Exploring the possibilities with polymer clay!

We have so much great information on the Blog that it is now our front page! Scroll down the page to read the posts from the Guild Reporter.

We have a new meeting place, Blue Santa Beads in Media, PA.

We meet the third Sunday of each month at  Blue Santa Beads, 1165 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063.   348sBlue Santa owner Sara Caldwell kindly volunteered her wonderful shop. The shop has a parking lot parking and is easy to get to by car or public transit.  Get directions here.

We have a new web address, too!   It’s the same blog and website, but our new address is Phillypolymerclayguild.com.

Go to our Welcome Page to learn more about us and how to contact us. Follow this link to the FAQ file for everything you need to know about our meetings.

Enjoy the most up to date news on the blog, or check out the rest of the site. Hope to see you at a meeting soon!

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Spring is in full bloom and soon enough the hazy lazy days of summer will be upon us. Before life becomes a blur of BBQ’s, beach balls and family vacations why not come out and join us at our next meeting. It’s going to be so much fun and you won’t want to miss it.

May meeting – Make an articulated fish with Amy Sutryn. Sunday May 19th noon-5pm Blue Santa Beads 1165 W. Baltimore Pike Media, Pa. 19063 (610) 892-2740

Join us for our May meeting.  Amy Sutryn will demo how to make an articulated fish. To join in and make a fish please bring the following.

 

  1. Some clay of your choice, solid colored or a caned sheet. Rolled out 16in long and 1 inch wide, 1/4 inch thick. And another 4 inch sq. Piece for head
  2. 16 pony beads 1/4 inch dia. any color
  3. 15” of monofilament or beading wire
  4. 2mm eye pin
  5.  1 crimp bead
  6. Pretty bead that looks like a bubble
  7. Smaller bead to compliment bubble
  8.  Scrap t shirt material or other medium weight knit
    Enough to make a long strip
  1. Some clay of your choice, solid colored or a caned sheet. Rolled out 16in long and 1 inch wide, 1/4 inch thick. And another 4 inch sq. Piece for head
  2. 16 pony beads 1/4 inch dia. any color
  3. 15” of monofilament or beading wire
  4. 2mm eye pin
  5. 1 crimp bead
  6. Pretty bead that looks like a bubble
  7. Smaller bead to compliment bubble
  8. Scrap t shirt material or other medium weight knit (Enough to make a long strip)
  9. Parchment paper
  10. Scissors
  11. Exacto knife
  12. Tissue blade
  13. Toothpick

If you don’t have all the supplies don’t forget that Blue Santa beads has a wide selection.  And members always bring extra supplies to share.

Amy

June Meeting:  Sherman demonstrates totems!  Stay tuned.

We are busy planning the May 19 meeting. In the meantime, https://ornamento.blog/2019/05/09/my-new-polymer-clay-heroes/

CLAY BACK EAST!

Remember Clay Carnival in Las Vegas ?  Donna Kato and her team of fabulous teachers are moving east to the Jersey Shore area.   Clay Back East runs from June 12 to 15, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey at  Bally’s Resort and Casino.

The cost is $500 for four days of polymer immersion, includes four classes, clay and a party,  Hotel rooms are a reasonable $89 a night (excluding resort fee and taxes)  Parking $5 for your entire hotel stay.

The class lineup is fantastic!  Spain’s Fabiola Perez Ajates is teaching in the US for the first time.  She’ll be joined by Germany’s Bettina Welker, and France’s Sylvie Peraud.  Leslie Blackford Donna Kato   round out the teaching roster.  I’ve never taken a class with Fabiola (although I have salivated over her work).  I have taken classes with Donna, Bettina, Sylvie and Leslie.  They are all skilled, friendly, generous teachers.  You’ll learn so much!   Bettina, Sylvie and Fabiola will teach one-day classes.  Leslie and Donna will teach half-day classes.

Fabiola Perez Ajates Collage of Polymer

Bettina Welker Snap!  Bracelet

Sylvie Peraud Origami Diamond Earrings

Donna Kato Surfboard Earrings

Leslie Blackford Vintage Animal Jewelry

But wait there’s more
As if getting to learn from and hang out with all these amazing instructors isn’t enough Donna has made the deal even sweeter by giving every student a gorgeous example of her work. On top of that there is a store with work for sale from all the teachers as well as all sorts of tools and clay and supplies.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PRESS HERE.  TO SIGN UP, PRESS HERE.

We are having a bit of polymer history this year at Clayathon. I have donated the items I received years ago in polymer clay swaps for Sherman Oberson to curate. Some items will be auctioned off. But everybody will be able to see the collection of polymer pens, beads, canes, jewelry and more made […]

via Experience the Golden Age of Swaps at Clayathon — Ornamento

We are having a bit of polymer history this year at Clayathon. I have donated the items I received years ago in polymer clay swaps for Sherman Oberson to curate. Some items will be auctioned off. But everybody will be able to see the collection of polymer pens, beads, canes, jewelry and more made […]

via Experience the Golden Age of Swaps at Clayathon — Ornamento

We are having a bit of polymer history this year at Clayathon. I have donated the items I received years ago in polymer clay swaps for Sherman Oberson to curate. Some items will be auctioned off. But everybody will be able to see the collection of polymer pens, beads, canes, jewelry and more made […]

via Experience the Golden Age of Swaps at Clayathon — Ornamento

 

March guild meeting
 
Where: Blue Santa Beads
When: Sunday March 17th – Noon to 5pm
Cost: Free to members
Join fellow polymer artists and enthusiasts for a day of claying and fun. Bring some clay and basic tools and clay along .   
 

Patty Pickup will be demonstrating part 2 of Links and Findings (click here for info on part 1 and materials list.)

 

In addition to conditioned clay, if you have them bring your extruders and extruder discs.  Mica powders if you’d like you links to look like metal. Finally, bring any already made polymer clay beads or cabochons that you want to try to link together.

Besides Patty’s demo

Martha Aleo will also be talking about the golden age of polymer clay swaps. F rom Martha …
Remember all the polymer clay swaps?   I’ve taken my swap goodies out of mothballs. We will be sorting through them at the March Philly polymer guild meeting. Some items will be sold at Clayathon. There is some incredible work here not to mention work by some big names before they became big.

 

 

 

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