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., usually at the New Day Church of the Nazarene at 5949 NW 39th Expressway in Warr Acres. It is just west of MacArthur. Here is a map. Enter through the double glass doors toward the back of the building. Please note that this is a temporary location until the new Oklahoma Contemporary Arts building is completed. Be sure to check the announcement on the home page to make sure of where we are meeting because we cannot always meet at the church.
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 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. We’ll have more information about our upcoming retreat available soon.
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):
- Betty Bolerjack, President
- Shirley Conaway, Vice President
- Katherine Barnes, Secretary
- Lee Ann Kelley, Treasurer
- Cheryl Reich, Webmaster
- Jane Linn, Librarian
- Tom Gibson, Bottles of Hope Coordinator