当協会について About Us

 

20161020日、当協会が設立いたしました。

 

ポリマークレイが日本に出始めたころは、体験会をしても

紙粘土やパン粘土と同じように思われて「やったことあるからいいわ」8と断られたり

オーブンを使用することで、気軽にやってみるといったことが難しく思われ

簡単には広まっていきませんでした。 

また、日本では団体や講師が点在し、まとまりのない状態であると感じていました。 

 

 

2015年にアメリカ在住のエリコ ペイジ先生が来日し、セミナーをされた折

何とか日本でもポリマークレイの輪を広げたいというお互いの思いで意気投合し

協会を立ち上げようと奮起しました。

 

素晴らしく広く深い可能性をもったポリマークレイを日本でも、

子どもから大人まで誰もが手軽に楽しめるよう広めていくことで

遊び心のある創造性豊かな人生を提供し、ポリマークレイの輪を広めていくための活動を実施してまいります。

 

一般社団法人日本ポリマークレイ協会は、ポリマークレイの仲間を募集しています。

皆様にお仲間になっていただき、ポリマークレイの輪を一緒に大きく広げていければ嬉しく思います。  

 

 会長 貞金タカコ


Our Japan Polymer Clay Association was established as a non-profit organization on

October 20, 2016 to promote polymer clay as a craft/hobby.

 

When Polymer Clay started to appear in Japan, it seemed like “paper clay” or “bread clay”

to many Japanese and it was rejected as “ I have been there and I have done that.“

Also, it seemed difficult to try it easily because an oven was needed to cure it, something

that not all Japanese housewives have. It did not spread or become popular easily. It seemed

like it was in a disorganized state. There were a couple of organizations and teachers

scattered around but nothing seemed really clear.

 

Compared to many western countries, recognition of Polymer Clay as an art medium

is low here. However, I feel that Polymer Clay‘s time has finally come to Japan!

 

In 2015, our beloved teacher and world famous artist, Eriko Page, came to Japan and

held several workshops. We both realized that we had a mutual desire to expand the

world of Polymer Clay in Japan. I was so motivated by our mutual friendship that I

decided to launch this Association.

 

We hope to make Polymer Clay with its wonderful artistic potential, more available to

everyone from children to adults. We hope to carry out many activities and workshops

to provide a playful and creative space here in Japan.

 

The Japan Polymer Clay Association is looking for members to help us expand Polymer Clay

in Japan. I would be glad if you could join us and expand the polymer clay circle together.

 

 

Chairwoman Takako Sadakane