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 fellow clayers!
NWPCG Clay Days in Lake Forest Park
When: February 18 | April 15 | June 17 | August 19 | October 21 | December 9 | You can also check our Guild Calendar
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 at the food court near the stage. We always have a blast! 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.
NWPCG Clay Days in North Seattle, Seattle Meet-ups
When: April 22 | May 26 | You can also check our Guild Calendar or Meetup.com/NWPCG1994 for details
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Broadview Branch of the Seattle Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Bring any project you’re working on and spend the afternoon exchanging ideas with other polymer clayers. There is no oven available at this venue.
NWPCG Clay Days in Enumclaw
Clay Days in Enumclaw provide a convenient venue for polymer clayers in the southern Puget Sound area to create and socialize. Everyone and all skill levels are welcome. Members usually bring an oven to this venue so creations can be cured.
When: Times and dates vary depending on the event, please check the Guild Calendar for details
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. Two of the main events we participate in are the Evergreen Fair in Monroe and the WA State Fair in Puyallup. We conduct day-long demonstrations where members work on a variety of projects while entertaining questions from the crowd. We will announce the dates as soon as they are finalized. This usually happens about a month before the event.
If you have an event in mind and would like to invite NWPCG, contact us at outreach [@] nwpcg.org.
When: Annual Event; May 18-22, 2017
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 2017 will be held from May 18-22 and is now open for registration. To register and to find out more about Clay Camp, please go to the Clay Camp page.
Deadline of registration is: May 9, 2017.
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