Loretta Lam Workshop Pics

Here are some pictures from the Loretta Lam Workshop held November 7 & 8.
The class description from Loretta:
Balancing Act
Designing a balanced necklace is easy. Put one large element in the middle and surround it with smaller ones on each side. Easy. But don't you long to break this mold, try something more exotic and unique? Asymmetrical balance is like a tug of war between stability and tension. When the design is good it is fresh, modern and dynamic. You will be surprised and delighted to see how easily you can accomplish this with a few key design choices.

In this class you will:
Discover the step by step solutions to asymmetrical balance.
Learn how to use color, texture and form to support your design.
Learn tools to help you overcome design obstacles.
Create a beautifully balanced asymmetrical necklace.

The class was different than our usual project driven classes. We learned a lot more about design principals and visual effects. One of the exercises was to create an example of the concept "Factors Effecting Visual Weight". The picture with the white circles shows the results.

Marilyn Malcarne’s Extruder Demos

Marilyn has been having fun experimenting with extruding polymer canes and combining with different colors to create different patterns.


Sometimes her results are planned and sometimes they are happy "accidents". The single slices show the elements that were combined to create the extruded patterns. She had so much fun that she volunteered to demo her ongoing experiments at the March guild meeting.

I can't wait to see what she has come up with!

Marilyn is Back with more fun experiments!

Carole Monahan’s Demo

Our April Meeting Demo was given by Carole Monahan. She showed us her prints made with a Gelli plate on paper.
Prints can also be done on Polymer Clay.

You can see how much fun she had with all the samples she brought to show us! Carole extruded shapes from a glue gun and used the shapes for printing / resisting ink when printing.

Trip to New England Polymer Artists Guild

Road trip to Franklin MA for the guild meeting of the New England Polymer Artists Guild.

The meetings are held at Ann Marie Donovan's home. (during the week she runs a daycare, so there is plenty of room) Meetings start at 10am with guild business discussed, then the rest of the meeting is open for claying. A wonderful lunch is prepared and shared.
It's a wonderful group and they have plans to bring in many guest instructors.

For more info about the guild, check out their Facebook page
New England Polymer Artist Guild

Dec Meeting Tag Sale and Pot-Luck Lunch

Our December meeting was held on 12/19/15.
It's usually on the 2nd Saturday, but there was a conflict in scheduling with the library.
It's always a great time! Plenty of goodies were donated for the Tag Sale and all kinds of wonderful food had been brought in to share.

Lots of great items donated for the Tag Sale

No such thing as too many desserts! LOL!

Lots of great food and friends to share it with!

Weekend of Clay Classes for 3/5 & 3/6

The vote is in and classes have been selected for the 2016 SCPCG Weekend of Clay!

Dates: Saturday March 5 & Sunday March 6
at the Foxon Firehouse, 1420 North High Street, (intersection of Route 80 & North High St) in East Haven.

The classes are:
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Mica Magic with Diane Villano
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Ode to Spring with Debbie Goodrow
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Easy Bargello Cane with Lisa Gauthier
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Transfer Pin with Michelle Pini

We keep the workroom open in the evening until 9-ish on Sat for whoever wants to clay.
(You don't need to take a class to clay with us on Saturday night)

Traveling Exhibit in New Haven for February

The Guild's Traveling was set up at the Ives (Main) Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library on February 1 and will be there for the whole month.
Hope you can stop by to see it.

The exhibit contains handcrafted works created by our members from polymer clay and some mixed media. Items range from jewelry, pictures, picture frames, bead strands, sculpture, light switch covers, functional and decorative art.

It also contains Bottles of Hope, which is one of our outreach projects.
More info at

If there is a venue that you would like to host our Traveling Exhibit, please contact our coordinator, Gerry Pieper,