The British Polymer Clay Guild is run by a voluntary committee of people dedicated to the world of polymer clay and its promotion. They happily give up their spare time to manage groups, put new members in touch with each other and organise events, newsletters and promote polymer clay as an art medium.
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.
President: Lisa walker Vice President: Cara Jane Hayman Treasurer: Ange Smith Secretary: Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
Website Team: Lizzi Bucklow-Holt, Lisa Walker, Denise Bending
Responsible for all website updates, newsletters, group updates, blogs, and all messages.
Social Media Team: Debby Wakley, Rosie Hutchinson, Margita Alsiņa
Responsible for all social media platforms.
Content Team: Cara Jane Hayman, Lisa Walker, Debby Wakley
Responsible for a program of themed months, to include product testing, book reviews and monthly prize draws.
Membership & Finances Team: Ange Smith, Hilary Whitehead, Lisa Walker, Cara Jane Hayman
Responsible for budgeting and membership experience.
Guild Groups Team: Ann Parker, Enid Winder, Margita Alsiņa
Responsible for supporting group leaders and assisting groups to set up and grow.
Events Team: Cara Jane Hayman, Ann Parker
Responsible for overseeing retreats, workshops and member events.
Exhibitions Team: Debbie Bulford, Lisa Walker
Responsible for Guild stand planning, booking venues and supporting regional groups.
Library Team: Lizzi Bucklow-Holt, Rosie Hutchinson
Responsible for the management of thr Guild's DVD and Book Libraries.
Lisa has been a member of the BPCG since 2011 and took on the role of President in November 2018. Polymer is her passion and her job and she is very fortunate to have a wonderful teaching studio in Kidderminster for all ages running workshops and several groups as well as the kidderminster branch of the BPCG.
Cara Jane Hayman
Cara Jane has been creating with polymer clay since she was a child but it took over her life around 2010. She has been teaching polymer clay for the last seven years both in the UK and Europe. Cara Jane is the organiser of the popular annual Polymania event held in Bristol where she lives and is the creative ambassador for Kato Polyclay Europe in the UK.
Lizzi joined BPCG in 2013 after rediscovering her childhood passion for polymer clay by making buttons for her children's handmade clothes. She soon ditched the crochet hooks to make her now popular "Peace Pebbles™". She lives in South Northamptonshire.
Rosie's two favourite pastimes are making things and buying craft supplies! She discovered polymer clay after learning about this versatile material on a popular TV craft show. After bumping into YouTube vlogger "Unruly Housewife" AKA Valerie Evans, they work together to run the BPCG North-West branch.
Debbie is a truly crafty person. She loves to try any medium and you may have followed her demonstrations on TV craft shopping channels. Trained as an interior designer, her love of pattern and design attracted her to polymer clay to create designs she could wear and share.
As well as being the liaison office Enid is also the leader of the Anglian Polymer Clay Guild in Norfolk. She makes jewellery; working not only with polymer clay, but also with silver clay and sterling silver wire and is a qualified Art Clay instructor, teaching and demonstrating a little, but mainly working on commission.
Debby was drawn to polymer clay through jewellery-making. She joined the BPCG in 2017 and set up the Surry/Hampshire border branch and runs small workshops.
In Loving Memory
BPCG Member 2008-2019
Allan showed great dedication to his craft and commitment to the Guild. He was a much-loved member of the committee. He attended the Litchfield branch and regularly demonstrated his fine miniaturist skills. He organised the BPCG exhibitions and never missed one.
He will be sadly missed.