Clay day on Sunday the 29th May 2016 marked the 9th Birthday of the London Polymer Clay Group.
Like small acorns the group has grown from just myself and a beader meeting in a London coffee shop to the many members who now attend from London and far beyond.
On the 29th May 36 polymer enthusiasts arrived to celebrate. There were several new people and attendees came from Wales, Germany, Greece and of course our guest Ginger Davis Allmann from the USA who was over here for a family wedding.
As soon as everyone had arrived, greeted old and new friends and found a place, we began the day.
Our planned demo was unfortunately cancelled at the last moment due...
For the September meeting of the London Polymer Clay Group at our new venue, the Greenside Community Centre, 24 people had booked a place online. A very warm welcome to newcomers Eleanor Watson, Marion Lahayville, Eileen Evans from Chester and to Veronique Hoffmann (Fimomaus on Flickr), Angela Garrod’s friend from Germany.
The highlight of the day was Cara Hayman’s demo of her Delft Flower Cane. It started as a demo but as the cane is so intricate the demo became a workshop. The ovens were in full use as slices were baked at each stage of the cane construction. Several people remarked that they now have a much better understanding of how a complex c...
Our July clay day was at our new venue Greenside Community Centre in Marylebone NW8. It’s a well-run centre and we hope it will be our home for many more meetings and workshops.
A warm welcome to our new members Jane Rees and Irene Hoiles. They’re new to the group but definitely not new to polymer clay and I can see we will be asking them both to do demos for us in the future!
So that our clay days will be more about playing with clay, information about our events and news of what is happening in the London group and elsewhere will be posted on our website and on our LPCG Facebook page. This is run by Veronika Sturdy and will be where you go to fi...
On the 26th of May we celebrated the 6th birthday of the London Polymer Clay Group. Our group has been growing from strength to strength since 2007 and nearly 35 members came to celebrate this special event.
At previous birthdays we’ve held a joint polymer project such as the group Flower Cane and this year we had the Mystery Jigsaw Challenge. The jigsaw was based on the London Tube map which when assembled would reveal two messages. Everyone participating chose one of 40 envelopes. In each envelope was a 2 x 2 inch piece of paper with a design in black and white representing a piece of the jigsaw. Also in each envelope was a 2 x 2 inch squa...
Posted on May 27, 2012 by London Polymer Clay Group
On the 27th May we celebrated our 5th birthday. It’s wonderful how the group has grown steadily from when I met beader Jean Power in the coffee shop in Waterstones bookstore in Piccadilly in 2007. She’d emailed me out of the blue about my book and I said let’s meet. So over coffee we admired each others work and I jokingly said that it was the first meeting of the London Polymer Clay Group. I posted a short account of our meeting on my website with the date for another meeting. At the next meeting 5 came.
As our numbers doubled we soon out grew our welcome at the coffee shop and we began m...
The September clay day was extra special as we have moved into our new home, the Hugh Cubitt Centre in Islington. This is the 3rd venue since the group began in 2007. Our membership numbers have steadily grown and the larger venue means we have plenty of space for about 40 – 45 people. I think that it will be our home for quite a while.
Nico’s coffee shop is at the entrance to the centre and they very kindly opened up on Sunday especially for us. The Steering Group arrived early and immediately ordered the fantastic full English breakfast, toasted sandwiches and delicious lattes before going upstairs to set up the room.
The 31st July meeting was held on a beautiful summer’s day at the Betty Brunker Hall. As is thenorm now for this exciting group, it was extremely well attended with a waiting list of people hoping to attend. People arrived and there was a lovely atmosphere. It’s heartening to see how warmly people greet each other and how eager they are to share with and learn from each other.
The first happening was a short demonstration from Christine Dumont. In her own words she was the “entrée” to Rebecca Thickbroom’s forthcoming piece de resistance.
Christine’s topic was how to combine metallic clay with iridescent powder. She said she...