Welcome

Greater Atlanta Polymer Clay Guild [GAPCG] is a non profit group of polymer clay artists with various backgrounds.

In June, our meeting will be on 4th Sunday, June 25; from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Here is the Meeting information.

Reminder GAPCG Members and non-members, we have relocated! We are closer to the artistic side of DeKalb County!

NEW LOCATION
[since February 2016]

Avondale Estates First Baptist Church
47 Covington Rd.
Avondale Estates
GA 30002

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The GAPCG officers serving in 2017-2019

President: Connie S. Clark
Vice President: Jennifer Jacobs
Treasurer: Patty Lee
Secretary: Eva Nace
Librarian: Roxanna Guilford-Blake
Demo/Workshop Coordinator: Donna Pratt
Webmaster: Rita Dumais Sim

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Millefiori Caning Techniques - Three Great Canes with Toni Ransfield

Workshop Instructor: Toni Ransfield (toniransfield@gmail.com)
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Avondale Estates First Baptist Church, 47 Covington Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002.

This is a beginner to intermediate class for the polymer clay student. In this class Toni will teach the basics of Millefiori caning, from Skinner Blends, Bullseye Canes, what a Registration Mark is for, assembling a cane, packing with Translucent Clay to Reducing a Cane.

We will use those techniques to build the following:
• A gorgeous flower cane (center image above);
• A profile rose cane (left image above); and
• A BEAUTIFUL Butterfly cane (right image above).

We will let the canes rest to permit the clay reach an even temperature. Then we will concentrate on reducing the canes, as this is a difficult skill to master and cutting them.

Supplies and Tools:
Translucent Clay: 12 oz total - a combination of 6 oz of Sculpey III translucent and 6 oz of Fimo effect translucent. Must combine and leach overnight!!
Premo White: 8 oz
Premo Gold: 2 oz
Premo Orange: 2 oz
Premo Cadmium Yellow 2 oz
3 Premo colors of your choice, 2 oz each
Tools: Pasta Machine, Ruler, Metal Work Surface, Steel Blade-Stiff
Pre-condition all clay to be used.

For those paying by cash or check make payment as follows to:
GAPCG and hand deliver to Treasurer or mail by August 15, 2017 to:
GAPCG
1403 Barrett Bluff Circle
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
$50 for GAPCG paid members for 2017.
$75 for Non-GAPCG Members= $50 for workshop + $25 to join as member.

For those making payment via PayPal make payment as follows to:
go online to your PayPal account and click on “make a payment.”
Fill in the section for payment to go to: gapcg1@gmail.com and note it is for the “Workshop”
once you enter in the appropriate payment amount shown below:
$51.43 for GAPCG paid members for 2017.
$76.99 for Non-GAPCG Members.

If you need a printable link to this workshop here is the .pdf file.

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WE WILL BE DONATING TO THE CHURCH'S FOOD PANTRY EFFORTS AT THIS JULY MEETING [Jul 23] RATHER THAN IN DECEMBER THIS YEAR. PLEASE BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS.

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Jen Jacobs: "I believe it was a success!! I know I had a wonderful time and hope these gals did too!! Mark your calendar and join us in October 12-15, 2017!!"

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2017 Meetings & Events

  • Jun 25 – 2-5pm
  • Jul 23 – 2-5pm
  • Aug 27 – 2-5pm
  • Sep 24 – 2-5pm
  • Oct 12-15 – Full Days ! Fall Retreat
  • Oct 22 – 2-5pm ! Silent Auction
  • Nov 19 – 2-5pm ! Holiday Market
  • Dec 10 – 2-5pm ! Holiday Party
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    As a non profit group of Polymer Clay artists with various backgrounds, it is our goal to advance knowledge and develop proficiency among Greater Atlanta Polymer Clay Guild members in the use of polymer clay through exchange of experience, expertise, education, and exhibitions of polymer clay art. In addition, to foster public awareness of polymer clay art through demonstrations and exhibitions.

    Shibori Workshop with Debbie Jackson, September 25-26, 2015 Shibori Workshop with Debbie Jackson, September 26, 2015
    SHIBORI: from Textiles to Polymer Clay, 2-day workshop with Debbie Jackson, September 25-26, 2015.
    Fall Retreat 2015 GAPCG Retreat, Fall 2015.
    This is GAPCG 4th Retreat [since 2013] at Salem Camp Ground, Covington, GA.
    GAPCG October 2015 Demo with Patty Lee GAPCG October 2015 Demo with Patty Lee
    Making Silver Wire Angels need full attention!!!
    GAPCG November 2015 Demo with Lisa Arnold GAPCG November 2015 Demo with Lisa Arnold
    Elegant Mokume Gane slice by Lisa Arnold.

    We have sponsored workshops by well-known polymer clay artists such as Dorothy Greynold, Barbara McGuire, Lindly Haunani, Dan Cormier and Debbie Jackson.

    We meet once a month with programs by members; demonstrations, show and tell, sale of new and used supplies, and an extensive library of books and videos for members to borrow.

    On this website, you can find information about next meeting program and the supply list, our library catalog, photos and links.

    If you are not a member, now is a great time to sign up! Come to our meeting, take advantage of our FREE first meeting.

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