General Meetings, Clay Days and Events

LOCATION

General meetings and Clay Play Days are held at:

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

REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE

Monthly guild meetings – are held on the 2nd Monday of the month. Except December. Doors open at 6:00pm for library returns. The meeting starts at 6:30pm and can go as late as 9:00pm.

Clay Play Days – are on the 3rd Saturday of the month, except December.

  • 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 – Hearts for Heroes and Your projects to work on.
  • May 14th – General Meeting – Demonstrations & discussions
  • May 19th – Clay Play Day – Bring your projects & potluck/Build canes for Fair demo
  • 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 15th – Clay Play Day – Bring your projects & potluck
  • October 8th – Meeting – Demonstrations & discussions
  • October 20th – Round Robin – A full day of classes for a ridiculously low price. Sorry, but this event is for members only. Maybe you should join now?
  • October 23rd – Community Outreach – Help caregivers and patients at Moores Cancer Center create Bottles of Hope
  • 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
  • January 2019 – Sandy Camp???

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

Kathy, our Program Chair, reported that the Carol Simmons class was a big success (see below!). 16 guild members took the class and enjoyed the “prix-fixe” $20 dinner on Saturday at Ki’s Restaurant in Cardiff by the Sea.  Most of the students created Fantasy Flowers and one student created Totems.
Images from class: Chris Whipple’s 3 Totems, Meisha Barbee’s 6 exotic flowers, Denise Pinnell’s floral bouquet and Kathy Hepburn’s two fancy flowers.

        

       

The class offered an opportunity to learn from an outstanding colorist and designer.

Working from pre-prepared Skinner blends and simple canes, they assembled 3-dimensional fantasy flowers or colorful totems. And everyone taking this course walked out with big smiles on their faces. It was just FUN!

The students combined thinly sliced flower components or decorative items for totems on metal forms and baked them.

Then they assembled the colorful components on wires (for flowers) or stacked them on rods (totems).

Carol also demonstrated her method for using magnets for flower assembly so the students can easily switch and change them as the mood strikes.

 

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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 https://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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