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Lisa Pavelka Classes-Tucson

Tuesday, February 02, 2010 4:00 am - Monday, February 08, 2010 6:59 pm
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Laurie Mika workshop in Houston, TX

Saturday, August 14, 2010 6:00 am - Sunday, August 15, 2010 7:59 pm
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Workshop with Laurie Mika

Mixed Media Mosaic Icons

August 14 -15, 2010

Sponsored by:  Houston Polymer Clay Guild


Please join us for an intensive, technique driven workshop creating mixed media mosaics using polymer clay. In creating our “Icons”, students will learn a variety of overlapping techniques that include: mosaic design, painting, rubber stamping, collage, embossing, beading, and embedding just about anything into polymer clay.  The result will be a personal and beautiful icon that can be hung on the wall or displayed on a plate stand. Techniques learned in this class can also be used to make jewelry. 

This will be a hands-on workshop where students will get the experience of making and baking their own tiles and component parts. No previous clay experience is required, so come join the fun!

For more information/sign up go to or contact Patricia Daugherty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



A Major Neckpiece for the Opera or the Wall

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 5:00 am - Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:59 pm
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Kathleen Dustin leads this intensive 4-day workshop which covers making hollow large scale polymer beads in multiple shapes as well as a variety of techniques to cover them including layering, carving, and sculpting as well as arranging/connecting them appropriately. The emphasis, however, will be on enabling the student to develop and focus on their personal expression in making this large neckpiece through group and one-on-one duscussion. While working on the veranda of Penina Meisels home overlooking dramatic views of the New Mexico landscape in Santa Fe, we can all imagine we\'re Georgia O\'Keefe and will surely be inspired. There will also be a little time for shoppine and gallery outings as well as open studio time in the evenings.

Antique Talismanic Hinged Pendants with Tory Hughes

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:00 pm - Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:59 pm
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<p> Tory Hughes in Plano Texas! </p> <p> Exotic and antique-seeming small pendants with hinged sections. Imitative turquoise. Your small precious found objects included. This class begins Friday night, goes through noon Sunday: you have two nights to design and brainstorm, to plan and play. </p> <p> I will also be doing a demo Sunday afternoon about integrating wire into your work for function and ornamentation. </p> <p> Come join us! </p> <p> Tory  </p>

Judy Belcher in Houston, Texas

Saturday, September 25, 2010 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One-day workshop with Judy Belcher, "Shimmery Caning with Kato Concentrates"

Get details and sign-up information on the Houston Polymer Clay Guild website.


7th Annual Clay Carnival Las Vegas

Thursday, November 04, 2010 4:00 am - Sunday, November 07, 2010 6:59 pm
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<p style="text-align: center"><b>7th Annual Clay Carnival Las Vegas.</b></p><span style="font-size: 15px; border-collapse: collapse; font-family: arial, sans-serif" class="Apple-style-span">Join Judy Belcher, Kim Cavender, Leslie Blackford, Cathy Johnston, Sue Kelsey, Donna Kato and special guest instructors, Julie Picarello and Julie Eakes at the 7th Annual Clay Carnival Las Vegas.  Over 4 days, you will take a 4 hour workshop from each instructor for 32 hours of total immersion in polymer clay.  The event is capped off by the Carnival Pizza Party and Poker Chip Swap!  Clay for classes is provided by Kato Polyclay.<br /><br />Dates:  November 4 - 7, 2010<br />Location:  Imperial Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV<br /><br />For more information and to register for this fabulous "Clay All Day, Play All Night" event, please go to <a href="" style="color: #114170" target="_blank"></a>.<br clear="all" /></span><p> </p>

Ronna S. Weltman Workshop in Houston, TX

Saturday, March 26, 2011 4:00 am - Sunday, March 27, 2011 7:59 pm
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The Houston Polymer Clay Guild is excited to announce that we will host much sought after artist, Ronna Sarvas Weltman on March 26-27, 2011.   We are fortunate to have her and urge those of you who can, to attend our 2-day workshop. 

Take your polymer clay experience to the next level by combining wire and an organic look into your polymer clay jewelry and mixed media projects.

On the first day, we will explore many polymer clay techniques that can achieve the organic look that defines Ronna Sarvas Weltman work. Techniques will include marbling, texturing, carving, and techniques for increasing comfort and skill with color and pagination of polymer clay. 

