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Shrine Mont Retreat
Scenes From 2002!

May 27, 2002 - Leigh Ross attended the 2002 Shrinemont Retreat in Virginia, sponsored by the National Polymer Clay Guild, and again had a fantastic time of claying, visiting many old friends, and as usual, making new friends! Here are some candid shots of some of those artists who attended this year, as well as unique community project - The Shrinemont Frame! See these great pics right here!


A "Birth Announcement"!

Let's all join in with the Western New York Polymer Clay Guild in their new "Blessed Event"! Check out the baby pictures and story right here!


Kindred Hearts!

Elissa Powell made a wonderful Internet friend, and she would like to share that experience with Polymer Clay Central...

"I wrote the following story for my local guild's newsletter (SBPCG) about my visit with a polymer clay friend I had made on the internet. I would love to share my unforgettable experience with a wider audience. Shelly Crossen is President of the Columbia Gorge Polymer Clay Guild, and was instrumental in the planning of the Ravensdale conference. She is an active member of the National Polymer Clay Guild. I am an active participant in my guild, and have contributed much information about my original heartmaking technique ("Elissahearts") to the newsgroups and to Diane Black's upcoming Encyclopedia of Polymer Clay. Enough said. What follows is my story! "
Read Elissa's story right here!


Shrine Mont Retreat

More than just a "First Article" for the Guild Gazette, this is the story of one clayer's journey out into the world of Polymer Clay Retreats for the first time! The National Polymer Clay Guild holds a retreat at Shrine Mont every year, and this year SincereLEIGH was there! Take a look at all the fun and sharing that took place during this five day romp in the Mountains of Virginia!

This report is a work in progress, so certain links won't be "live" yet. Keep checking back here at the Gazette as Leigh continues her Amazing Journey, and ALL the links and stories will be concluded!

Recreation Hall at Shrine Mont Warning:
Be very careful. Once you head out on the open road all by yourself, or with another clay buddy, and join up with more groups of clay artists in a wonderfully romantic wooded area, with no cooking, no cleaning, no telephones (well, there were a couple cell phones, but they didn't work well), no television, and no children, you are NOT going to want to go home. The atmosphere, inspiration and friendship is dangerousLEIGH addicting. If you're anything like me, you will come away a refreshed, motivated, and inspired artist, franticalLEIGH looking for another Retreat to attend!

Follow this link to find out more... if you dare!!!


Guild Gazette
Part of the fun in the Polymer Clay Community is the camaraderie with other Clay enthusiasts. The first group to come together that I know of is the National Polymer Clay Guild. This Guild spans the globe with international members.

Then people started getting together in their local towns, and soon formed the Regional Polymer Clay Guilds!

And in some cases, friends just come together to have Clay Days.

This Cyberzine is dedicated to all these groups of people who get together to meet and greet each other with the intent to learn and inform the world about Polymer Clay!

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