ABOUT THE DAY - AT GREENSIDE
Each day runs from 10am-4pm and our current venue is Greenside Community Centre, 24 Lilestone Street, Marylebone, London, NW8 8SR. See below or view large map.
We usually have one or more demonstrations by volunteers from the group; we try to let you know in advance what these will be and whether you need to bring anything special
We are a very friendly group and people are usually willing to offer advice and guidance to beginners on an ad-hoc basis. However we often also run a short session for complete beginners, our "Nursery Group" - if you would like to be included in this please let us know as part of your booking.
You may take still photos (unobtrusively!!!) during the demos, but in fairness to our demonstrators, please do not video any of the demos. Please don't post your photos onto Facebook or other social media after the event.
SHOW & TELL TABLE
In addition we have a “Show-and-Tell” table at each Day. Members can use this to display and talk about a recent creation, or to ask for help in solving a problem. If you don't bring anything to show, you're quite likely to have your (polymer!) jewellery removed at the door!
Please be aware that pieces on the Show and Tell table WILL be photographed and posted on our website and facebook site.
Lastly, the table is called 'Show and Tell' for a reason - please be willing to answer questions abour your process and techniques - that's how everyone learns!
We charge £24 per session, except £20 in January, to cover the cost of hiring the hall and other incidental expenses.
We provide tea and coffee (and often cake and biscuits) during the day, but you will need to bring your own packed lunch and a mug.
There is a M&S food hall within five minutes walk (inside Marylebone station)
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT (general)
Polymer clay and scrap clay
Pasta machine and clamp (sorry no motors)
Worksurface such as formica, tile or glass chopping board
Usual tools – craft knife, needle tool, tissue blade, measure, cookie cutters
Note pad and pen
You may need additional equipment for specific techniques - please check out the timetable for the day.
There are lots of tables but please would you bring some sort of table protection such as polythene – a split open bin bag would be OK.
Before the pandemic, our meetings were every two months, usually on the last Sunday of January, March, May, July, September and November.
Our usual venue was Greenside Community Centre, Lilestone Street, Marylebone NW8 8SR. See below.
Until the Pandemic is resolved we will be holding Zoom Clay Days. The agenda for these meetings will vary. For details, please see booking information for specific days.
Clay Days in 2021 (Topics subject to confirmation)
11th April Pitch and play - half day Zoom meeting with a focus on using scrap clay. 10:12:30
25th April Zoom meeting hosted by South of the River Group. Topic to be confirmed
Later in the year - tiling cane slices with Bridget Derc
We are currently running our Clay Days online via Zoom. Prices vary but most days are at the reduced price of £5 per session or no charge. We aim to cover our basic running costs with any surplus going to charity. Workshops with full demonstrations are individually priced.
Nearest Tube Stations:
Marylebone, Edgware Road
Served by the following buses on Lisson Grove, Rossmore Road Lisson Grove (Stop LK): 139, 189
Please check www.tfl.gov.uk for more details