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!
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: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Venue and details to be announced
NWPCG Demonstrates at the Evergreen State Fair- Monroe, WA
When: No dates set yet- We’re working on it!
NWPCG Demonstrates at the Washington State Fair- Puyallup, WA
When: Monday, September 10th & Saturday, September 22nd
Where: Washington State Fair www.thefair.com/
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.
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.
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