Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild at the Boulevard Gallery

Opening reception Saturday, August 4, 2012  -- 6-9 p.m.
Boulevard Gallery   736 Allegheny River Blvd.    Verona, PA 15147
Regular hours 12-4, Friday and Saturday
Please join us for a glass of wine, a few tasty snacks, and a look at some creative, interesting, inventive, and fun polymer clay art. Most items will be for sale.

If you want to participate, please let Barbara Kaczor know a.s.a.p.
By July 3, email to her:
Your artist's statement, your mailing address (for payment), 
and a photo of a piece if you wish to be included in advertising. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sarah Shriver Workshop: A Good Time Was Had by All!

Sarah is a great teacher and this intricate Kaleidoscope Caning class had a lot of "content" (how many times did she say this word today?) so it kept us busy for the entire two days.
The class structure was perfect...Sarah would take 20 minutes to show us a few steps and then we'd go back to our tables for 60-90 minutes so to try it. And look how nice they all turned out!
This was where we left it at the end of the first day:

Canes, canes, and more canes!

Barbie Mullinix

Deanna Miller

Deb Rusonis

Denise Graham

Denice Girardeaux

Diane Dick

Kathy Bintrim

Sarah Shriver's demos made during class.

Selma Andrews

Wendy Casperson

Diane's variations on her canes.
After the first cane was built, we cut it into smaller pieces ,
and put the pieces together in new ways.

back row: Barbie, Rebecca, Kathy, Denise, Deb, Selma
front row: Marcy, Sarah, Denice, Diane, Deanna, Wendy
(Cathy had to leave early.)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Special Clay Day: Sunday, June 24

CHANGE IN LOCATION for June 24 Special Clay Day...see below.
We don't usually meet in June but we're making a special exception because Barb has uncovered an opportunity for a show at a Gallery in Verona in August. 
We need to get together to coordinate our plans. This is a good chance to be seen in a new part of town and who knows...we could find new customers or new members there!
We will meet on Sunday, June 24 at Barb's Four Directions Jewelry Studio at 11 am to discuss show details.
You can hang around after -- bring your clay, bring a jewelry project, try out some tools in Barb's studio, do a little shopping, or have show-and-tell with items you made using techniques learned in the Sarah Shriver workshop.
Barb hinted at an idea for more ways to use up scrap clay and slices...Barb, is there more we need to know or bring with us?

studio address:      824 Pittsburgh Street   Springdale, PA 15144       724-681-7611

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Still taking registrations for Sarah Shriver Workshop

It's not too late to sign up for the Sarah Shriver workshop. Money due by May 20. Read the details here...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

PPCG show in Saxonburg opens April 7

Join us for the opening of the 
Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild's Show
April 7, 2012 - 6:30pm until 9:30pm
Gallery in Saxonburg, 215 Main St, Saxonburg, PA 16056

Exceptional jewelry and unique small sculptures in vivid colors fill the Gallery...
Members from across the Pittsburgh area will be there to meet you and discuss their works and processes...
If you missed it last year this is a show worth the trip!
Join us for refreshments and a reception for the Artists on Saturday Evening, April 7 from 6:30-8:30 at the Gallery in Saxonburg. The show will run through April 21 during regular Gallery hours or call 412-260-5779 for additional hours


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sarah Shriver Workshop

Intricate Kaleidoscope Caning JUNE 2-3, 2012 — 9 am to 5 pm   Pittsburgh, PA (Bridgeville area)

Students will create a polymer clay cane with the illusion of depth and movement by repeating an interlocking pattern and Skinner blends. The class will take time selecting colors and working on the visual texture and quality of this fairly simple cane. Then Sarah will show the class ways of kaleidoscoping the cane to create infinite and intricate variations. She will also share ideas on bead construction and finishing techniques.

All skill levels welcome!

The workshop will be held at
Georgetown Clubhouse | Valley View Drive | Lawrence, PA 15055
Lunch available for an extra fee paid at the workshop

The deadline for the deposit ($100) is April 20, with the balance due May 18.

$165 PPCG Members; $175 non-member

Polymer Clay Workshop with internationally known instructor

Please contact Rebecca at berecca [at] aol.com to reserve your place,
get instructions for mailing payment, and receive the supplies list.

Cancellations before April 20 receive a full refund of your registration fee. Cancellations between
April 20 and May 18 will receive 50% refund. After May 18, your registration fee will be refunded by
50% only if your space can be filled with another student.

Sarah Shriver

Saturday, January 7, 2012

NEW DATE!! JUNE 2-3: Workshop with Sarah Shriver

PPCG Spring Workshop  -  JUNE 2-3, 2012  - Pittsburgh, PA
Sarah Shriver

Sarah's description of the class:
Students will create a polymer clay cane with the illusion of depth and movement by using a repeat interlocking pattern and the Skinner blend. We will take time selecting colors and work on the visual texture and quality of this fairly simple cane. Then I will show you some ways of kaleidoscoping the image to create infinite and intricate variations. Lastly, I will share my ideas on bead construction and finishing techniques.

All skill levels welcome  More details to come. Watch this space for cost, location, supplies list.
If you think you might be interested in attending, send an email to berecca at aol dot com

January Clay Day -- Sunday, January 15

January Clay Day -- Sunday, January 15
As usual, it's the 3rd Sunday and you're invited!
10 am to 2 pm at the 
286 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 

We will have a demo around noon...topic yet to be decided! Bring your clay and join us!