Exploring the possibilities with polymer clay!

We made elements for the Into The Forest worldwide collaboration. Emily gave us plenty of ideas for making leaves, mushrooms and other woodsy stuff suitable for use in the installation. Thank you Polyform for supplying us with the clay and thank you Sara Caldwell of Blue Santa Beads for supplying us with a great meeting space.

Enjoy the pictures! Click on the image below to go to our Flickr page.

Into The Forest

Summer break is over and guild meetings are starting up again. Time to put away the sunglasses and break out your clay.  Our first two meetings will not be held at Hillman because the room  is not available in September or October.   Our alternate meeting site is Blue Santa Beads, 1165 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063

348sBlue Santa owner Sara Caldwell kindly  volunteered  her wonderful shop for our next two meetings. There is a great work room to meet in and Sarah will be offering our members a discount on her products.  Blue Santa is stocked with  a wide range of beads,  polymer supplies and much more. The shop has a parking lot parking and is easy to get to by car or public transit.  Get directions here.


The other big change is that we are going back to membership instead of a pay per meeting system. For the low price of $40 a year, you’ll get all the benefits of membership.For more information, go to our website, here.

Please  join us for our September meeting where we’ll be taking a trip Into the Forest with Emily Squires Levine. 13575941_10154273337359491_7615899804204796869_o We will be making elements for the Into The Forest worldwide collaboration. Read about this ground-breaking project on the Into The Forest Facebook page here.  Emily will share ideas for making leaves, mushrooms, and other plant forms that might be appropriate for inclusion in the project and will bring samples for inspiration.  All clay will be provided by Polyform which is generously supporting this project.

Update: Read about Into The Forest installation currently on view in Philadelphia here.


Please click here  for general information and to contact the guild.



The Guild is excited to announce its first master class in a long while.  This Saturday, the  talented Julie Eakes will teach her class on Silk Road pins this (June 18) and join us as a guest artist for our  monthly meeting on Sunday June 19.

Where: Sydney Hillman building, second floor
22 S. 22nd street Phila. Pa. 19103

From Julie about the class:

My “Silk Road” series of jewelry gives the feeling of vintage object. In this one day class students will create a pin in this style using color, surface techniques, textures and cane work.


Master class with Julie Eakes June 18- Silk Road pins.  Class starts at 10:00 am
June Meeting with Guest Artist Julie Eakes – June 19.  Meeting starts at 10:00 am

Where: Sydney Hillman building, second floor – 22 S. 22nd street Phila. Pa. 19103

Cost to attend: Master class – $ 110

Cost to attend Sunday meeting with Julie as  guest artist- $20 (the guest artist meeting is free if you sign up for the master class)

Reminder – changes in the works
Starting in September we are eliminating using meetup.com and switching back to membership dues of $40 dollars a year.  Until September meetings with no guest artist will be $5 and meetings with a guest artist will be $20. 
We are in the process of updating the blog and calendar and will be posting updates there and on our facebook page. 


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Be sure to catch Terri at the show this weekend!  For more information press here.








Our very own Elizabeth Swartz will be selling her work at the Spring Fine Art and Crafts Show of the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen on April 30 and May 1.


If you can’t make the show, you can buy Liz’s work on Etsy or follow her on Facebook.

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