Founder & Guild President, Ilysa Bierer, has 18 years of experience working with Polymer Clay. Her work has been featured in several polymer clay books and in national magazines and she has designed projects for many companies.Ilysa & her husband owned an art gallery and traveled the country participating in fine art shows and fairs. She has won numerous awards for her work and now has her own instructional polymer clay DVD.

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Vice President, Kira Slye, has 15 years of experience working with Polymer Clay. She is a certified Art Teacher and because of her schooling and the assistance of her husband, a graphic designer, she has great versatility as an artist, teacher, and designer. Her Etsy shop name:

Monthly Challenges are managed by Tamara of

Treasurer, Sandra Nardini, lives in sunny Southern CA with her family and fuzzy black Lab-mix . Her Etsy shop, Bencandance, specializes in the fun, kitschy and whimsical side of polymer creating.

WebEditor: Victoria of dragonwhimsy, has experience in building and editing websites. She assists us in keeping our site looking great. Check out her shop for cute little dragon fantasy sculptures.

We have a few shared positions, including:

Librarian: Shirley, of BlueDogBeads– I’ve been working in polymer clay since 1993 and gone through a “few” phases. Whatever it is, though, I am fanatically in love with polymer clay. Right now, in my own polymer clay library I have tons of stuff! Books and Videos. I live in the Greater Cincinnati Ohio Area with my Husband and 2 dogs. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren… Life is good.

Kimberly, of BlueLadyStudios: I’m a thirty-something Wife, Mom x 3 and Artist! I’ve been working with polymer clay for several years and am completely addicted to the wide range of color combinations pc allows!

Charity Director: Dawn, of HardFlowerStudios, has worked with the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good, Feel Better” program before. She brings her knowledge and commitment to the cause to this position, and we are grateful that she suggested it to us. Dawn lives in Texas and is lucky enough to be a full time jewelry artist and work at home mom.

Patricia, of thecolorofdreams, states she is very happy to be working along with Dawn as the Charity Director. “I think donating the pendants to a worthy cause is such a great idea. I have been playing with polymer clay for about 3 years and this group has inspired me to try some different things.”