Sunday, March 27, 2011

PPCG members teach on

Three Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild members are instructors on

Denise Graham
Still Life Floral Clay Painting

In the class, Denise demonstrates the technique on a floral still life. After you learn basic techniques, you can apply them to any subject matter you like, such as Denise's fish at left or the many examples on her flickr gallery.


Lesley Polinko 
FREE BASIC Tutorial: Human Body, Face Proportions, and a Little Leo! 
FREE BASIC: Basic Polymer Clay Sculpture  
FREE BASIC: Basic Armature for Sculpture

Lesley teaches basic anatomy and sculpture techniques in three free classes. The beautiful green lady at left started as wire and basic clay shapes, too, and then Lesley built her up with more clay, color, and fiber (and, most importantly, many years of observation and diligent work!) 


Laura Tabakman
Spikes Pendant

Laura's spikes class will get your ideas can take what you learn here and go in a million directions with your own color schemes and arrangements.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New York workshop with Laura Tabakman

PPCG member Laura Tabakman is teaching a workshop in Manhattan, NY on April 2-3.

On the first day of the workshop students will learn surface techniques and make elements that will be assembled on the second day into a piece of jewelry or a mixed media sculpture. Students will develop their own language with elements that can be later assembled into any kind of work. Students will be able to choose which project to pursue in class. 

There is still space available in the class.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

PPCG Workshop: Ronna Sarvas Weltman

Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1, 2011

With much excitement and anticipation, the Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild (PPCG) is hosting artist, author and teacher of polymer clay, Ronna Sarvas Weltman, for two days of  instruction. Wire beginners will learn how to work with wire, and those with experience will learn new tricks, including how to enhance their organic aesthetic in their wire skills. 
We will also play in depth with polymer clay, paying particular attention to incorporating wire into polymer clay (and polymer into wire). This is not a project class; students will learn a whole bunch of tricks. Ronna's classes are focused on helping every student feel empowered in articulating her or his own "artistic voice."

The workshop will be held at:
 Georgetown Clubhouse  Valley View Drive  |   Lawrence, PA 15055  
Please contact Laura Tabakman to reserve your place.  
lauratabakman (at) yahoo (dot) com

Member fee $170.  Non-member $185.
Ronna is providing clay and wire for the workshop so if you've always wanted to "test the polymer waters" before buying a bunch of supplies...this is a great opportunity. We'd love to have you join us!

Guild exhibition

We have a show in Saxonburg, come and check it out!
Many thanks to the Saxonburg Area Artists Cooperative for giving us this opportunity, and many more thanks to guild member Barbara Kaczor for organizing it!
See images of the opening here


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild Welcomes YOU!

You're invited! Join us for a "Clay Day" before we take our summer break...

Monthly Clay Days are held September through June, 10 am to 2 pm at the Stephen Foster Community Center in Lawrenceville, 286 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

  • April 17, 2011 
  • May 15, 2011 
  • June 13, 2011
Our usual meeting day is the third Sunday of the month.
Watch this blog for details on demonstrations planned for each clay day.