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Fri. 17 Feb, 2012 9:00 am - Thu. 23 Feb, 2012 10:00 am

The 5th ANNUAL CABIN FEVER CLAY FESTIVAL will be held in Laurel, MD from 17 February -19 February for pre-conference and 19-22 February for the conference.  Stay tuned for announcement of instructors and special honoree. 

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You don't want to miss this anniversary year celebration!

Dayle Doroshow Workshops in Tallahassee

Sat. 18 Feb, 2012 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Award winning mixed media artist Dayle Doroshow will be teaching three workshops at the LeMoyne Art Education Center in Tallahassee. The workshops include a variety media including polymer clay, collage, image transfer, hollow forms, fibers, bookmaking and jewelry design. The workshops are being hosted by the Tallahassee Polymer Clay Art Guild.

Dayle Doroshow trained in traditional ceramics at Riverside Bell Tower Pottery program and the Columbia University Extension program in New York City and sold her pottery in Greenwich Village shops. She is the owner of design studio Zingaro, Stamp of Distinction in California.

The Messengers and Storytellers workshop is on Saturday, February 18, 2011. Students will explore the mystery of three-dimensional figures, creating figures of polymer clay using a variety of surface design techniques and embellished with beads, fibers and personal treasures. Inspiration will come from earlier cultures and also from easy whimsical designs collaged from two-dimensional imagery. Doors and hiding places will be explored as part of the design. The Messengers can have secret places to hide a message or object, the Storytellers can house a small book and both can incorporate removable jewelry.

On Sunday, February 19, Rattle Beads and Pendants workshop includes a survey of ancient cultures as inspiration for sound-making beads and pendants. There will be several ways for creating the rattles along with easy variations. Techniques for surface designs will be many and varied and include millefiori applique, embossing and texture. Carved and sculptural elements will adorn the rattles and also serve as bead caps.

The final workshop, The Unfolding Pyramid, will take place on Monday, February 20, 2011. Explore the mysteries of ancient civilizations as students peek through windows, unlock and walk through doors into the world of sculptural books. Using polymer clay, beautiful papers, and other elements, students will create freestanding, three-dimensional ”books that are sculptures” or visa versa. Personal imagery, found objects and other mixed media will be combined with polymer clay to create a pyramid structure that unfolds to reveal a hidden surprise. Polymer clay techniques include transferring photocopy imagery, carving and antiquing, making and using three dimensional clay pieces.

Each workshop costs $125, with multi-day discounts available. Lunch is included each day and a casual reception with the artist is scheduled for Friday, February 17, 2011.

3 Days $300.00 Incl Fri Night reception, lunch for 3 days
2 Days $225.00 Incl Fri Night reception, lunch for 2 days
1 Day $125.00 Incl Fri Night reception, lunch for 1 day
Discount for current Tallahassee Polymer Clay Art Guild OR IPCA Members: $10 Discounts cannot be combined

Registration Information

To reserve your space in the workshops, send a $25 per workshop nonrefundable deposit to:

Tallahassee Polymer Clay Art Guild

410 Vinnedge Ride

Tallahassee, FL 32303-5140

Please indicate which workshop(s) you want to attend, your contact information including email, and any special dietary needs. We will attempt to honor dietary needs to the best of our ability but cannot guarantee we can comply with extremely specialized requests.

Final payment is due by January 31, 2011. No refunds will be given after January 31, 2011.

The minimum registrations needed for each workshop is eight (8) students.

For lodging information, please contact us for options in the vicinity of the class location.

Carol Blackburn Workshop - Santa fe NM

Sat. 18 Feb, 2012 9:30 am - Mon. 20 Feb, 2012 9:30 am
Carol Blackburn Workshop – Santa Fe NM              February 18-19, 2012
Carol will be in Santa Fe teaching a two day workshop on Saturday & Sunday from 9:30 to 4:30. This is an incredible opportunity to work with the author of Making Polymer Clay Beads, said to be one of the best polymer books on the subject.  Carol has taught throughout Europe. Her work is collected widely, and is featured in books and magazines.  She has that ‘across the pond’ humor and will keep you laughing and learning for two incredible days.. Check out her website: 
Saturday Workshop– The Ripple Effect :  Learn an array of techniques to make beautiful beads and pendants using ripple patterned slices of polymer clay. By layering, forming, and making angled cuts through layers of polymer, we will discover the versatility of the ripple blade and create unique and colorful jewelry.
Sunday Workshop– Bangles : We will prepare and bake a bangle base and decorate with slices from the ripple effect cane from the first day. For those attending the 2nd day only we will use the ripple blade to create a colorful ric-rac patterned veneer to cover the baked bangle blanks.
Cost: $100 for a single day, either Saturday or Sunday, $180 for both days  + Materials fee: $12.00
Location: StampaFe Art store, 114 Don Gaspar Ave. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register or for workshop questions. Please send your name, email address, phone number and
preferred workshop days.  Space is limited.