Welcome! Come to an In-Person or Online Meeting

Become a member. Use our easy  Online Membership Form 

REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE

Monthly Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of the month. Except for December. Our Zoom host opens the link at approximately 6:15 pm. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and can go as late as 9:00 pm.

Clay Play Days are on the 4th Saturday of the month, except in December. We start at 10:30 am. Online Zoom participants usually exit at noon. For in-person attendees, this session ends at 3:00 pm.

Email us at [email protected] to get the Zoom link.

In-person meetings are held at:

  • Northminster Presbyterian Church
  • 4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
  • San Diego, CA 92117

Monday Meeting Activities:

  • Have a demo/short tutorial
  • Take care of guild business
  • Show and tell session where we show off our latest creations
  • Share new materials, techniques, and ideas
  • Spread the latest news about polymer clay classes, conferences,

Clay Play Day Activities:

On this day we either work on our own projects or try what was demonstrated during the Monday meeting. We have extra equipment and supplies so that everyone can give it a try even if they’re beginners. We work, talk, and share ideas.

Basic Starter Polymer Clay Kit

Here’s a list of suggested supplies to bring to Clay Play Day. Don’t worry if you don’t have everything. We have extras in storage and many helpful people willing to share with newcomers to the craft.

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Lindly Haunani Class

SOLD OUT “Playful Color: A Veneer Sampler”

Samples from Lindly Haunani's "Playful Color: A Veneer Sampler" class

Elevate your color skills in this 2-day workshop by the bay in San Diego

CLASS DETAILS

WHERE: Marina Village Conference Center, Meeting room E1; 1936 Quivera Way, San Diego, CA 92109
LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE: Confident Beginner to Advanced
CLASS SIZE: Minimum 12 – Maximum 25
COST: SDPCG Member: $275; Non-members $285
(Free parking; onsite deli, local food franchises, or BYO lunch)
MATERIALS LIST: Will be sent to you in an email update.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Increase your color mixing agility
  • Explore strategies for designing successful canes
  • Perfect your colored pattern combination skills and…

HAVE FUN!!!!

While you may know just what colors you like, and exactly how to mix them, using them in harmonious combinations can be challenging. Learn how to add impact to your polymer clay work with increased exuberance and confidence.

Who is Lindly Haunani?

She began teaching polymer in 1990 and has presented over 100 workshops. Her pieces and techniques are featured in sixteen books, hundreds of published articles, and innumerable websites.

In addition to many private collections, her work is part of the permanent collections of the Racine Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Newark Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and San Diego’s own Mingei Museum of Art.

Check out her About page on her website.

Lindly Haunani’s passion for food and cooking provides a basis for her inspiration when making things. This is often expressed via the color, construction techniques, and form in her designs.

Please review our Class Cancellation Policy.

If you have any questions about the class, please contact Kathy Hepburn the Program Chair prior to purchasing your class at [email protected]

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Create Stunning Jewelry

SOLD OUT – Jeff Dever’s ‘Small Wonders’ Class

Jeff Dever 3-Day Workshops: In-Person Only
Monday-Wednesday; April, 24, 25, 26, 2023; 9-5 PT

Click HERE to pay to reserve your seat

Enrollment in this in-person class is strictly limited so you’ll get individual attention from Jeff. Registration was opened on March 17th to paid-up 2023 SDPCG members. Most seats were filled. There are only 6 spots left!

Members: $420
Non-Members: $465

Plus a $15 lab/materials fee that is due at the beginning of the first day of class. CASH ONLY.

The non-member fee includes a 2023 membership for San Diego Polymer Clay Guild

PLEASE NOTE: We are also offering a two-payment option on the purchase page.  

Read our Class Cancellation & Refund Policy. Your class purchase constitutes an agreement to the terms of that document. 

In this class, we will explore a variety of small-scale holloware forms and shapes created by using miniature form-building techniques. The results are strong, light, and often reproducible polymer clay holloware pieces, for use as beads, earrings, brooches, or pendants.

With simple techniques, we will create small forms/molds of your own design, and through clay layering and multi-cycle curing build small holloware pieces for jewelry. Surface ornamentation and finishing techniques will also be discussed.

This is a technique workshop, not a project class, therefore all students need a basic working knowledge of polymer clay.

