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 3rd Saturday of each month, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., OKC. The church is conveniently located 1/2 block east of Western on 46th. It is close to both I-44 and I-235. Take the Western exit off of I-44 or, if coming on I-235, take either the 50th St. or 36th St. exit. Here is a map for your convenience.
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. Like our Facebook page and join our Facebook group 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 a drawing, and once per quarter, we swap inchies, both of which are completely optional. On swap months, the themes are winter, spring, summer, and fall. On drawing months, the winners of the previous drawing 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. You can learn more about this year’s retreat here.
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):
- Connie Farrell, President
- Penni Jo Couch, Vice President
- Katherine Barnes, Secretary
- Lee Ann Kelley, Treasurer
- Betty Bolerjack, Webmaster
- Jane Linn, Librarian
- Tom Gibson, Bottles of Hope Coordinator