CLASS CLOSED – A Day With Randee Ketzel —Two Fabulous Faux Projects

DATE: Saturday, December 4th, 2021 from 9 AM to 3 PM Pacific Time
LOCATION: Online Zoom class
COST:  $45

Randee Ketzel, one of the authors of Polymer Clay Gemstones — the Art of Deception, will be teaching this Zoom class. The class is limited to 45 people. It’s an all-day event.

In the morning we’ll be learning how to create faux cinnabar objects. And in the afternoon we’ll be making Navajo silver-style pendants and other objects. Register for this class HERE.

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It’s Time for Round Robin!

Don’t Miss Out On the Best Deal In Live Classes All Year

Register HERE.

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

The SDPCG Round Robin event is online on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. 

Click the image below to download the 2021 Round Robin class brochure.

Here’s the schedule for Round Robin. Join us all day or just parts of it. Download the schedule HERE.

Register HERE.

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Crazy Birds, Cats, and Dogs – with Alice Stroppel


August 14th, 2021
7 AM to 1 PM PDT
(starts 10 AM eastern)

Join SDPCG for Alice Stroppel’s Zoom Workshop

$65 plus costs of personal supplies (see list)

Click HERE to register for this fun Zoom workshop with a leading polymer clay artist and teacher.

It’s been a stressful year – and this fun class is sure to make you smile – maybe even laugh out loud! Capture character-rich critters using simple canes and your imagination. Make pins, pendants, earrings, necklaces, or a frame-able portrait of crazy birds, cats, and dogs. But most of all – have fun!

Alice Stroppel's Crazy Birds, Cats and Dogs polymer clay class.

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A Clay Day Seminar and Presentation with Laura Tabakman

Register and Join Us on ZOOMSaturday, June 26, 2021, 10:30 -12:30 PST

Register Now to Reserve Your Seat

Be prepared to be inspired!

Join us for a seminar and presentation by guest artist Laura Tabakman.  Laura will provide a live look at her use of translucent clay, translucent and colored canes, and other elements to create botanical sculptures (some wearable!).  Learn about what inspires her work, her work process, and her approach to art installations.  She will also present a slide show that will expand your view of polymer clay art and its place in galleries.  

  • $25 for members
  • $30 for non-members

A portion of the ticket price goes to support the Guild’s ongoing expenses.

Space is Limited

Register HERE

Laura Tabakman is a fiber artist and a polymer clay artist with an inventive approach to combining materials and techniques to create jewelry, mixed media sculptures, and art installations. 

She has a passion for experimenting and working with different approaches to these materials – especially those that are sheer and translucent.  Her personal work and creative process with polymer clay is mesmerizing – making you wonder…”How did she think of that?” and, “How did she do that?”

In addition to her own art, she is perhaps best known in the worldwide clay community as one of the lead artists/curators of the 2017 international collaborative exhibition, Into the Forest

She is an award-winning studio artist, whose work has been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally and has been featured in books and magazines.

Don’t miss this fascinating and inspiring event! You can visit her website at

Register HERE

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Register for Dayle Doroshow’s Two Mixed Media Classes Today!

Friday, January 31st and
Saturday, February 1st, 2020

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

Dayle Doroshow is a Mixed media/ Polymer clay artist and owner of design studio Zingaro, Stamp of Distinction in California.
She trained in traditional ceramics at Riverside Bell Tower Pottery program and the Columbia University Extension program in New York City and sold her pottery in Greenwich Village shops.

Her jewelry, home decor, ethnic figures, and handcrafted books can be seen at art shows and galleries on the West Coast. In 2012 her work was acquired and shown at our own Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego.  

Dayle enjoys teaching and sharing her techniques in workshops across the United States and in France.  For more interesting facts and information about Dayle, go to or here

Take ONE class OR take TWO classes for a discounted price! See the details under Registration Information at the bottom of this page.

Friday, January 31, 2020 from 9:30 to 5 PM

Fold Books – 10 Variations on a Theme

Folded papers and books have been around since ancient times.  With single sheets of paper, a bone folder, your hands and your imagination come explore a cornucopia of unique folded designs.  These pieces of paper will blossom into effective pieces to communicate your message and art.  This spirited hands-on workshop will guide you through at least ten fun, folded designs to use for books, cards, altered books and journals, brochures, invitations, and more.  The book covers will be made of polymer clay and embellished with an assortment of polymer clay techniques.

Saturday, February 1st from  9 AM to 5  PM. 

Sculptural Books, Tryptychs, and Standing Screens

In this workshop we will explore the three-dimensional world of sculptural books, triptychs and standing screens.  Using polymer clay, papers, fabric, and personal treasures, we’ll create and layer images and text to tell a story, evoke a mood, or simply create something beautiful. Polymer clay techniques will include transfers, layering and collaging with translucent clays, several surface techniques and the successful integration of mixed media with polymer clay.  We will bind the sculptural books with a text block of unusual papers. Triptychs and screens will be hinged and can be used as luminescent candle screens, wall pieces or standing sculptures. Leave the workshop with fresh ideas and techniques to incorporate into your personal style.

Registration Information

Buy both classes get $10 off registration. Take both classes for $206. Use this link to register:

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