The Blue Ridge Polymer Clay Guild (BRPCG) is based just south of Asheville, NC. It was founded in April 1999 with the goal of providing a friendly place for polymer clay artists and hobbyists to share ideas, techniques, knowledge, and fun.

Today BRPCG remains a welcoming, enthusiastic, and chocolate-fueled organization dedicated to learning more about this amazingly versatile medium and sharing our knowledge with others. Our members include all skill levels, from beginners to professionals and together we explore a broad range of interests . . . from jewelry making to sculpture and every conceivable subject in between.

We believe we are one of the friendliest guilds ever! So whether you are a permanent resident of the area or a visitor, you are welcome to attend a meeting.

Guild activities include monthly meetings, workshops, and retreats.


  • Wrapped Beads by Diane Kuehn
    String Beads by Linda Simon

    Monthly Meetings – Detailed information on our monthly meetings. Check out the FAQs page as well.

  • Melanie West inspired Necklace by Pattie Schlesner

    Workshops – Every year nationally (and internationally) known experts share their art in BRPCG-sponsored workshops. Since 2012 we have hosted workshops by Meisha Barbee, Kathleen Dustin, Maggie Maggio, and Melanie West. Workshop attendance requires additional fees.

  • Stippich Pendant by Cheryl Stippich
    Dragon by Maggie Westall

    BRPCG Annual Retreats – Beautiful setting, great companionship, fantastic food and polymer clay for 5 days - What's not to like! This event is for active members and participation requires additional fees.

Current BRPCG officers are happy to serve you. If you have questions about our guild, please click on the President entry below to generate an email ready for your use.

  • – Robin Cilmi
  • Vice Presidents - Gail Anderson
  • Event Coordinator - Bridget Downey
  • Secretary – Janet Johnson
  • Treasurer – Diane Kuehn
  • Librarian – Pat Gentilella
  • Webmaster – Rita Dumais-Sim