checks out to: San Diego Polymer Clay Guild or SDPCG

Mail to:

  • SDPCG Membership
  • c/o Nadia Valiaeva
  • 1550 Diamond Street
  • San Diego, CA 92109

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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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 http://sdpcg.com/scstore-sellers/ 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 kasi.althaus@att.net

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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