Central Maryland Polymer Clay Guild

E. Elliott

    The Central Maryland Polymer Clay Guild will be participating in The Day of the Book Festival, which is being sponsored by Kensington Row Bookshop, Osiris Books and the Town of Kensington on Sunday, April 23, 2006 from 12-5 on Howard Avenue's Antique Row in Kensington, Maryland.

The Guild will join over 70 authors, book artists, musicians, storytellers and more in a celebration of the International Day of the Book. A complete list of Festival events & participants, parking & directions can be found at the Day of the Book website:

The Guild

While polymer clay has been available for some 40 years it's only in the last 15 years or so that it's use as an adult arts & crafts medium has grown to include jewelry making, mosaics, sculpture, fine art & more.

The Central Maryland Guild sponsors workshops in Laurel, Maryland where amateur and professional alike can hone their skills in this delightfully imaginative medium. Recent guest artists have included Sarah Shriver, Louise Fischer Cozzi, Carol Zilliacus, Nan Roche and Dottie McMillan. In January 2006, the guild sponsored Dayle Doroshow

for a two day workshop where she inspired us to create polymer clay artist's books, and 'Messenger & Spirit' dolls, where text is embedded into secret compartments hidden within. Images of Dayle's book pendants & artwork can be found on her Zingaro Studio website, while additional images of her artist's books can be found on the website of the San Francisco Center for the Book, where she is an instructor.

Upcoming Guild workshops include Christi Friesen (July), polymer clay book artist Geraldine Newfry (September), Donna Kato (November), Marie Segal (Fall 2006-dates to be announced) and Maureen Carlson (Feb 2007).

Guild clay days are on the 3rd Sunday of each month in Laurel, Maryland.
For further information on workshops and claydays contact:

Kathryn Ottman at imaginethisco@hotmail.com

The Washington DC Metropolitan area is home to three polymer clay guilds. Many members belong to all three:


Meets at Kensington Row Bookshop on the 4th Monday of each month
Serves southern Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia. Offers monthly meetings, clay days, & workshops. Contact Georgia Sargeant at georgiapeach@erols.com


Meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Deirdre Woodward at dwoodward@towson.edu for more information.


Meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 10AM - 4PM for clay day/member workshops. Serves polymer clay artists/enthusiasts in Maryland, Washington, DC & Northern Virginia.

Parking is free and facility is on ground floor and handicapped accessible. For additional information, please contact Kathryn Ottman at imaginethisco@hotmail.com


The National Polymer Clay Guild is a national trade association for polymer clay artists and hobbyists. On this website you'll find news, event announcements, galleries, and can find a guild near you or start one of your own.


Central Maryland Polymer Clay Guild
K. Ottman: imaginethisco@hotmail.com
R. Gancie: alphavil@ix.netcom.com

The Day of the Book Festival:

Town of Kensington

Elisenda Sola-Hopper
email: kensington.books@verizon.net
3786 Howard Ave.
Kensington, MD 20895
Phone: (301) 949-9416
Quality Used & Out-of-Print books in many subjects,
including Travel & Literature, History, Religion
The Fundacio Pauli Ballet collection of Catalan books,
and reading room, resides with our store, open
to all students of Catalan Language and Literature

Ph/Fax 301-530-7399
Beth Youkel
email: osiris@his.com
4233 Howard Ave Suite E, Kensington MD 20895
Books in all Subjects
Antique, Vintage Furniture & Prints for the Home Library
Now Located on WEST Howard Antique Row