On the second day of the workshop students will explore more advanced skills, including the practical and aesthetic process of designing successful necklaces, bracelets, brooches, rings and earrings that combine polymer clay and wire. Students will learn how to make their own unique wire clasps and closures. Although the focus in this workshop will be on the creative process, students will have ample opportunities to make finished pieces if they wish.

This workshop is suitable for students with intermediate experience in polymer clay and for students who are beginners to wire work.

Go to Ronna’s website for examples of Ronna’s artistic vision and techniques

For additional information and registration, go to


Blended Canes & Braclets w/ Sarah Shriver

Saturday, May 14, 2011
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Sarah Shriver is coming to Klews place for a 2 Day intensive workshop creating delicate complex blended canes, and shaped beads that puzzle together for a wonderfully playful and dynamic bracelet.

Jeff Dever Workshop in Santa Fe NM

Sunday, September 04, 2011 9:00 am - Thursday, September 08, 2011 9:00 am
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When Wire Meets Clay

This four-day intensive workshop employs wire-working and polymer clay form building techniques to create innovative small-scale sculptural forms in jewelry. First we will fabricate wire frame armatures and then complete basket forms with a tinkered wire-wrapping technique. Next, we will create original polymer clay forms through staged clay layering and multi-cycle curing to complete pieces. Finally, we’ll explore finishing techniques with an emphasis on an array of surface ornamentation options. This is a technique workshop, not a project class; therefore all students should have a basic working knowledge of polymer clay.



Lone Star Retreat 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011 12:00 pm - Sunday, October 02, 2011 7:59 pm
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<p> <b>The Houston Polymer Clay Guild announces the details for Lone Star Retreat 2011</b> </p> <p> The retreat will be held at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in </p> <p> League City, Texas from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2. </p> <p> We have three fabulous instructors for this event: </p> <p> <b>Leslie Blackford</b>; "Off With Your Head".  You will <span style="font-size: 8pt; color: #000000"><span style="font-size: 8pt; color: #000000"><span style="font-size: 10pt">l</span><span style="font-size: 10pt">earn to create whimsical narrative sculptures that feature interchangeable heads made of polymer clay over small light bulbs. </span></span></span> </p> <p> <b>Merrie Bucshbaum</b>; "Mastering the Art of Color and Pattern".  <span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #000000"><span style="color: #000000">Using just black and white plus one color of your choice, you will make a fabulous sampler of patterns that you can use to make a variety of beads for stringing or mosaics for tiles. </span></span> </p> <p> <b>Lindly Haunani</b>: "Confident Color Mixing".  <span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #000000"><span style="color: #000000">A colorful, fun and insightful overview designed to increase your confidence when mixing colors using polymer clay.</span></span> </p> <p> <b>For complete details about the classes and registration please click</b> <a href="" target="_self">HERE</a> </p>

Carol Blackburn Workshop - Santa fe NM

Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:30 am - Monday, February 20, 2012 9:30 am
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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.

Carol Simmons workshop

Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:00 am - Monday, April 23, 2012 9:00 am
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Carol Simmons will lead a two-day workshop on her 'Intricate Cane Veneers" technique; heavy in color theory and can construction--you know hers are the best!--this workshop is a rare opportunity to attend a master class in  a shorter venue than she normally holds.

6-Day Birds and Clay Workshop with Carol Simmons

Monday, May 14, 2012 1:00 pm - Sunday, May 20, 2012 4:00 pm
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Award winning polymer clay artist Carol Simmons will be teaming up with Sheri L. Williamson, hummingbird specialist and birder extraordinaire, to offer a 6-day workshop combining polymer clay and birding outside of Bisbee, AZ next spring. Carol will teach Intricate Kaleidoscope Cane Veneers and Sheri (author of The Peterson Guide to Hummingbirds) will lead short birding tours each day. The workshop will take place at the renowned Casa de San Pedro Bed and Breakfast, near Bisbee, AZ, a birders paradise and the “hummingbird capital of the United States.” More information at

Fishtail Flip Pendant Watercolor Technique with Maggie Maggio

Saturday, January 26, 2013 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Learn how to bring out the richness of color in polymer clay by washing thin sheets over a white base.

