Clay Camp 2019

REGISTER for Clay Camp 2019

May 16th – 20th, 2019 | Camp Huston, Gold Bar, WA

The Northwest Polymer Clay Guild holds Clay Camp every year in May at Camp Huston, right next to the beautiful Wallace Falls State Park in Gold Bar, Washington.
Clay Camp registrants enjoy the 24-hour workroom, comfortable bedrooms in cabins, delicious meals prepared by Camp Huston’s staff, beautiful trails to stretch your legs, and the opportunity to sign up for a variety of inspiring classes taught by experienced polymer clay instructors! Here are the classes being offered at Clay Camp this year:

Exploring Patterns on Clay
Instructor: Nan Robkin
Friday, May 17th – 9am to noon
$50.00 member | $65.00 non-member

Learn how to create a variety patterns that can be applied to raw or cured clay (or even on veneers) equally well. This class will explore using acrylic paint, gelli plates and stencils for a wide range of new results. Leave class with a variety of wonderful patterns on clay, ready to create magic! The results can be used as frames, book covers, sculpture, buttons, jewelry… and limited only by your imagination. This is an opportunity to learn from a teacher who has spent hundreds of hours discovering the simplicities and complexities of what these processes have to offer.
Students Please Bring: Basic tools, work surface, clay (conditioned or unconditioned) in desired thickness but no bigger than 5″ x 7″; or bring veneers. Additional $5.00 materials fee payable to instructor.


Jewelry Construction Clinic
Instructor: Liz White
Friday, May 17th – 1:30pm to 5:00pm
$25.00 member | $40.00 non-member

Show off those gorgeous handmade beads! Create beautiful jewelry that you’ll be
proud to wear or give as gifts. Some jewelry-making tools and lots of fun extra beads
will be provided along with basic instruction from an expert jewelry maker. You’ll be
able to complete jewelry projects that highlight your polymer clay creations.
Students Please Bring: Your finished polymer clay beads, pendants or anything else
you want to turn into wearable art. Your favorite tools and/or beads (optional).


Caning in a Box… for Out of the Box Applications
Instructor: Marie Segal
Friday, May 17th – 9:00am to 5:00pm
$100 member | $115.00 non-member

A basic caning class with a different approach using different opacities, metallics,
glitters, and translucencies in the Cernit line. Great for testing colors and getting a
basic understanding of the color lines without a huge investment- Marie will supply the clay for class. You will take away a fun perspective you may have not thought of before with Cernit metallics, translucent, opaque colors and the new Opaline line. Explore and see the results before your very own eyes. All techniques learned can be used with
your favorite clay.
Students Please Bring: Work surface, sharp blade, pasta machine, ruler, notebook.


Reversible Necklace
Instructor: Cathy Gilbert
Saturday, May 18th – 9:00am to noon
$50.00 member | $65.00 non-member

Ever wonder what to do with the various veneers that accumulate when learning new
techniques? Turn them into fun reversible beads and string them into a whimsical or
elegant necklace, embellished with glass beads. This reversible necklace with bead
accents uses different veneers on both sides of a bead with a hole in the middle for a
glass bead accent. Learn the best sizes and thicknesses that will be the best choices
for creating a variety of different looks.
Students Please Bring: Basic tools, work surface, uncured clay veneers or
solid-colored clays of your choice.


Pastel Paradise
Instructor: Syndee Holt
Saturday, May 18th – 1:30pm to 5:00pm
$50.00 member | $65.00 non-member

No, not your Spring pastel colors, but pastels like Pan Pastels and oil pastels. Syndee will show you the tricks for her Pastel Puzzle design (gelli plates, too!). Plus how to use Pastels with silkscreens and transfers. And hey! She’ll even show you how to mix trendy pastel colors.
Students Please Bring: Pastels, basic tools, acrylic paints, gelli plates (if you have them). If you have a dual speed heat gun bring that, too!


The Magic of Cernit
Instructor: Marie Segal
Saturday, May 18th – 9am to noon
$50.00 member | $65.00 non-member

A lovely, easy-breezy class with the new Metallic Cernit colors. These are dynamic and oh so juicy! This is a great way to sample the new colors without buying all of them.
We will travel a path through some fun ideas that feature the Cernit metallics.
Mokume Gane , cutting techniques, sheet techniques and mixing colors will be
featured and you will go home with sample pieces
Students Please Bring: Work surface, sharp blade, pasta machine, ruler, notebook.


KC Strippers
Instructor: Syndee Holt
Sunday, May 19th – 9:00am to noon
$50.00 member | $65.00 non-member

Syndee will show you how to create fantastic and complex-looking wearable mini-sculptures that are created using strips of various different techniques including texture, silkscreen, transfers, mokume gane – even bits of glitter and beads! Let your imagination go wild!
Students Please Bring: Basic tools, work surface. Clay is provided, so bring your favorite, silkscreens, textures, and glitters if you can. If not, Syndee has some to use. If you like to use templates, bring those. 


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