*The PCAGOE is a global group of polymer clay artists united through Etsy.com, which is a marketplace for all kinds of handmade goods. Our members create fine art and fine craft, including decor, jewelry, wall art, and functional objects.
This guild is also called a Street Team on Etsy, and street teams are actively engaged in getting the word out about Etsy.com and the value of buying handmade goods directly from the maker. Etsy is a shopping site for all kinds of handmade goods. Artists and buyers can come together in a shopping and selling community forum, and in general there is a more personal touch to the shopping experience because buyers are communicating directly with the maker of their goods.I've been admiring the members' works for years, but I didn't apply sooner because I didn't feel worthy. I'm glad I finally summoned the guts to apply - I've never found a friendlier, more inspiring group. I felt star-struck as I joined the forums, what with the ranks of uber talented people, internationally acclaimed teachers and published artists whose works have appeared in books and magazines. Being part of PCAGOE makes me want to work my butt off all the more, and take my art to a higher level.
But the best part for me is definitely feeling the support, camaraderie, encouragement, and respect in the guild. I look forward to visiting the forum everyday, even just for idle chatter.