……and a massively heat welcome to the primary version of the brand new e-newsletter from the British Polymer Clay Guild. Our publication PolyNews will complement our web site, www.bpcg.org.uk and can carry you an everyday and concise round-up of all the present highlights. PolyNews will make sure you don’t miss out on polymer occasions within the UK, Europe and additional afield; we are going to take a look at drive new merchandise in your behalf, hunt down thrilling work from different polymer artists, try blogs, write e book opinions, observe down elusive artists and persuade them to disclose their darkest secrets and techniques! There will probably be alerts once we are planning particular occasions on the BPCG Fb websites and there’s lots extra concepts within the pipeline together with common give-aways from our proficient Committee Members and different covetable and sometimes distinctive clay-related objects. Hold a watch out for the month-to-month version of PolyNews so you do not miss out.
We very a lot hope you’ll stay up for receiving PolyNews in your in-box and that you’ll benefit from the content material in addition to discovering a helpful useful resource. If you’re a member of the Guild, you’ll obtain the e-newsletter routinely and in addition you probably have requested to be stored updated with the Guild. Nonetheless, we perceive that in-boxes can typically be overwhelmed, so it’s straightforward to unsubscribe by clicking the hyperlink beneath. You may subscribe at any time from the BPCG web site.
If you want a print copy of PolyNews, we’re going to make them out there on the Regional group conferences. Please contact your native group co-ordinator, in order that they will put together it for you if you attend the Clayday.
I anticipate you’ve heard the sayings, ‘You’re by no means too previous to be taught one thing new’, and ‘You may’t train an previous canine new tips’. Our previous web site served us faithfully, creaking into the twenty first Century however simply couldn’t sustain with the unimaginable technological adjustments we’ve seen within the final decade. I understand how it felt. We’re lucky that we’ve on our Committee proficient individuals who gleefully embrace social media and technological networking abilities and who’ve the endurance to show the remainder of us to not concern it. You’ll meet them in PolyNews in the end. They’re working tirelessly and going with out sleep, I concern, with the launch of our pretty, new and recent web site. Lizzi, our net editor has acquired many compliments on the trendy and clear look.
The British Polymer Clay Guild Fb web page www.fb.com/BritishPCGuild and Group discussion board www.fb.com/teams/538935692939040/ have proved to be invaluable preserving our devoted members and the rising claying neighborhood updated with Guild occasions. Now we have a closed group particularly for BPCG members in addition to an open group in order that we are able to community broadly each right here and world wide. Do test into each regularly, because the open group is a useful discussion board for the trade of assist and concepts.
This previous canine is studying new tips, if a bit slowly. I’ve been claying for over ten years, and I imagine I’m properly up with most issues polymer. I now double test what I’ve assumed I’ve identified, on questions corresponding to what varnish to make use of on polymer. I didn’t realise that one model of polymer clay will react in a different way with one other model of clay’s varnish, and that query is essential should you work with completely different manufacturers. That’s the place PolyNews will turn out to be useful. After we spot an fascinating technical notice, we are going to steer you in the suitable course. By the way, for the above query, hop on over to Ginger Allman Davis’s wonderful web site, The Blue Bottle Tree https://thebluebottletree.com
Chair, March 2017
It is our twentieth Anniversary!
The Guild was shaped 20 years in the past on the twenty third of September. We thought it might be a great excuse for a celebration, so we wish to invite you to the twentieth Birthday Celebration of the British Polymer Clay Guild. It would happen on twenty third and twenty fourth September 2017. Save the weekend! Now we have secured an incredible venue in Kidderminster, largely because of the beneficiant clay spirit of Lisa Walker of Lisa Walker Designs, and the Trustees of The Merely Limitless Wellbeing Centre. A lot frantic planning and scheming is occurring in the mean time. We are going to let you know the way our plans are progressing in the end, however in the meantime, hop on over to the Merely Limitless web site http://www.simply-limitless.org and take a look at all that pretty area.
Lessons, programs and different clay goings-on
Hobbycrafts and Miniatura on the NEC Birmingham
Due to the untiring and dependable work of Committee members Allan Marshall, Ange Smith and Fiona Abel-Smith, supported by different members of the Guild, who’re in fact under no circumstances tempted by the chance to pattern the Hobbycrafts present, the Guild at all times has a powerful presence at these occasions. This report from Fiona explains why…..
‘We had a fantastic 4 days on the NEC once more for the Hobbycrafts present, and as at all times we took particulars from anybody who confirmed severe curiosity in becoming a member of considered one of our teams. The present was slightly quieter than previous years and I actually seen that the overwhelming majority of people that we spoke to got here from the midlands areas. many individuals took the Guild’s enterprise playing cards and so hopefully even those that did not need to go away a contact e-mail should get in contact (I’ve had one for the South Midlands group this morning – so that you by no means know). We give away ‘orphan’ beads very often which we connect our web site particulars to, and it was such a pleasure to have the ability to inform folks concerning the new web site.’ The longer model will probably be out there to Members within the web site.
Lisa Walker has additionally shared her private expertise on the Guild stand and we will probably be listening to from Lisa within the Could PolyNews. Possibly it’s going to encourage you to volunteer for the subsequent present. It’s a enjoyable and rewarding expertise.
We are going to go away you now to go on over to the Guild net pages and spend a little bit of time discovering your method round. Have enjoyable, and we’d love to listen to from you!
A lot of you might have been asking when your membership is up for renewal. Nicely, it’s due by the thirtieth April for everybody besides for many who have joined not too long ago (properly accomplished – you might have joined on the proper time!). As a particular incentive, we are going to choose a paid up member at random to obtain an additional particular clay associated reward – the draw will happen on the seventh of Could and the fortunate recipient will probably be given a shout out on the Fb members web page! Click on right here to finish the membership type or contact Angela@BPCG.org.uk for extra particulars.