2018 Events

Monthly Meetings

When: Every first Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where:  Artworks, 201-2nd Avenue, Edmonds, WA 98020

Programs vary from month to month so we get the chance to learn something new or explore a unique way to play with polymer clay. Each meeting also has a Show-and-Tell portion so be sure to bring one of your works, finished or in progress, with you. We love to share what we’re working on with other clayers!

PLEASE NOTE: The July meeting is cancelled due to the 1st Wednesday is a holiday (July 4th).


NWPCG Clay Days in Lake Forest Park

When: April 14 | June 9 | August 11 | October 13 | December 8 ; these dates are subject to change.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, Washington 98155

Join us for claying and socializing at our next Clay Day! Look for us in The Commons near the stage.  Bring your clay, tools, work lamp and your latest project and see what everyone else is doing with their polymer clay. This event is free of charge and open to anyone who wants to clay along with us – members or curious guests – and see what our Guild is all about. We cannot bake our creations at this location so be sure to bring a sturdy box to take your uncured project home. 

 

Polymer Clay Classes for Beginners- Free!

When:   schedule and registration are to be announced
Time:
Where:  Artworks, 201-2nd Avenue, Edmonds, WA 98020

NWPCG instructors will be teaching the basics of working with polymer clay in this FREE adult class open to the public. Come and see how fun, versatile, and satisfying this medium can be- expand your artistry! All materials provided.
(Older children are welcome accompanied by a parent.)

 

NWPCG Demonstrates at the Evergreen State Fair- Monroe, WA

When:   No dates set yet- We’re working on it!
Where:  https://www.evergreenfair.org/

NWPCG volunteers will be demonstrating new and inspiring techniques for fairgoers- plus free giveaways while supplies last. Come see us in Bldg. 500 and ask all the questions you ever wanted to know about polymer clay!

NWPCG Demonstrates at the Washington State Fair- Puyallup, WA

When:  Monday, September 10th & Saturday, September 22nd 
Where: Washington State Fair  www.thefair.com/

NWPCG volunteers conduct day-long demonstrations where members work on a variety of projects while entertaining questions from the crowd. Free giveaways while supplies last! We will be under the Grandstands in the NW corner of the building.

NWPCG Annual Gingerbread House (Making) Party/Potluck

When:  Saturday, November 3rd
Time:  10am to 5pm
Where: Venue and details to be announced

Other Outreach Projects

When:  Times and dates vary depending on the event
Where: Varied depending on event

Our primary goal is to share the joy of polymer clay and we do this at every opportunity we get. If you have an event in mind and would like to invite NWPCG, contact us at outreach [@] nwpcg.org.

 

Clay Camp 2019

When:  Annual Event; May 16-20, 2019
Where: Camp Huston, Gold Bar, WA

Clay Camp is a long standing tradition started in 1995 by the Northwest Polymer Clay Guild. When it began, it attracted people from all over the USA and Canada. It provides participants with a 24-workroom, delicious foods, and a great selection of polymer clay and crafting classes in a fabulous venue surrounded by nature.

The NWPCG Clay Camp 2018 was held from May 17-21. To find out more about Clay Camp, please go to the Clay Camp page.

Read Past Year’s Magazine Issue: Clay Camp 2016

 

Clay Camp ‘B.O.H.’ Challenge

One of the much-awaited event during Clay Camp is the Bottle of Hope Challenge. It was started in 1999 by Diane Gregoire, a cancer survivor and polymer clay artist. Diane found a way to use her special talents to cheer up the lives of cancer patients going through the ordeal of chemotherapy. She used polymer clay to decoratively cover small glass (non-toxic) medicine bottles and gave them to other patients as a symbol of hope. Bottles of Hope are now created and given worldwide.

Last year’s B.O.H. Challenge brought a wide variety of designs and styles to the table

Thanks to the insightful suggestion of former NWPCG president, Betty Mehlhoff, the B.O.H. Challenge is now an ongoing friendly competition that we hold every year at Clay Camp. Everyone may join in the fun and creativity and decorate a bottle or two (even 17!) that will be donated to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington.

Fantastic glittering ribbons are awarded and bragging rights bestowed on clayers whose bottles were voted best in their category at Clay Camp. The B.O.H. Challenge is now an on-going NWPCG project; members create and donate their decorated Bottles of Hope all year round.

Read more about Bottles of Hope at Bottlesofhope.org