'Superior customer service is our goal'
I am Penny Vingoe
Only fourteen years ago I discovered Polymer clay. thirteen years ago I went on my first workshop where the organiser commented that she wished that she had an alternative supplier - and the idea for Clayaround was formulated. Within months of in-depth research and product sourcing we were up and running and now, almost thirteen years on, are expanding rapidy, thanks in particular to our many loyal customers
We are based in Beautiful Wales
We are surrounded by sheep! However, this is the view from my office. This is, as you might imagine, constant inspiration .
It has its disadvantages for a business however for we are 4 miles from the nearest shop, and 8 miles from the nearest town! However you can contact us at any time on the chat box or by email ( contact us) and I will, reply as quickly as I can. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram by linking to their logos on our site.
Over the years
Over the years I did demonstrations, classes and talks and shared knowledge about this wonderful medium. We also attended shows and exhibitions and travelled all over the country with the shop to special workshops and at Guilds.
For six years we ran monthly free Claydays. These were always well attended and a delightful way to meet people. In the last couple of years the BPCG (British Polymer Clay Guild - of which I was a committee member at one point) have developed a network of similar days all over the country.
We are excited to tell you we are now in the process of extending our line of stock and introducing interesting products for card makers and scrapbookers.
I have been long interested in making cards but have been doing the thorough research about this craft in the belief that I must understand the products that I am selling. this way we will continue to live up to our declared intent that 'Superior service is our goal'
This is Lizzie
Meanwhile, this is Lizzie, our new part time assistant, and oh such a valuable addition to Clayaround and our new venture.
She is young, full of vitality and has great ideas. She is enthusiastic and challenges me frequently. An intelligent, feisty young woman who is just what we need! (and incidentally she loves the sea!)