Bristol Polymer Clay Day
There aren’t any polymer clay groups that meet in my local area, I travel to London when I can for the London Polymer Clay Group meetings but decided it would be nice to be able to meet at other times with other people who wouldn’t get bored of talking polymer clay all day! So I set up a group.
Last Thursday we met for the second time, although mainly it was different people from the first time due to peoples availability. It was great fun! We all have very different experiences and interests and we all learnt lots of tips from each other. We were a bit squashed at my kitchen table but it seemed a shame not to be sat together (I did have space on my work bench in the adjoining room)
I showed them how to make my little cats, but forgot to take a picture. I know that the ‘danger man of polymer clay’ Harry took a picture of the cats so hopefully he will share it on his blog soon. So glad he was able to make it, he has a very different approach. You can find him on facebook too Purky-Products
Here’s the show and tell table
As you can see we have a range of different styles and use quite varied techniques in our work. It was great to discuss how we did things.
We watched Sandra make a lady in a red dress to go on top of a celebration cake – I couldn’t do that! You can see some of her figures in the centre of the picture. She also makes cupcake bouquets , real cakes not polymer ones, which look amazing!
It was great to meet Dana, I love her polymer clay creations, you can see a better view of her creations on flickr. Anita is fairly new to polymer clay (she’d been to a workshop with me so has got off to a flying start!) and has some interesting ideas, I look forward to seeing what you make next!
It was great to have Penny Vingoe of Clayaround come down to join us with Ann, thank you for coming all that way ladies! If you live in mid Wales get in touch with Penny to find out about her own clay days – I’ve been to one and they are a buzz of inspiring creativity (oh and you can get some clay or supplies whilst you are there from her amazing clay room!).
We are talking about having some kind of swap at the next one, perhaps texture sheets. If you fancy coming along to the next one do get in touch. Why don’t you see if there are people you can meet up with to craft together near to you?