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LPCG Annual Report 2016

We will be holding our AGM at Clay Day on 25th September 2016.

It is a pleasure to report that the London Polymer Clay Group is flourishing. We continue to have bi-monthly meetings, each attracting a healthy turnout of members. On a couple of occasions we have had a waiting list for places. Our members and visitors come, not only from the UK, but from Europe and even the USA.

Our philosophy is to encourage, teach, inspire and share the development of members’ skills and interests within the polymer clay world. We aim to create a warm and supportive atmosphere where members can discuss their work and develop their talents.

At each meeting there have been excellent wide-ranging demonstrations – usually two on each occasion. These vary from the creative to the practical – some presented by our members, some by visitors.

The Show and Tell table continues to be popular as it is a great chance to ask questions, get advice and display our latest polymer creations – and sometimes disasters.

Services to members are provided, including the excellent library, a range of tools, buffing machine, cane slicer, photo booth, use of ovens etc…. And of course there is cake, coffee and biscuits!

Hopefully members have enjoyed looking at our informative new website which has recently been developed and log into our Facebook pages for information and contributions from members.

In May we had a special celebration for our 9th birthday – with even more cake – we can’t wait for next year – the big 10! Some of our members made amazing tiles for the Fimo 50 celebrations.

There are new ideas and plans for the future and your steering group meets bi-monthly in order to plan meetings and to consider fresh projects. One idea is a Residential Workshop event next year – what do you think?

We would love to hear from you, our members. If you have any suggestions please complete the tear off strip below and place it in our jolly red post box at the next meeting or just tell one of us.

Steering Group Members – all of whom are willing to continue in their roles

Carol Blackburn – Chair

Bridget Derc – Facebook Moderator

Theresa Hoenig – Treasurer

Ann Parker – Library and Events Organiser

Jude Parker – Nursery Group Co-ordinator

Chris Whetstone – Secretary

Ruth Winchester – Website Organiser

Nominations for new steering group members are most welcome.

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