- Hello All,
About Polydays 2001 - do get your forms in quickly if you can. Bookings
are coming in already and the popular classes look as though they will
fill early. This weekend brochures go out to non-members who have
requested them so Guild members need to move fast to be sure of their
How lovely to have Porro come over and join us! And Christine from
France - and meeting up with so many familiar faces again - I'm really
looking forward to it!
- Just to say that the U.K. Polydays was marvellous.Thanks to all the
organisers, and especially my tutor MariaSegal.
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- I am sooo envy of all of you that could go;) I have promised myself
that I will come next time.
Is that two years from no or next year?
Also looking forward to see some pictures from the retreat..hint,hint.
Have a nice day all:)
Christel (in Norway)
--- In UKPolyClay@y..., "Sarah Lawrence" <sarah@s...> wrote:
> Just to say that the U.K. Polydays was marvellous.Thanks to all the
> organisers, and especially my tutor MariaSegal.
> Email: sarah@s...
> Website www.sarah-lawrence.com
> Are you creative? Check out www.craftynotions.com
- For all interested:
I am finally home safely.
More later :-)
The house of the rising PöRRö
I'm back from Polydays too, and utterly exhausted!! I'll have more to report, when I can get my brain back into gear again!
I visited your web site Sarah. Oooh, you have some wonderful things there. It was good to meet you at the weekend.
I'm still sorting photos, but eventually they will be up somewhere - still not sure where as I'm not going to continue with photopoint.
There are so many people from here that I've e-mailed, or 'chatted' with, to finally meet them in the flesh was wonderful.
But I do have a bone to pick with several of you. I found lots of people seemed to know me from my posts, but rarely (if ever) come out from lurkdom. Sarah has made a start, what about the rest of you!!!!
And Christel - the next polydays will be in two years, but they are talking about the possiblity of claying in Tuscany next year - start saving!!!
Will write more, when I'm more awake!
Well I've sorted photos, I haven't checked them all - I just hope the right title is with the right photo. They are all in the shared files in a polydays folder. I apologise if I mis-spelled names, or left them out, tell me and I'll correct them. Similarly I would dearly love to give credit to all and everyone that I can, if you know who is who, or what is by who, please let me know so I can change or add the details.
- Alison & anyone who knows anyone at polydays
If you can help with any names to faces I'd be very grateful. I have a few
more to post, which I'll do later today, but I really can't remember the
- Hi, Shelly
Great fun to look at the pictures from the Polydays, and Tuscany
sounds very nice. Please tell more about it when you know when and
where. I would love to come:)
If you're not already a member of the BPCG you should join up. Then you'll
know the details about Tuscany as soon as I do!! Mind you, I'm just as
likely to tell everyone here as soon as I find out anyway!
- Its now a week since we set off for Polydays 2001, and it has taken me 5
days to recover from the enormous amount of information we were given! I can
only hope that our stalwart tutors and committee recovered sooner.
I would like to say on behalf of Chris, Joanne and myself how much we
enjoyed ourselves and to thank all those involved who put in so much work to
make the weekend such a success. It is going to get harder as the years go
on to find such original ideas for classes - where else could you go to
learn how to fill a dustbin with rubbish! I learned how to use Liquid
Sculpey and my kitchen window is now covered with Art Deco 'Stained Glass'.
I have lots of ideas for new 144th scale houses and perhaps I will finish up
with a mini village! We have shared the ideas Joanne learned for making
tools and found out how to make moulds from Siligum which I am sure will be
useful.We learned how to make wire armatures for animals. We admired the way
Marie produced her complicated canes, and the lovely beads which make up the
Beads 2000 (collected by Elise). We enjoyed the demos by all the other
capable people and the chance to see the work of other students. What I am
really trying to say is THANKYOU to everyone for a good weekend.
So thank you to
Sue Heaser Alison Gallant Alex Blythe Hen Scott Philippa Todd Julie
Stretton of the Committee and Christine Alibert Gaynor Fryer Alison Ingham
Elise Mann And Marie Segal and anyone else I have not mentioned!
- Dear Iris,
Thank you very much for your kind comments. The
weekend took a lot of planning but we all enjoyed it
and are looking forward to 2003. Hope to see you
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- -------Original Message-------
Anyone here other than Margaret and I who are going to be going to Polydays?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.I can't remember whether I have answered this Shelley, but yes I will be
there.....couldn't possibly miss it.........I have been to three weekends so
far and this makes four. Each one different but all highly enjoyable.This
time all my workshops are mini orientated.
Iris near Peterborough uk
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- Hello Iris, Shelley and anyone else who came to Polydays!
I have had so many lovely messages about Polydays and am trying to
answer them all. We had more students than at previous events and
people seemed very happy. Some even want to come for a week next
Our guests, Dan Cormier and Tracy Holmes (and of course Griffin),
a huge hit and we had students travelling from California, Spain,
Germany and the south of France to take their workshops.
I know I said 'Never again!' but two people have offered to help next
time so it looks as if Polydays 2007 will happen. It's the Guild's
anniversary that year so it should be a special event.
I would like to thank you all for the lovely flowers and wine I
received yesterday and, most importantly, for supporting Polydays
either as a student or tutor.
- Is there a website that I can get information on PolyDays? Im in the US. Thanks!
Linda Peterson Designs
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- Hi Linda - unfortunately you've just missed Polydays itself. The next
one wont be for at least another 2 years. Although there are now more
regional workshops planned. For more information on the British Guild
run claying events visit their website (of which I'm the webmistress,
so you can always complain to me if you have any gripes!). It's
http://www.bpcg.org.uk When I eventually get my head together I'll
adding photos and a write up about it on the website.
> Is there a website that I can get information on PolyDays? Im inthe US. Thanks!
> Linda Peterson
- Alison - I think this time round we seemed to have the largest
international group we've ever had. We just needed Petra from New
Zealand to be here a bit earlier to join us! I'm so glad you've got
some volunteers for next time. It can't be easy doing it all more or
less on your own. And as you say if it's the guild's 10th anniversary,
we can't NOT have it!!!
Dan, Tracy & Griffin were definitely a hit. And I'm not even a baby
person! Their classes were definitely about the best I've taken.
Especially the all day class on the Saturday.
Glad you liked the flowers and wine, you deserve it after all your
hard work. Now you can relax a bit - I hope!
- Hi Shelley,
Yes, it would have been good if Petra could have come
to the UK a few weeks early to be at Polydays. Maybe
next time. As you know she is doing a workshop on her
flower pendants for the Midlands group on May 8th and
I hope to see her there. Now that you are such a
confident driver is there any chance you might make
it? The journey would only take four hours!!
- Alison - I'd love to get there to meet her and take the class but finances
prevent I'm afraid! I only managed to drive the Gloucester trip cos I stayed
an extra night each side of the workshops - but accommodation etc adds to
expenses just a tad! I'm not like you and can do a 4 hour journey at a
moments notice - wish I could.
Oh well, Petra says she will be travelling about all over the place with her
sister and we are still hopeful we might get to meet up. On one of her
previous visits to the UK she came to Poole (tried to visit Poole pottery)
but I didn't know she was over, and she didn't tell me she was going to
Poole!! We were both kicking ourselves afterwards.
Now back to being creative I suppose - I have wayyyy too many fairs and
house parties coming up shortly. Then of course it'll all go flat again for
several weeks I expect!