I have been a member of the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild for over ten years. Joining the Guild is one of the best deals around.
Aside from offering an extensive library of books and videos, clay days, field trips to Polymer Clay Express, and loads of good people ready to enable your clay adiction, the Guild has a twice-yearly newsletter, The Clay News, a Blog, a Flickr site, and our yearly retreat held in May, Polydelphia.
During the time I have been a member, I have taken guild-sponsored classes with Gwen Gibson, Maggie Maggio, Lindly Haunani, Elise Winters, S.L. Savarick, Donna Kato, Grant Diffendaffer and Dan Cormier and Tracy Holmes.
And don’t forget the Guest Artist Program, the only one if its kind. Nationally known artists give classes on a Saturday to Guild members who pay tuition. The the artist attends the regularly scheduled Sunday Guild meeting and teaches and demonstrates for the entire Guild. Or maybe the teacher comes to the meeting only, as a guest teacher. The artist fees come out of member dues and Guild fundraisers. How cool is that? To learn more about this great program, click here, and read the story in the September 2007 issue of The Clay News on page 4.
If you want to join us, check out our web site. Dues are only $30.00 a year. At that price, how can you afford not to join?