Midlands

The Midlands branch is our longest-established (since 2001) and most active BPCG branch, holding regular workshops throughout the year. 

Contact for the Midlands Branch workshops is Angela Smith - to book your place or for general inquiries.

Workshop Programme
Come and meet your fellow clayers at these friendly workshops, which are held every two months, generally on a Sunday between 10am - 4pm at:​


Longdon, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 4PN (Click to open in Google Maps)


£25 for British Polymer Clay Guild Members - £30 for non-members

£5 for non-workshop clay and play.

Our first meeting in 2020 will be on Saturday 22nd February where we’ll playing with extruders and our next meeting will be on Sunday 15th March, theme to be confirmed.

Contact us for more details.

 

Midlands Miniaturists
Tartlets

Tartlets

These are created at a workshop held in Lichfield. Ready made canes being used for the pineapple, orange and banana slices. The cherries and strawberries are handmade (with liquid clay as juice) and acrylic texture paste as cream.

Roast Beef Dinner

Roast Beef Dinner

Complex due to number of individual components and also the cane to represent the ‘rare cooked beef. Gravy again coloured liquid clay.

Prep Board

Prep Board

The knife and dish are bought items (no point reinventing the wheel when they are readily available). All other items created from clay and assembled to represent a stew being prepared

Baked Potato with Tuna Salad

Baked Potato with Tuna Salad

Tuna is grated clay lightly bonded with liquid clay to retain texture. Liquid clay is also used (coloured yellow) to represent melted butter. All other pieces are of blended fimo clay

Leeks

Leeks

These use a Skinner blend of three colours. Then slices are used to build up the individual leek.

Ham Salad

Ham Salad

Again comprised of several components. Ham is an assembled cane from various ‘ham’ coloured clay. Ready made canes for egg, tomato and cucumber

Cream Cakes

Cream Cakes

These I have had to do from memory as I cannot eat cakes so buying them to model is wasteful for me. All formed from clay, chocolate icing is coloured liquid clay. Cream again is acrylic texture paste. I had to devise a method for creating the cream horn.

Cannelloni

Cannelloni

After blending pasta coloured clay I used an extruder to form the empty tubes. Fillings are blends of grated clay to represent the meat and ricotta/spinach The sauces are coloured liquid clay

Apples

Apples

This is a crate of Granny Smiths. Apple is a blended clay for main colour with dusting of artists' chalk pastels for the colour around the stalk.

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