Those of us in the Pac NW are looking for a site for a retreat. I decided to contact my old buds in the NPCG for site recommendations...I think it is worth noticing that they have been dealing with a lot of the same issues we have for some time but their bloom was in the early 90's with the publication of Nan Roche's book. The attraction of polymer clay was ...as I used to teach.....ANYONE CAN DO THIS!......and they did! Lampworking is in it's bloom primarily, imho, due to ebay...heck that is how I decided to "NOW" get into it. Anyway.....let's see where was I?
I came across this article on their site and since it is a hot button issue for us as well, I thought it might be a good reference.
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And if you are in the Pac NW and would like to join us for a retreat ...probably in Jan or Feb let me know...we also have an msn group discussing possible locations. We have a group of at least 30 people from WC who live in Oregon, Washington or BC and we get together when the mood hits us and gather when we can...We are still researching a site...I am trying to get info from the NPCG about their retreats since they did theirs at ravensdale...but not anymore... February is very wet and dreary here ...a great time to huddle over torches with friends...