Clay Days

ABOUT THE DAY - AT ST JUDES

Tickets for Clay Days cost £25 Each day runs from 10am-4pm. The venue is on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Ilbert Street, Westminster, W10 4DN. See below or view large map.

Bangles by Carol Blackburn
Bangles by Carol Blackburn
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Alison Clark's mokume duo beads
Alison Clark's mokume duo beads
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A mica shift demo
A mica shift demo
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The Show and Tell table in progress
The Show and Tell table in progress
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Delicate and inventive pendant
Delicate and inventive pendant
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Bridget Derc's beautiful tile work
Bridget Derc's beautiful tile work
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A clay day demo in progress
A clay day demo in progress
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Making puff beads
Making puff beads
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More mica shift demos
More mica shift demos
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Ruth Cohen's spectacular necklace
Ruth Cohen's spectacular necklace
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Deep in discussion!
Deep in discussion!
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Red and grey bangle
Red and grey bangle
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Carol's bead-making tome!
Carol's bead-making tome!
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Ann Parker's vibrant earrings!
Ann Parker's vibrant earrings!
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Cara Jane Hayman demo-ing!
Cara Jane Hayman demo-ing!
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The whole gang in May 2016
The whole gang in May 2016
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Bella demonstrating a unique closure
Bella demonstrating a unique closure
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Ginger's translucent experiments...!
Ginger's translucent experiments...!
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DEMONSTRATIONS

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

PHOTOS

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!

REFRESHMENTS

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.

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

  • Wet wipes

  • Note pad and pen

  • Mug

    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.

Our usual venue, the Greenside Community Centre, continues to be used as a vaccination centre. So, for 2022 we have managed to secure an alternative venue, St Judes Community Hall in Kensal Town which less than 3 miles from Greenside.

The venue offers WiFi and, subject to successful trials, we hope to exploit this to include mixed face-to-face/Zoom meetings.

We aim to have meetings every two months, on the last Sunday of January, March, May , July, September and November. 
2022 Clay Days (Topics subject to confirmation)
 
 

Travel information:

Nearest stations are Kensal Green and Queen's Park stations, both the Bakerloo tube and Overground line, and Kensal Rise on the Overground line

 

The following buses also stop nearby:  6, 187, 316

Please check www.tfl.gov.uk for more details