Events

Weekend of Clay March 14 & 15, 2020

Class Pictures for WEoC2020

Weekend of Clay at the Foxon Firehouse, 1420 North High Street, East Haven,
March 14th and 15th.  (Located at the corner of Rt 80 and High St in East Haven)
Classes BY Members of the guild FOR Members of the guild.

Sat am - Butterfly Koi Fish in Polymer Clay -  Debbie Jaffe
Sat pm - Grunge Roses - Denise Fitzsimmons
Sun am - Insert YOUR Style Here - Carole Monahan
Sun pm - Illuminated Resin - Christy Sherman
Times are 9:00 - 12:30 and 1:30-5 each day Please set up between
(the workroom will be open Saturday evening for extra clay time)

Class fees are $15 each class, payable to the Guild.
Carole will take your payment at the WEoC.

Membership dues will need to be paid to take the classes.
Materials fees paid directly to the teacher on the day of the class.
You can take all 4 classes or any of them.

For Class Descriptions Please Click Here!
(This was emailed to members on 3/4/20)

Weekend of Clay – Class Proposals Needed

Class Proposals Needed

Weekend of Clay class proposals are needed.

For our newer members not familiar with our WEoC - they are classes taught BY SCPCG members FOR SCPCG members. It is a great way to "get your feet wet" if you want to try teaching. The classes are varied and not just polymer. If you have any questions, please email us.

Weekend of Clay 2019

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24

Location: Foxon Firehouse, East Haven, CT

Classes are typically 3 hours: 9:30-12:30 and 1:30-4:30. If a class really needs 4 hours, we have room for one 4 hour class on Saturday afternoon.

Payment: Class fees are $15 so we will pay teachers $150 for up to 10 students, and $15 a head for numbers over 10. You can set a maximum class size if necessary. Materials fees over and above the class fee go directly to the teacher.

PROPOSALS DEADLINE - Due to Carole Monahan at [email protected] by January 15th. We need to get everything together so that the vote can happen by the end of January, and we can publicize and start sign-ups.

Class proposals must be your own original design. Topics can be any polymer clay technique or project as well as non-polymer clay options, multi-media etc. Pretty much any topic you think our guild members would find interesting. Past class

es have covered topics such as beading, basic metalworking, mixed-media play, metal clay, bookbinding, kumihimo etc. as well as various polymer clay techniques or projects such as canework, vessels, transfers, sculpting ...

Class proposals should include a short description of the class as well as a couple of photos. PDF format is greatly appreciated, but word documents are fine.

Dec 8, 2018 Guild Meeting

Tag Sale and Potluck Luncheon for the December 8 meeting (SECOND SATURDAY)

Tag Sale - The more people who bring things in, the better the tag sale!!!

Members DONATE Polymer Clay/art/crafts related items to sell for $1

Bigger ticket items are raffled off.

Smaller items to be packaged into $1 value

Numbers are drawn, we line up.

Members select one item each time around

After a few turns the items are reduced to 2 for $1 and so on until the table is empty.

Potluck Lunch

We all bring in something to share...

Nothing is assigned…

We have plates, napkins, cups, etc.

If it will need serving utensils, please bring them.

We can't keep food cold or cook so keep that in mind. We can keep a few crock pots plugged in.

Weekend of Clay March 10 & 11, 2018

Weekend of Clay at the Foxon Firehouse, 1420 North High Street, East Haven,
March 10th and 11th.  (Located at the corner of Rt 80 and High St in East Haven)
Classes BY Members of the guild FOR Members of the guild.

Sat am - Mitten Beads - Diane Villano
Sat pm - Goddesses with Prerogatives - Carole Monahan
Sun am - Sculpting Flowers and Butterflies in Relief - Christy Sherman
Sun pm - DragonsEyes - Christy Sherman
Times are 9:30 - 12:30 and 2-5 each day
(the workroom will be open Saturday evening for extra clay time)
Class fees are $15 each class, payable to the Guild.
Membership dues will need to be paid to take the classes.
Materials fees paid directly to the teacher on the day of the class.
You can take all 4 classes or any of them.

You can see the finished pieces from our 2017 WEoc on our Weekend of Clay March 2017 Page!

