- small round cutters
- larger pendant cutters
- a 30 cm ruler
- straight blade
- needle tool
- clay veneer or cane
Only a week left to the next ClayDay! Next coming Sunday, Enid will be demonstrating a "Finishing – Surfaces, Edges, Backs and Bails". By learning the basics, this technique will come in handy in your pursuit of making professional polymer clay jewellery.
We have also agreed that members will demonstrate any ideas they have to making things using scrap clay. Our guild committee members have a few ideas on how to turn waste scrap clay into something beautiful! Please also feel free to demonstrate to the other members any other way you make use of scrap clay. By using up scrap clay you will save a lot of money on clay and not waste any.
Hope you can join us by sending an RSVP to email@example.com
It was the first meet for 2019 and a great start to the year. Anne taught us how to make a ripple effect which has been simplified so it isn't too complicated. The cut using a ripple blade has to be 90 degrees and you will instantly get good results.
The effect gives you nice patterns and possibilities only limited to your imagination. Anne created many types of jewellery and items using this technique.
In the afternoon Shelley shows us how to make her famous fairy doors. Using simple sculpting techniques to achieve a realistic door in mini form. You can also decorate it with flowers, moss or even leaves. Texturing and shading the wood and stone add depth and realism.
We are glad that some members tried it out even though they are not used to making sculptures. A lot of fairies and little mice will be getting a pleasant surprise.
We also saw members most recent makes. There is some serious talent in the guild!
We had all of our usual tables, clay for sale as well as 'trash to treasure'. Some lucky members won some gifts during the raffle and we would like to thank everyone who donated prizes.
Thank you again to everyone who attended and if you have missed out, remember to catch the next one!
This is a three-day polymer clay bonanza, which is happening from Friday 4th October until Sunday 6th October, at the Mercure Hotel in Norwich.
We have three great tutors booked: from the UK, Cara Jane Hayman, from Slovenia, Tina Mezek, and from the USA, Ginger Davis Allman.
We will have a website, with further details, and booking information, in four week’s time. In the meantime, we are very excited about it.
Watch this space, and hold these dates!
First of all, Happy New Year to all of our lovely members. Our first meet this year will include 2 demonstrations as well as the usual activities.
Shelly will be demonstrating her lovely Fairy Doors which are very in trend right now. If you are not making one for a fairy to move into, you could also turn it into a pendant, key-ring, fridge magnet - anything!
You will need:
Clay - choice of colours including a 'stone' colour
Tissue blades both rigid and flexi
Small flower/blossom cutter (optional)
Small leaf cutter (optional)
Metallic powder (optional)
The other demonstration is presented by talented Anne who will be making a Ripple blade technique on an abstract shaped pendant.
You will need:
Usual clay equipment
A ripple blade
Flexible blade (or large cutter for a pendant shape)
Colours of clay of choice- I usually use 3 or 4 with some contrast
Black and white clay (optional)
Also optional - curved surface for baking eg a light bulb, texture sheet,mica powder (Anne will bring texture sheets , mica powder and paper for anyone to use)
As usual, bring anything you would like to sell or any books to share with other members. We welcome any donations for the raffle and looking forward to seeing you latest polymer clay makes. We look forward to having another great day of claying with like minded friends.
RSVP your spot now by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a full day workshop with an instructor on our last ClayDay of the year. Everyone was taught how to make these floating pendants by Jude Parker. First we had to create a 'support' using scrap clay.
Then cover it with a sheet of Skinner gradient blend.
Jude had also demonstrated a gradient colour blend, from light to dark and how to make little ruffles to decorate our pieces with it.
All of us had a go with our own geometric shapes in varied sizes and Skinner blend colours. The results are absolutely delightful! Many thanks to Jude who was very patient in teaching us on how to make these beautiful pendants.
Even though it was a workshop day with a special guest, that doesn't mean that the usual ClayDay activities weren't available. There were all of our usual tables displaying members' recent makes, raffle, tool library and sale of cheap clay.
