Our “unguild”

In my town, we tried to get a polymer clay guild going but it was difficult. People are too spread out here in the midwest. Each of us lives too far away to meet frequently. So we decided to form an “unguild”. It has no formal organization or structure. We just meet when we can.

Here are the women who met this week at Studio 43 in Joplin, Missouri to enjoy time together while we worked with polymer. I took the opportunity to teach them some new faux lampwork techniques that I shared in my workshops at PolyAnglia and in Timra, Sweden in October.

Because most of these women are naturalists with the Missouri state parks system, creating nature-themed items was nearly automatic. They took the lampwork theme and made sea creatures, succulents, and even a cool cane that looks like barnacles. It was a supremely enjoyable day. Many thanks to Cyndi Cogbill of PawPaw Patch Productions for sharing her studio with us and organizing the event. Can’t wait ’til next time!

Here are the faux lampwork pieces that we made during our unguild meeting. 

faux lampwork polymer clay

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