New Demo; Retreat Scholarship Available

July 18, 2022 Clay-bor Day Retreat Local Events Online Events 0


One of our members has donated towards a Retreat Scholarship for one attendee. We are extremely grateful for our member’s generosity!

If you are interested in applying, please send us your contact information and a short statement of need.

Guest Artists

We’ve got a great lineup and have most of the schedule worked out. Details coming soon!

New! Sydney Carter

Sydney lives in the Venice, FL area and has long been involved with the Florida Gulf Coast, West Coast (FL), Tallahassee and Orlando guilds, plus International Polymer Clay Association. Sydney is going to demo a wonderful, meditative technique that utilizes liquid clay and pigments. Here’s a small sample:

Updated! Denise Fitzsimmons

Denise is a Spanish-language teacher in Connecticut as well as serving as the Vice President-Communications for the International Polymer Clay Association. Her work is featured in the Optimism exhibit at the Lexington Art Guild, where she was awarded Honorable Mention from juror Kathleen Dustin.

She loves mixing media and will be demonstrating a variety of mixed media techniques involving gemstones, beads, bling, and more!

For our Retreat, Denise will be showing us how to do the Pearlescent Peacock shown below. Supplies list will be provided soon.

Peacock Perfection

Berdell Moffet-Chaney

Berdell hails from the Pacific Northwest and will be offering two demos: Monet Cane and Mokume Gane with Rainbow Foils. She also a talented watercolor artist. Here is her profile page at the Portland Fine Arts Guild Page:

She’s a regular participant on the IPCA Zoom events and is an inventor!

Joan Tayler

Joan is a Vancouver-based artist known for her texture stamps and her polymer clay color cards, as well as polymer clay jewelry and whistles. Joan will be demonstrate containers with tight-fitting lids. If you’d like to work along with her, we’ll be sending out instructions to complete part of the container in advance.

Event Details

Our Annual Clay-bor Day Weekend Retreat will take place over September 3-5. Demos will be scheduled for Saturday and Sunday and broadcast via Zoom; Monday will be open workspace at LeMoyne (no Zoom).

  • Three days at LeMoyne Art Education Center to create and relax with friends
  • Three days of complimentary coffee service
  • Three days of catered lunches
  • Demos via Zoom, Saturday and Sunday Only
  • On-site workspace all three days


Full Event Registration (on site with lunches)$50.00
Remote Participant (Saturday and Sunday)$25.00
Saturday Only (on site with lunch)$20.00
Sunday Only (on site with lunch)$20.00
Monday Only (on site with lunch)$20.00

Register Here