Home of the British Polymer Clay Guild 

Supporting British Artists & Makers 

The British Polymer Clay Guild is a non-profit organisation based in the UK, run by volunteers for members who are interested in learning and sharing tips and techniques about creating art in polymer clay.


Formed in 1997, the Guild is open to all who are interested in polymer clay, from beginners to professionals. Members include miniaturists, jewellery makers, sculptors, doll makers and anyone else who works with polymer clay. Membership is open to anyone in the UK and Ireland who wants to learn more about this remarkable medium. The Guild is growing rapidly and it is hoped that the members will guide the way it develops. We value contributions.


With a network of branches, tutors and events across the UK as well as our online presence, our aim is to raise awareness of this relatively new art medium, bringing it to the attention of a wider audience and to share tips and techniques for working with polymer clay, through online tutorials, workshops, art swaps and competitions. 

Find out more...

 Visit the British Polymer Clay Guild stand at these major events in 2019:
The Creative Craft Show, NEC Birmingham
14th - 17th March 
28th - 30th June 
31st October - 3rd November
Miniatura Show, NEC Birmingham
5th & 6th October
Makers Central,  NEC Birmingham
May 2020 - dates to be confirmed

Meet members of the British Polymer Clay Guild and see a range of members creations on the stand. Watch demonstrations and get advice about all aspects of creating with polymer clay and find out about the benefits of becoming a member of the Guild. There is also the opportunity to take part in workshops at these events too.  We actively encourage member participation in these events where in return for spending some time on the stand, you can then enjoy free entry and a browse around the show.

As a guild member, you will receive a monthly newsletter containing information about news, upcoming workshops and events. You will also have access to members-only tutorials and an extensive library of DVDs, as well as many other benefits.

We have several branches across the UK with regular 'clay play days' and workshops.

In 2017, the Guild celebrated its 20th Anniversary. To celebrate, we held a weekend birthday party at our Kidderminster branch. Click the button to take a look at what we got up to.


The Guild is run by a voluntary committee of officers. New committee members are always welcome and you do not need to be a professional artist to have a say in the running of the Guild.
Are you looking for a speaker or someone to run a workshop at your branch or event? Find out more about our members who are available to visit and travel to your venue.
We hope you will find much of the information you are looking for here on this website. If you have any queries, please do contact us.