Anyone may join our guild who has an interest in metal clay. Experience is not required. Our dues are $40. a year which runs the calendar year. We generally do not meet in the months of June, July, and August.
We collect dues the first two months of the calendar year, but for those joining during the year check our pro-rated fee. Dues subsidizes the cost of meetings and allows members to remain on our e-mail network. As a member you will receive minutes from our meetings, current news on upcoming events, announcements on classes and workshops.
Being a member enables you to promote your shows, classes, workshops and events through our network as well as receiving a discount on SAA sponsored workshops and festivals. Members with a website are linked from our site. Members who do not have a website can utilize the SAA site to show some of their work. Members are able to participate in our monthly challenge at our meetings and be entered for a prize!
Our meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday each month usually at 1pm at a volunteered member's home or other location. The place and directions are given on the Friday prior to the meeting through our e-mail network. Our schedule is decided at the first meeting of the year for the year.
The meetings are structured to cover any guild business, but are of a casual nature. We share information and sometimes have a hands-on workshop or a fun event.
Every month the group has a challenge which is inspired by an object, word, picture, etc…… The topic of inspiration is decided by the Challenge Committee for the year. Members who wish to participate show their creations at the designated month for that topic and share their inspiration and techniques. Those who participant in the challenge submit their names to be chosen for a surprise gift.