The Kansas City Polymer Clay Guild
KCPCG (as we lovingly refer to ourselves) was started in the early 2000s by a group of polymer clay lovers following a Klew workshop they attended together. We usually meet the second Tuesday of each month, with quarterly Saturday "Clay Play Days," which give us time for more in-depth work on a technique. A monthly additional "free play Saturday" provides side-by-side learning for anyone who wants help or just someone to "clay" with. We learn from one another, experiment and play with various techniques and new products and have a great time doing so! The Kansas City Polymer Clay Guild provides camaraderie, professional growth, friendships, social outlet and learning to artists from the Kansas City metro area.
Chihuahua Clown, by Deb Williams
Generously hosted by a local bead shop owner who is also a member, we meet in aclassroom space equipped with tables, chairs and curing oven within the store. A local bead store occasionally sponsors open-to-anyone clay workshops with well-known teachers, but our monthly meetings are taught by members who are willing to share the results of their experiments, great tips, and advanced skills. Visitors may attend 2 meetings before we ask them to join and pay dues.
|Kashigawa Pendant, by Robin Young|
Recent topics included using kashigata molds to make pendants and bracelets, faux raku using polymer clay, drawing (with no smudges) with ink onto cured polymer, and using easy-to-find materials to make yo
- grab bag (included things like finger cots, trinkets, odd items)
- fortune cookie (portray your fortune in clay - harder than you might think!)
- make yourself in clay (face cane or abstract?)
- insects and winged creatures (bugs, fairies, birds, etc)
|Pillow Puff Potion Pot, by Michele Wineland|