Polymania UK 2019
3 day polymer clay workshop at the 4 star Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, BS1 6SQ, UK on 8th-10th March 2019 (and possibly again on 12th-14th March 2019 – see below).
Diamond earrings with Sylvie Peraud
These earrings are interesting by their geometrical shape with very sharp edges and by the fact that they are so light because they are hollow.
The unusual construction process is done in a unique step with a single baking in the oven.
Once they are baked, students will roughly sand the diamonds in order to make those edges as sharp as possible.
Decorations and colour will be added with a brand new product from Van Aken enabling to highlight the shape and add some visual interest. Colour and decorations will be set with the heat-gun.
The final point will be to insert and set the hand made stainless steel earring findings in the hollow shape.
We can’t wait to see the brand new product!!!!
Reversible Earrings with Olga Nicolas
I like to create reversible jewellery that can be adapted to the outfits I wear. What is quite simple to achieve for a necklace is more difficult for earrings. So I looked for a simple way to create these reversible earrings.
This one-day project is very complete. You will discover and experiment 2 coloured and playful surface treatments where inks, pastels and acrylic paints are used. You will also mix the engraving on raw clay as well as on baked clay.
You will see how to make a very easy and fast glossy finish whose result is close to the effect of the resin.
You will create a simple but innovative polymer clay hoop earring that makes it easy to change the pendant either to turn it over or to place another form of pendant.
You will also learn how to work and shape the metal wire and embed it securely into the polymer clay hoop
“You Crack Me Up” with Debbie Crothers
The price for this event is £340 per person. Included in the price are 3 full day workshops, one with Debbie Crothers, one with Olga Nicolas and one with Sylvie Peraud. There will be a range of refreshments available throughout each day and a hot and cold 3 course buffet lunch which will be served in the hotel restaurant so we don’t get crumbs on our clay! Polymer clay for the workshops is again being generously provided again by Decoman.
The Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa is a lovely hotel not far from the centre of Bristol. It is a 10 minute walk from the Bristol Temple Meads railway station and the airport bus stops just around the corner on Redcliffe Way. We will have access to the event suite until 11pm each night for those of you who want to carry on after the teaching has finished! There is free wi-fi throughout the hotel.
Registration will be between 9am and 9:30am on Friday 8th March. Teaching will finish at about 6pm each day. There will be a social on Thursday evening for anyone who is arriving then. We will have a swap on Friday evening and on Saturday night there will be a group meal. There will be a teachers sale during the event. It should be a great weekend full of fun and lots of polymer clay !
Polymania UK 2019 is now full but if you are interested in coming please fill out the waiting list form in case any places become available (which they always do).
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Some feedback from previous Polymania UK attendees:
‘Without wishing to ‘gush’ it really felt like I’d ‘come home’. I will never forget this, what I hope will be the first of many, Polymania event.’
‘It was such a great experience and I learned so much, not just from the tutors, but sharing hints and tips with the other participants. It’s a great social event too and great to connect with people who ‘get’ polymer clay!’
‘The level of organisation that went into this event showed in the smallest detail.’
‘Amazing weekend, awesome tutors and organisation second to none…’
‘Cara excelled herself- if you want to go to an efficient, enjoyable and quite brilliant polymer clay weekend, then look out for Cara’s next event.’
‘Having the best fun at Polymania where I have made the best cane I have ever made! All thanks to Kato Polyclay and our fab tutor!’
‘Can’t wait til the next one!’
‘I just loved it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’