Start by making a color collage to inspire your palette for the workshop and then practice

instinctively mixing colors using the Maggio Mixing Map as a guide.

After mixing your project colors, Maggie will demonstrate the

basic versions of her Watercolor Technique and show you how to make a sampler set of

simple flat beads that will allow you to play with color, shape and visual texture.

After making and baking your own beautiful collection of flat color-washed beads in many

shapes and sizes you will select five beads to combine into a fun reversible pendant which

we will finish in class using rubber cording. You can then take the rest of your beads home

to put together into jewelry of your own design.

Tuition:  $75 (or $125 for 2 classes)  & %  $300 airfare

Kit Fee : $15 kit fee includes colored clay, handouts, stringing materials and group supplies.

Materials to Bring: Premo Polymer Clay, minimum of 6 oz (195 g) of dark scrap or Black

clay and 4 oz (130 g) of White clay. Colored clay provided.

Magazine clippings in a plastic zip-lock bag (at least 100 clippings with the white backgrounds and text trimmed away.)

Between Shadow and Light Landscape Collage Brooch (Adv.) with Maggie Maggio

Sunday, January 27, 2013 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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In this fast-paced workshop you will learn how to mix customized

colors inspired by your favorite landscape, explore what nature can

teach us about adding depth to our work, practice troubleshooting

to get gorgeous color combinations, and collage a mini landscape

brooch to take home.

Start by instinctively mixing colors to match your landscape using the Maggio Mixing Map

as a guide. Once you have the colors you need, Maggie will demonstrate her advanced

Watercolor techniques for creating color-washed sheets to mimic Sky, Mountains, Trees,

Fields and Water. Have fun exploring new ways to combine a variety of standard polymer

techniques with the Watercolor technique as you make your personal collection of sheets.

Play with tearing and laying out your sheets until you have an abstract collage that feels

inspired by your landscape and then mount your collage in a 2” (50 mm) brass frame

without using glue.

Tuition: $75 (or $125 for 2 classes)   & % $300 airfare

Kit Fee: $15 kit fee includes colored clay, handouts and group supplies.

Materials to Bring: Premo Polymer Clay, minimum of 6 oz (195 g) of White and 2 oz

(65g) of Black. Colored clay provided. In addition to pasta machine, work surface, and blade,

students should bring one or more magazine clippings or photos of landscapes to use as

Take Two! Polymer - Improvisation Workshop

Saturday, February 02, 2013 10:00 am - Sunday, February 03, 2013 10:00 pm
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Please join Carol Blackburn and Tory Hughes for a two day workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 2nd and 3rd February 2013.

Carol will be teaching several of her pattern techniques and Tory will be showing a range of approaches to personalize those "techniques" towards a finished work designed distinctly for your own voice.

For more information:-

Retreat: OK Poly-Clay "Twisters"

Thursday, April 11, 2013 9:00 am - Sunday, April 14, 2013 9:00 am
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3rd Annual "OK Poly-Clay Twisters" Retreat

Thursday Through Saturday, April 11. 12, and 13, 2013

Norman, Oklahoma

Three days of claying! Nationally-known polymer clay artist, teacher and author Syndee Holt will teach two classes and clay along with us. Come join the fun: make and takes, goody bags, door prizes, silent auction, and demos by various presenters, incuding professional sculptor and designer of Best Flexible Molds, Penni Jo Couch. Light breakfast and lunch included. Vendor space available. Early Bird registration, $80.00, ends March 11, 2013. To register or for more information: 





Carol Blackburn, Patterns in Polymer

Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:00 am - Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:00 am
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Please join me and our host, photographer Penina Meisels, in Santa Fe, NM for a workshop making patterns in polymer.  During the two days we will create a variety of unusual patterns for polymer jewellery and there will also be an opportunity to have your work professionally photographed.     Carol

email peninam at gmail dot com for details and registration

Workshop $200 - a deposit of $50 is required.

Special 3 day Color&Kaleidoscope Workshop

Friday, May 15, 2015 8:00 am - Sunday, May 17, 2015 5:00 pm
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There are still openings in this special workshop: More color, more cane designs, more projects. Register now.
Workshop is in Albuquerque, New Mexico on 15. - 17. 5.

For more imfo please dontact Annie Hooten on her email below.


Barb Fajardo's Blooming Barnacles

Saturday, July 18, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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