Conferences

Synergy2 Conference

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:00 am - Saturday, February 27, 2010 6:59 pm
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In February of 2008 the National Polymer Clay Guild made history with its first Synergy conference. The goal was to bring the best polymer artists together with those aspiring to take this medium to a higher level.

Now the newly renamed International Polymer Clay Association will expand the original Synergy conference’s goal as we reach around the world to connect with the international polymer clay community by presenting Synergy2:Exploring Connections.

With over 46 sessions presented by artists and art professionals at the top of their game, Synergy2 promises to be an event not to be missed.

Join us for this inspiring, energizing and fun event. Come and connect with the creativity, excitement and community.

 

National Mosaic Conference

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:00 am - Sunday, March 04, 2012 9:00 am
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Annual conference and workshops of Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA).  Our own Laurie Mika will be teaching two full-day workshops on polymer clay mosaics.  It is a great event if you are interested in mosaic art.  Feb 29 - Mar 4, 2012.  Lexington, KY.  SAMA Website:  http://www.americanmosaics.org

6th Annual Cabin Fever Clay Fest

Friday, February 15, 2013 9:00 am - Thursday, February 21, 2013 9:00 am
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CFCF WorkshopsRegistration Open for 6th Annual Cabin Fever Clay Fest – Lindly Haunani to Be Honored

Washington, DC, October 31, 2012 - Polymer Clay and Creative Arts Fests is pleased to announce that on-going registration is open for the 6th Annual Cabin Fever Clay Fest to be held February 15-20, 2013 at the Holiday Inn West, Laurel, MD. Polymer Artist, Lindly Haunani is set to being honored for her contributions to the Polymer Clay community.  Other instructors include: Rosa Martha Celorio Aceves, Jana Roberts Benzon, Christi Friesen, Lindly Haunani, Tommie Howell, Doreen Gay-Kassel, Ellen Marshall, Iris Mishly, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Nan Roche, Lynne Anne Schwarzenberg, Marie Segal, Sarah Shriver, Laura Tabakman, and Cynthia Tinapple. Registration forms and class descriptions available at www.polymerclayfests.wordpress.com.


Cabin Fever Clay Fest, in its 6th year, runs for six days begins with pre-conference full-day workshops Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17, 2013 and 4-hour conference workshops Sunday, February 17 through Wednesday, February 20, 2013.  Registration forms are available here.

Pre-conference instructors include:

·  Rosa Martha Celorios Aceves – Appliquéd Bisque Bead Pendant

·  Jana Roberts Benzon Pre-Conf. – Glazed “Stoneware” Beads

 

·  Lindly Haunani Pre-Conf. * - Translucent Innovations – Exploring Folded Bead Forms (2-day)

·  Doreen Gay-Kassel Pre-Conf. – Ganesha Triptych 

·  Ellen Marshall Pre-Conf. – Color, Surface Treatment, and a Little Bling

·  Iris Mishly Pre-conf. – Skyscraper and Flakes

·  Nan Roche Pre-Conf. – Loop-In-Loop Chaining

·  Sarah Shriver Pre-Conf. – Intricate Kaleidoscope Caning with a Twist

*Lindly Haunani is the 2013 Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award Recipient

Conference instructors include:

_·         Jana Roberts Benzon - Conference – Wruffled Whimsy

_·         Christi Friesen Conference – Spectacular Stained Glass Pendants/Fe Fi Faux Fabulous

_·         Lindly Haunani Conference - Bodacious Bubbles: Keepsake Blade Holder

_·         Tommie Howell - Conference – “I’ve Been Framed”

·           Doreen Gay-Kassel Conference – Sculptural Birds and Beasts Ornaments

__         Iris Mishly - Conference – Brocade Hemisphere

·           Kathryn Jo Ottman Conference – It’s About Coordination!

·           Marie Segal Conference – Between the Space Canes/Shadeplay Caning

·           Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg Conference – Hooray for Polywood!

__·        Sarah Shriver Conference – Mini Acorn Earrings and Pendant

·           Laura Tabakman Conference – Polymer and Wire Earrings

·           Cynthia Tinapple Conference – Join the Rockettes


Pre-registration is required and registration is open until full. Four lucky attendees will receive a $100 partial scholarship to attend CFCF 2014 but must register to qualify.  Email Kathryn Ottman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information or visit www.polymerclayfests.wordpress.com to download registration forms and workshop descriptions!

This year, we also have the privilege of honoring Lindly Haunani with the Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award. The honor is given to polymer artists who have contributed significantly to the polymer clay world through education, creative design, and innovation. Lindly is being honored for her contributions to the polymer community including being a founding member of the one of the first guilds and her hands-on color theory workshops, which have also helped many polymer artists overcome fear of color and develop their sense of color in their work.  Past recipients include: Nan Roche, Judith Skinner, and Marie Segal.

Lindly will be honored on Tuesday evening, February 19, 2013. All who wish to honor her are encouraged to attend and show their appreciation. In addition, we will hold a silent auction to benefit NICU at HCH and CP Kid Center in Louisville, Kentucky, in honor of Ron Lehocky. Email Kathryn Ottman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information and donation form.

Synergy3 Conference

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:00 am - Saturday, March 16, 2013 8:00 am
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The IPCA proudly announces its 3rd International Conference:

Synergy3: "Seeking Higher Ground"

March 13-16, 2013

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

To elevate our beloved medium, there will be seminars in Design, Business and Technique, guest speakers, and more. We will be opening the Synergy 3 website very soon with conference information including seminar schedule, events extras, and featured presenters.

