The Wales branch of the BPCG was founded by Penny Vingoe in 2011.
We are an enthusiastic group with different members attending every month and there are people new to polymer clay as well as ‘old hands’. We have some very skilled people amongst our number – not the least a wood turner and photography expert as well as a very talented artist who works with silver and gold.
Meetings are usually held monthly but depend upon member availability (and the weather in the winter). We are in beautiful mid-Wales surrounded by sheep but despite this we are based on the main A483 through Wales so easy to access and find.
The day runs from 10am-4pm (or when people leave!) and we include a ‘show and tell’ table – where people are keen to show us what they have been making and talk about their ideas. Penny strongly believes in sharing, and as such, there is an expectation that participants will want to demonstrate and share their skills.
Participants bring their own lunch, tools and pasta machine, and Penny will provide drinks and homemade biscuits or cake. Members can bring their own clay or buy some from ClayAround. (www.clayaround.com)
Beginners are lent necessary tools and given clay for their first visit and there are always people around eager to teach basic skills. We don’t always have a theme – we run with what people want to learn, but we have never yet run out of ideas!
Reports on the meetings can be found here: http://community.clayaround.com/welsh-claydays.html as well as directions to the venue, and the date of the next meeting. You can also find information, and make comments here: http://www.facebook.com/CommunityClayAroundclaydays
We love to see pictures of what you have been doing on this Facebook page.
We have a direct train service from Birmingham or Shrewsbury to Welshpool and Penny is happy to pick people up from the station if they are feeling adventurous!
People travel from miles around to join us, and all are always welcomed.