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The fun we had at Polymania 2015

Posted on May 11, 2015

Polymania UK 2015 was a brilliant 3 day polymer clay workshop full of fun! I know I had a lot of fun teaching and creating with friends old and new and from the feedback I’ve had I know everyone else had a fab time too! The 4 star Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa definitely helped with the freshly baked cookies, lovely 3 course lunch and the cream cakes not to mention the never ending supply of tea and coffee….

Here are some photos from the event – you can see more on our facebook page


Polymania UK 2015 Instructors Donna Kato, Cara Jane Hayman and Bettina Welker polymer clay workshop tutors

Polymania UK 2015 instructors Donna KatoCara Jane Hayman and Bettina Welker .

A huge thank you to the tutors for excellent and inspiring workshops!

Polymania 2015 polymer clay workshop - participants hard at work

Hard at work

Polymania 2015 students watching Donna Kato

Learning from the expert

Cara Jane teaching her Kimono Curl polymer clay Pendant at Polymania 2015

Cara Jane even worked with pink for a change – here is the evidence …

Polymania UK 2015 attendees

The lovley Polymania UK 2015 attendees

Thank you to the participants who made it such a wonderful weekend!

Polymer Clay Rings made in Donna Kato's workshop at Polymania UJK 2015

Polymer Clay Rings made by students in Donna Kato’s workshop

Polymer Clay Canes made by students in Cara Jane Hayman's workshop at Polymania 2015

Canes made by students in Cara Jane Hayman’s workshop

Bettina's workshop work in progress at Polymania 2015 - polymer clay necklace parts

Bettina Welker’s workshop work in progress





Polymania 2015 polymer clay bead swap bead string

Beads from the bead swap

Polymania Group meal at Za Za Bazaar restuarant Bristol

Group meal at Za Za Bazaar – the biggest restaurant in the UK with an amazing selection of food!

Some feedback from Polymania UK 2015 attendees:

‘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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’

‘I had an amazing time, it was well organised and everyone was lovely, the constant supply of coffee and snacks was brilliant, the venue was lovely, I can’t say anymore, well done Cara on organising such a great event, I look forward to more!!’


Goody bags

The contents of the Polymania Goody bag

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the generous suppliers for the gifts and vouchers:

Bags (as well as the clay for all our projects!) from Kato Polyclay Europa

Pens from Polymania UK

Embossing Powder from WOW! Embossing Powder

Notebook and Catalogue from GMC Publications

Beads and charms and a voucher from Spoilt Rotten Beads

3M polishing papers and copper fishhook earwires and a voucher fromMetal Clay Ltd. Metal Clay Ltd also kindly sent some bottles of Swellegant and texture sheets for us to try out but we were so busy finishing our projects we didn’t have time.

Making Jewellery sent us a copy of their magazine

Beads & Beyond Magazine sent us a copy (some people got the October Issue with Cara Jane Contemporary Jewellery‘s leaf project )

Make Jewellery sent a copy of the magazine (the March edition with a feature about Polymania )

Acrylic plate and cutting blade from Clayaround

Voucher from The Blue Bottle Tree

Voucher from Melanie Muir Jewellery Design

Voucher from Cookson Gold

Voucher from Scientific Wire

also an entirely separate goody bag (not shown here) fromJewelleryMaker with loads of lovely goodies!

All the clay for the workshops was generously provided by Decoman who distribute Kato Polyclay throughout Europe.


You’ll be pleased to hear we have started planning Polymania 2016 – more details soon we hope!


  1. Looks like you all had a fabulous time….very envious!!!
    Cara, can you please keep me posted on the next event?
    Thanks in anticipation.
    best regards

    • Hi Dayl we did have a great time! I will add the email address you posted with to the mailing list for future UK workshops if that’s OK with you. Thanks Cara

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