About Our Group
The Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild was formed in 2006 by a group of folks who love polymer clay. Our goal is to have a fun, supportive environment where members can enjoy learning about and playing with clay. We enjoy the inspiration that the regular meetings and swaps give us — it’s a great excuse to challenge ourselves and experiment. Clay-ers of every experience level are welcome, even beginners! We love sharing our passion for polymer clay!
The group meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., at the newly renamed Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (formerly the City Arts Center) at the State Fair Park (3000 General Pershing Blvd, Oklahoma City). It’s easiest to get to the building from May Ave. at the fair’s Gate #3 (most other gates stay closed). You can use this map to help find your way to the building. Once there, you can load in and out using the drive-through. For those of you carrying heavy items, they have large rolling carts available — just ask at the front desk.
These monthly meetings often focus on a single project, with members (or sometimes outside teachers) giving the lesson. Meeting announcements and supply lists are generally posted on this website at least a week before the meeting. Subscribe to our OKPolyClay Yahoo group or like our Facebook page to ensure you get meeting reminders.
In addition to the lesson, our monthly meetings also feature a show-and-tell time where members can share their latest creations. On alternating months, we hold either a swap or a raffle, both of which are completely optional. On swap months, the theme is announced ahead of time. On raffle months, the winners of the previous raffle are asked to bring a prize (this can be something like a tool/supply, a book, or even something handmade). Everyone who wants to take part can buy tickets, then deposit their ticket stubs in the container associated with the prize they hope to win. Proceeds go towards the group’s expenses, such as room rental and library.
We occasionally have 5th Saturday Play Days on months with 5 Saturdays. These are a little less structured — a chance to just play with clay with other group members.
Each year, we hold a 3-day retreat where folks can “play in clay all day!” Retreats are open to both members and non-members, but spots are limited. Learn more about our upcoming retreat.
Guests are welcome to attend a couple of meetings before joining. All guests/members who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Thank you to the following members for their hard work and leadership (see a full list of offices and responsibilities on the Officer Duties page):
- Penni Jo Couch, President
- Connie Farrell, Vice President
- Angel Mance & Angela Mabray, Co-Secretaries
- Angela Mabray, Treasurer
- Myra Cleveland, Webmaster
- Jane Linn, Librarian
- Lee Ann Kelley, Assistant Librarian & Assistant Treasurer
- Nance Ross, Bottles of Hope Coordinator