CFCF Workshops 2014 - Laurel, MD

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:00 am - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:00 pm
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SHRIVER Intricate KalThe Seventh Annual CABIN FEVER CLAY FEST for 2014 IN LAUREL, MD IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION! We've expanded to 8 days (February 12-19, 2014) and you can pick one day, two days, three days, or all days! Workshop prices range from $125 for a full-day workshop to $400 for five 4-hour workshops.  Meal plan is now also optional.

 

 

Pre-conference dates are from Feb. 12-16 (you don't have to attend the conference to take pre-conference workshops). 

Conference dates are from Feb. 16-19 with Sarah Shriver and Elise Winters being honored on the evening of Feb. 18 with the Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award. 

Follow this link http://wp.me/pjq15-KS for info on specific workshops and to download the registration forms. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any specific questions. We look forward to seeing you in February!

Pre-Conference Instructors (1-2 day workshops) include:

  • 2/12-2/13  Jeffrey Lloyd Dever  - Robert Liu  (select one)
  • 2/14  Nan Roche - Sarah Shriver - Cindy Silas  (select one)
  • 2/15  Heather Campbell - Doreen Kassel - Sarah Shriver  (select one)
  • 2/16  Jana Roberts Benzon - Dayle Doroshow - Marie Segal   (select one)

Conference Instructors (4-hour workshops) include:

  • 2/16 6:30PM Doreen Kassel - Sharyn Neuwirth - Kathryn Ottman (select one)
  • 2/17 8:00AM  Jana Roberts Benzon - Louise Fischer Cozzi - Dayle Doroshow  (select one)
  • 2/17 1:00PM Louise Fischer Cozzi - Marie Segal - Sarah Shriver  (select one)
  • 2/18 8:00AM  Ann and Karen Mitchell - Marie Segal - Sarah Shriver  (select one)
  • 2/18 1:00PM  Jana Roberts Benzon - Heather Campbell - Dayle Doroshow  (select one)
  • 2/19 8:00AM  Penni Jo Couch - Heather Campbell - Lindly Haunani  (select one)
  • 2/19 1:00PM  Penni Jo Couch - Lindly Haunani - Ann and Karen Mitchell (select one)

American Mosaic Summit 2014 - Houston, TX

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:00 am - Sunday, May 04, 2014 8:00 am
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13th Annual SAMA Conference - Society of American Mosaic Artists 

2014 Host City:  Houston, Texas

April 30 - May 4, 2014

Details on SAMA Website:  http://www.americanmosaics.org 

CABIN FEVER 12-18 FEB. 2015 - STILL TIME TO REGISTER

Thursday, February 12, 2015 3:00 am - Thursday, February 19, 2015 4:00 am
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Happy New Year to you all!  Now that the holidays are over and the New Year has begun, it’s time to give your creative spirit a gift.  Join us for this one-of-a-kind event, now in it’s 8th year.

 Take advantage of an opportunity to fill your days with classes from a choice of 16 different instructors (Maureen Carlson, Jana Roberts Benzon, Robert Dancik, Dayle Doroshow, Christi Friesen, Lindly Haunani, Anke Humpert, Doreen Kassel, Randee Ketzel, Ann and Karen Mitchell, Melanie Muir, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Nan Roche, Marie Segal, Eugena Topina, and Teri Walters) and make new friends.  Take away skills and techniques to improve your work and develop a style all your own.

There are two things that set this even apart from any other:

First, CFCAF has the largest number of polymer instructors gathered in one location.  You have your choice of which classes you want to attend and have a 24-hour room to work in while not in class.  There is also an opportunity to show and sell your work to your peers.  Attendees of Cabin Fever range from novice to professional artists, some who have been attending since year one.

Second, the auction at CFCAF has each year benefited one or more charities including American Cancer Society, CERF, and Wounded Warriors Fund.  This year will be no different.

So, what are you waiting for?  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS  and register today. Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EUROSYNERGY2 Conference

Sunday, July 10, 2016 10:00 am - Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:00 am
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Eurosynergy2 conference in Bordeaux! Read more here.

Cutting Polymer Clay with Curio & Cameo Machines

Saturday, August 20, 2016 11:00 am - Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:00 pm
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This presentation at All Things Silhouette California with Mags Bonham will show you how to use the Cameo &Curio machines to cut and etch the clay in it’s raw state. 

Synergy4 Conference

Sunday, August 13, 2017 6:00 pm - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:00 pm
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Synergy, the keynote conference in the Polymer Clay world, is proud to announce its fourth North American Conference in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The theme for the conference is A New Leaf.

Visit the Synergy4 Website for full details and information on how to register.

Clay Out West

Monday, October 01, 2018 10:00 am - Thursday, October 04, 2018 7:00 pm
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Join us in Albuquerque, NM for a four day polymer conference being held at the Isleta Resort & Casino from October 1 - 4.

Instructors will be Donna Kato, Leslie Blackford, Carol Blackburn, Julie Picarello, Shelley Atwood, Daniel Torres & Natalia Garcia de Leaniz.

Attendees will take classes from all instructors over the four day event. Registration opens May 1 and space is limited to 80 participants.

To view projects being taught go to www.themoodywoods.com.

To book your hotel room contact the Isleta Resort at 877-747-5382 and use code CLA1018.

For complete information email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Annie Hooten at 505-228-8703.

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