For those looking for a new activity that’s fun, easy and inexpensive, stop by the Hopi Room at SunBird on the third Saturday of the month and check out the non-profit Arizona Polymer Clay Guild (AZPCG), an artists’ collective that “encourages self-expression through polymer clay.” Judith Phillips of SunBird is a long-time member of AZPCG who creates detailed sculptural pieces from polymer clay.
AZPCG collaborates with artists and artistic organizations “in an effort to facilitate mutual support, recognition and the exchanging of ideas.” Through monthly meetings, daylong workshops and an annual three-day retreat, the organization strives to unleash the artistic potential of every member.
A demonstration of chalk and pastel stencils on polymer clay, a material made from PVC resin and a liquid plasticizer, was the subject of the January meeting.
Beginners to advanced artists are welcome to attend one free meeting. Dues are $35 a year and meetings typically include a demo or speaker, show and tell, a raffle and time to work with clay.