SCPCG At City Wide Open Studios New Haven

Visit us in Room 210
Armory Weekend

The Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild is excited to be participating in City Wide Open Studios this year. The guild's 20th Anniversary and CWOS 20th Anniversary!
We will be at the Goffe Street Armory located at 290 Goffe Street in New Haven on Saturday, Oct 14 & Sunday, Oct 15 from Noon to 6pm.
Some of the members will have their own spaces and a few are exhibiting at the guild table.
Stop in to visit and check out all the art and creativity!

SCPCG 20th Anniversary Celebration

I can't believe it's been almost 20 years since we started the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild!
You are invited to celebrate with us at the Foxon Firehouse on Route 80 in East Haven.

We are hosting a class with Marie Segal the weekend of Sept 30 & Oct 1. The party will be following the class on Saturday.
6 - 10-ish pm.
Current and former guild members and friends are invited to attend.
Do you have any old pictures of the guild you'd like to share?
We're thinking of doing a presentation/screening (or whatever you call it).
Let's all bring an old creation that we were proud of (or hated) and let's see how far we've come. We are always learning, so don't be shy. (In lieu of that, bring your oldest block of clay, LOL!)
Please let us know if you are planning on attending, so we can get a count for the catering.
Reply/RSVP to [email protected]
If you have any questions/suggestions please let me know.
Thank you,
Sharon & Diane
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Sharon Mihalyak - President SCPC Guild

Weekend of Clay March 25 & 26

Weekend of Clay at the Foxon Firehouse, 1420 North High Street, East Haven,
March 25th and 26th.  (Located at the corner of Rt 80 and High St in East Haven)
Classes BY Members of the guild FOR Members of the guild.

Sat am - Baby Seals - Christy Sherman
Sat pm - Woodland Fairy Doors - Debbie Goodrow
Sun am - Floral Chain - Debbie Jaffe
Sun pm - Gelatin Printing - Tracy VanBuskirk
Times are 9:30 - 12:30 and 2-5 each day
(the workroom will be open Saturday evening for extra clay time)
Class fees are $15 each class, payable to the Guild.
Membership dues will need to be paid to take the classes.
Materials fees paid directly to the teacher on the day of the class.
You can take all 4 classes or any of them.

You can see the finished pieces on our Weekend of Clay March 2017 Page!

SCPCG @ BPT ART TRAIL 11/12/16

We will be taking part in the BPT ART Trail on Saturday, November 12 from 10 - 6pm
Highlight of the event can be found here
Members of the guild will have a table at the BIC (Bridgeport Innovation Center) 955 Connecticut Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607 Link to their website http://bridgeport-art-trail.org/portfolio/bpt-innovation-center/

See THAT DOOR - GO IN AND GO TO THE 2ND FLOOR - We'll be on your left

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Agenda October Meeting

Agenda:
Demo - Deb Goodrow and Dorian Merriman - Inka Gold and Guilders’ Paste
‘Tis the Season Challenge Raffle-chain-raffle - Item will be donated by Lynne Anne
Show-n-tell

FYI - City Wide Open Studios will be taking place all weekends in October cwos.org
Helen Malchow will be at Erector Square and Goffe St Armory

Looking Ahead: Clay Day in Milford Joanne’s Sunday Oct 23? West Haven Library?

Guild Officer Elections in December - 2 year term

Trees of Hope” benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. The Guild will be donating a decorated  tree again this year. Members will make 3 (or more) ornaments to decorate the tree, due by the November meeting. Tree will be set up 11/26.

Bridgeport Art Trail Nov 10-13 http://bridgeport-art-trail.org/

Weekend of Clay - Foxon Firehouse has been reserved for March 4&5
Start thinking about classes you’d like to propose / take - Let’s talk...

Demos:
Nov- Christy Sherman - Etsy Store Info
Jan - DYI - Group Discussion - tell us about neat things/tools you’ve made/had made for your artistic endeavors.
Feb - Jackie McKinny - Flowers
March - Carole Monahan-Kampfe - Simple Slicer Demo
April - Lori Michels - Cane Reduction (Butterfly)
May - Christy Sherman - Pan Pastels
tbd - Sharon Mihalyak - Foil Fun

Traveling Exhibit:
Newtown - October
Kingston RI - December

Traveling Exhibit – Stamford

The guild's TRAVELING EXHIBIT was installed for the 1st time in Stamford at the Ferguson Library. It was set up to a series of oooohs and aaahhs and several Bottles of Hope requests as well.
You can stop by and visit we will be there for the summer through the end of September.