It is always nice to see various items that were hand-made by our talented members.
That wraps up Anglian Polymer Clay Guild's ClayDay for 2018! This was probably one of the guild's best year and we hope it will be even better for 2019 so make sure you mark your calendars:
On behalf of APCG, we would like to wish all members and website visitors a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Less than 2 weeks to the last ClayDay of 2018 which is also our annual ClayDay with a full day workshop with a guest. This time the workshop will be conducted by Jude Parker and she will be teaching us how to make these Flight Pendants.
For this workshop you will need to bring:
Current members do not have to pay any additional fees for this full day workshop but we do welcome new members if they would like to attend but would have to pay £30 for the membership fee.
Our usual tables will be running as usual on the day so make sure you bring your latest makes and anything else you would like to sell to other members. We welcome raffle donations and the Guild Tool library will be open.
Remember to also bring your own name-tag made from polymer clay as it will help the instructor to learn your names and there will also be a prize for the best name-tag.
Please make sure to RSVP your place by emailing to email@example.com
Another successful ClayDay with 3 new members and lots to learn! In the morning Enid taught us how to make cutters using a can and simple tools.
June's demonstration taught us how to make a 'brain cane' with a Skinner blend and some simple steps. It's a highly effective technique and members tried to make their own as well.
We had all of our usual tables for everyone to enjoy. We hope members took advantage of the Guild tool library and the discounted clay.
We also love to see our members' beautiful creations. Make sure you bring along your latest polymer clay creations to be featured.
Thank you to all members who attended this meet. We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and hope the new members will be able to join us for future meets.
Our next ClayDay is only 10 days away! This time we will have a demo from June and Enid is showing us how to make our own cutters (and save some money).
June will be showing us how to make a 'Brain' cane. Just in time for Halloween?
You will need to bring:
To learn how to make your own cutters, you will need to bring the following. As usual Enid will also have spares if you don't have them:
You can make your own custom shapes or anything that you may need to create unique pieces.
We will have all of our usual tables and welcome raffle donations. There will also be new silkscreens and cutters that has been added to our guild library. You can also buy cheap supply of clay from the guild or even supplies from members. Bring any magazines or books which you would like to share with members on the day and make sure to also bring your latest make.
Please remember to RSVP your place by emailing to:
To kick things off, Shelly showed a demonstration on how easy it is to make faux Labradorite stone by using just polymer clay! It is a shortened version of one available on YouTube by Ludmila Bakulina and the effect is stunning. Everyone had a go in making their own versions of Labradorite using earthy tones and a bit of shimmer clay.
Members were also given a copy of a project from Sue Heaser's book which they could try out as well. The usual ClayDay had our usual tables including a showcase for members' latest makes. There is so much talent in our guild members and it is great that they can share their work with everyone.
Our Guild Tool Library will be expanding so let us know your thoughts and what we should purchase next.
Members could also purchase cheap clay and other craft items from our sale table. We even gave out packs of clays during the raffle and other gifts which were donated by our lovely guild members.
We hope everyone had a great time and looking forward to the next meet which is 3 weeks away!
The next meet is scheduled in less than 2 weeks! We will have one demo and Sue Heaser has generously allowed us to photocopy a section of her book so we can try it ourselves.
The demo will be done by Shelley and it is for a faux labradorite veneer. Taken from Ludmila Bakulina's YouTube tutorial, this will be a slightly shortened/adapted demo.
For this you will need to bring:
There will be a project from Sue Heaser's book "The Art and Craft of Polymer Clay" which teaches how to make a container from Chapters 25 and 26, which covers boxes bowls and bottles.
If you have this book, please do bring it on the day so we know how many photocopies to make (and you can let us know in the RSVP).
Please also bring:
We will have all of the usual activities on the day so do bring a prize for our raffle and anything else that you may want to share with the group.
Remember to send your RSVP to:
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