The guild meets every second Saturday of the month (except December) just south of Asheville at the Avery’s Creek Community Center at 899 Glenn Bridge Road SE, Arden, NC, 28704. Click here to see photos of the facility, a map, and driving directions. Meeting times vary depending on the month, as shown below.

2020 Meeting Dates

  • January 11 ~ 12pm-4pm Regular Meeting including the election of officers
  • February 8 ~ 12pm-4pm Regular Meeting
  • March 14 ~ 12pm-4pm Regular Meeting
  • April 11 ~ 9am-5pm Clay Day
  • May 9 ~ 12pm-4pm Regular Meeting
  • June 13 ~ 12pm-4pm Regular Meeting
  • July 11 ~ 12pm-4pm Regular Meeting
  • August 8 ~ 12pm-4pm Regular Meeting
  • September 12 ~ 12pm-4pm Regular Meeting
  • October 10 ~ 9am-5pm Clay Day
  • November 14 ~ 12pm-4pm Regular Meeting
  • December ~ No Meeting
Feb 8 Mar 14 Apr 11 May 9 Jun 13 Jul 11 Aug 8 Sep 12 Oct 10 Nov 14
Stamp Demo by Barbara Dolcimascolo

Regular Meetings
Our regular monthly meetings begin at noon and follow a fairly predictable pattern:

  • A standard 30 minute business meeting
  • Visitor introductions
  • Officer reports
  • Discussion of upcoming demonstrations, challenges, and events
  • Member “Show and Tell”
  • A brief 10-20 minute new tool or product demo
  • A detailed polymer clay technique demonstration/lecture
  • Hands-on work time under the guidance of the demonstrator
  • Our afternoon ends at 4:00pm.

Yin Yang Cane by Robin Cilmi

Clay Days
In April and October we meet for an entire day. These are “Clay Days” where the full slate of events usually includes the following:

  • 9:00am set up and kick-off of the Silent Auction
  • Standard business meeting
  • 1-2 demonstrations before lunch (with hands-on work time as available)
  • Pot luck lunch
  • 1-2 more demonstrations after lunch
  • Presentation of “Challenge” creations
  • Conclusion of Silent Auction
  • Hands-on work time