Materials List, Lab Fees, and Extras

There is a  $15 lab/materials fee due at the beginning of the first day of class. CASH ONLY.   

Premo clay is being generously provided by Sculpey.  

Here is the list of Materials & Supplies that you will need for the class. 

About Jeffrey Lloyd Dever

Because of Jeff’s reputation, this class will fill up fast. Don’t wait, it may be too late!

Jeff Dever is sought after as an instructor because of his pioneering polymer clay construction techniques. His polymer clay vessels, jewelry, and sculptural objects have been shown in many national invitational exhibitions, and his works are represented in numerous private collections, galleries, and museums. See more examples of his work HERE.

Jeffrey Lloyd Dever holds a BS degree in Fine Art from Atlantic Union College, 1976.  He served on the contract/adjunct faculty of Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland for 20 years, where he taught illustration and graphic design. He has taught polymer classes across North America and Europe.

Click HERE to pay to reserve your seat

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CLASS SOLD OUT – Polymer Surface Techniques: Learning How To Layer Successfully

A Comprehensive ZOOM Class With Claire Maunsell

Click HERE to reserve your space NOW

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2022 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific time)

COST: 
– $104 (for San Diego Polymer Clay Guild members)

– $124 (non-member price includes 2022 San Diego Polymer Clay Guild Membership through Dec. 31, 2022)

Discover new polymer clay surface techniques with internationally known artist Claire Maunsell. She’ll show you some of her favorites as well as how to experiment confidently with many different media to get your own effects. At the end of the class, you’ll have a set of your own unique cured veneers which can be cut into necklace elements or earring sets.

Get inspired!! Claire has sent along a colorful presentation that has lots of
images for you to see… to get excited…to get inspired. Click on the link
below…and enjoy the show!!

Download the class preview presentation HERE
Learn the basics of how to mix and add various media to clay to get the look you desire on your pieces including:

  • What to apply and in which order?
  • How to test for incompatibilities
  • Which mediums to apply before curing, or after?
  • Which products to avoid after curing?
  • What to use for sealing or finishing? And when it’s necessary.
  • Adding special effects with acrylics, paints, crackle products, pastes, etc.
  • Mica and pastels powder power tips to add color and shine
  • Best practices with alcohol inks and other solvent-based media

Download the Materials List PDF

No need to buy a lot of new supplies before the class. Chances are you already have everything you need in your craft stash.

Confirmed registered participants also get:

  • An invitation from Claire to join her private group on Facebook!
  • Your after-class questions answered on FB group. Claire will answer those as she can
  • Photo space to show off what you’ve made (if you want to)
  • ‘Office Hours’ on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 PM. During that time Claire will answer your questions live. 

As soon as your registration is confirmed you’ll receive an invitation from Claire to join her private group on Facebook’! Via this group Claire will be following up on questions you may have when you try out the techniques after the Zoom workshop is over. The Facebook group will end on October 22, 2022

Click HERE to reserve your space NOW

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CLASS CLOSED “Colorful Celtic Canes” Class with Sarah Shriver

Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Click HERE to reserve your seat

Learn to create rich complex canes with surprisingly few steps! Increase your confidence in combining colors while exploring the wonder of intricate polymer clay caning.

Includes 7 hours of online Zoom class time with 1 & 1/4 hours for lunch and breaks.

A video recording of the event will be available to you for 30 days after the class. You can rewatch critical steps in the process to get more technique tips or expand your notes.

Members: $120
Non-Members: $140

(non-member fee includes 2022 membership for San Diego Polymer Clay Guild)

Your materials list and initial preparation steps document will be sent to you automatically after your order. Click the green “Download” button on your Order Confirmation page.

With more than 25 years of experience and a passion for teaching, Sarah will guide you through the steps using color and shadow to create a cane with the look of an over-under weave.

Students will use “kaleidoscoping” in techniques to create variations on intricate repeat pattern canes and these will be used as veneers on a variety of bead shapes.

Click HERE to reserve your seat

The class size is limited to 20 people. Sarah Shriver has been a leading international polymer clay artist and teacher for over 25 years. Because of her reputation, this class will fill up fast. Don’t wait, it may be too late!

Go directly to our check-out cart when you scan the QR code below.

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