Meetup With The Vancouver Polymer Clay Guild

Vancouver Polymer Clay GuildVideo #524: Fish sculpture by Joan Taylor. Also hear from Nancy Quin, April Payton, Lawrence Smith, Ellen Kocher, Claudia Rubinstein.

Topics Covered In This Video:

  • Members of the Vancouver Polymer Clay Guild (VPCG) gather in White Rock to meet Claudia Rubinstein from Australia and to do a bit of a show and tell.
  • Nancy Quin shares with us a little about the guild and how it got started.
  • VPCG formed in 2007 and meets in Surrey B.C. the second Saturday of every month. 103 members.
  • Nancy talks about the Horizons Retreat that the guild hosts every second year… next one is in 2015.
  • Show and Tell from Claudia Rubinstein (teapots), Nancy Quin (Pixelated Cane Bowl and jewelry), April Payton (Fairy Doors and Santas), Joan Tayler (Caned Fish and Jewelry items), Lawrence Smith (Inookshook and Jewelry), Ellen Kocher (Mixed Media Spirit Dolls and Jewelry).
  • Discussion on how diverse the medium of polymer clay is and the global community that has developed over the years.

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Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Jocelyn C, 02 June, 2014

    Loved this video on the Vancouver Guild! Waves hi to Lawrence!

  2. Lawrence, 02 June, 2014

    Waves back Jocelyn ;-) It was a fun interview for the entire group. Cindy and Doug (and Doug’s mom) supplied tea, coffee and lots of munchies.

  3. Freda K, 02 June, 2014

    Loved seeing the group and hearing them talk about their pieces. I was disappointed that Doug didn’t pan over the articles on the table from the Vancouver group but Cindy did hold up a few of them.

  4. Lawrence, 07 June, 2014

    Freda, Cindy and Doug have provided a link to our Guild blog (just below Joan’s fish sculpture) where you can see some of our work.

  5. Tante Sherry, 07 June, 2014

    yeah Lawrence, thanks for pointing out the link– slam missed it:) while poking around I saw you awesome red and green ornament – Loved It!

  6. Lawrence, 08 June, 2014

    Thanks Tante Sherry.

  7. Suzette N, 03 June, 2014

    Hi Cindy

    I’m new to the wonderful world of polymer clay (about 2 months). While searching the web for information, I came across some of your videos on you tube. I just found your site yesterday. Just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your site, the information you give has been very helpful. I look forward to following you. You do a great job!

  8. Cindy Lietz, 07 June, 2014

    Thank you Suzette for those kind words!

  9. Roberta Benik, 07 June, 2014

    Do you have any tips on getting rid of bubbles? I poke them with a needle tool, and I can’t get rid of the hole from the tool.
    Thank you!
    Robin Benik

  10. Cindy Lietz, 07 June, 2014

    Hi Roberta, you want to avoid getting bubbles in your clay in the first place, by making sure that the clay isn’t too soft, and too thin when you’re conditioning it. If you condition on a thicker setting, there will be less air trapped in the clay. Also give your clay a tug to release any trapped air. When popping any remaining bubbles, it usually works best if you slice the bubble at an angle instead of poking at it with a pin… its easier to close and hide the seam that way. For more info on “bubbles”, use the search box at the top of the page. Hope that helps!

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