Have you joined the International Polymer Clay Association yet? Prompted by their survey, I finally purchased a family membership yesterday. This is the organization that used to be know as the National Polymer Clay Guild, but has changed its name in response to the international nature of the polymer clay community. In addition to supporting the polymer clay art form, benefits of membership include (taken directly from the IPCA website:)
-monthly e-mail newsleter, the International Polymer Clay News*
-ability to add classes to the Event Calendar
-ability to submit articles and class announcements to the Web site
-access to member’s only content on the Web site.
-entry in the quarterly Membership Appreciation Drawing **,
-ability to participate in the annual Progress & Possibilities competition and exhibition
-ability to participate in the ACREs of Opportunity program
-discounts to classes, workshops and conferences (when applicable).
-inclusion in the Membership Directory and the Web Link Directory
-option to have your work featured in the page banner on our web site
-borrow from our library of books and videos
-rent our educational slide show for presentations
-acesss to the online POLYinforMER, a newsletter devoted to increasing the knowledge of IPCA members
There are individual as well as family memberships available, in addition to junior memberships if you have a polymer clay artist under the age of seventeen. We opted for a one year family membership, because everyone in this household regularly raids Mom’s clay stash. The direct link to membership information is here.
[tags]ipca, polymer clay groups[/tags]
By Julie Leir-VanSickle