Florida in February!
October 9, 2006 - The Orlando Area Polymer Clay Guild hosted their very first Florida in February Retreat, and the attendees are still raving about successful it was! Thanks to "Crazy" Nancy Welch, we have LOTS of pictures for another great Guild Picture Show!
Clay ConneCTion 2006
October 1, 2006 - The Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild hosted their 5th Clay ConneCTion Retreat and it was a terrific success! Relive this wonderful event with our PCC Picture Show!
May 17 to 22, 2005 - The hot place to be was the National Polymer Clay Guild's Retreat at Shrinemont, Virginia! Again, this terrific gathering of clayers was an inspirational event for all who attended, and PCC wants to thank "Crazy Nancy" Welch for taking SO MANY pictures while she was there, and for sharing those pictures with PCC! Take a vicarious trip to Shrinemont 2005 through our PCC Picture Show! Some may say that these pictures could cause enlightenment!
And for all the attendees, please add your names to the great photos by using the forms at the bottom of each page. We'd love to put faces and names together with the beautiful work that you talented artists created!
Start the Picture Show right here!
Scenes From 2002!
May 27, 2002 - Leigh Ross attended the 2002 Shrinemont Retreat in Virginia, sponsored by the National Polymer Clay Guild, and again had a fantastic time of claying, visiting many old friends, and as usual, making new friends! Here are some candid shots of some of those artists who attended this year, as well as unique community project - The Shrinemont Frame! See these great pics right here!
More than just a "First Article" for the Guild Gazette, this is the story of one clayer's journey out into the world of Polymer Clay Retreats for the first time! The National Polymer Clay Guild holds a retreat at Shrine Mont every year, and this year SincereLEIGH was there! Take a look at all the fun and sharing that took place during this five day romp in the Mountains of Virginia!
This report is a work in progress, so certain links won't be "live" yet. Keep checking back here at the Gazette as Leigh continues her Amazing Journey, and ALL the links and stories will be concluded!
Be very careful. Once you head out on the open road all by yourself, or with another clay buddy, and join up with more groups of clay artists in a wonderfully romantic wooded area, with no cooking, no cleaning, no telephones (well, there were a couple cell phones, but they didn't work well), no television, and no children, you are NOT going to want to go home. The atmosphere, inspiration and friendship is dangerousLEIGH addicting. If you're anything like me, you will come away a refreshed, motivated, and inspired artist, franticalLEIGH looking for another Retreat to attend!
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Part of the fun in the Polymer Clay Community is the camaraderie with other Clay enthusiasts. The first group to come together that I know of is the National Polymer Clay Guild. This Guild spans the globe with international members.
Then people started getting together in their local towns, and soon formed the Regional Polymer Clay Guilds!
And in some cases, friends just come together to have Clay Days.
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