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Polymania UK 2018

3 day polymer clay workshop at the 4 star Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, BS1 6SQ, UK  on 16-18th  March 2018 (and possibly again on 20th-22nd March 2018 – see below)

The Ripple Effect – ‘Missoni’ patterns with Carol Blackburn

This one day workshop is inspired by the multi coloured fabrics designed by the Italian fashion house, Missoni.

Many of us have a ripple blade in our tool box but often it just sits there unused and its potential is not always seen.

So, in this workshop we will experiment with this interesting tool and how to arrange layered stacks of polymer from which to create ‘Missoni’ style, decorative veneers; no two will be the same. These veneers will be used to make a necklace of hollow free-form beads.

Carol Blackburn The Ripple Effect - Polymania 2018 workshop project

Carol Blackburn The Ripple Effect - Polymania 2018 workshop project

Hollow Beads Necklace workshop with Donna Kato

I love big jewelry, I don’t, however, appreciate the weight. So, in this class, we’ll make several hollow beads and round discs – pieced design, drilled, color re-placement, incised (we’ve carved before so we may not do this one but if need be, a full explanation will be covered) to create this piece. The clasp will also be made.

Donna Kato Black and White Hollow Necklace - Polymania 2018 workshop project

Translucent Layering Techniques by Kathleen Dustin

While making a brooch or a pendant, each student learns how to layer translucent polymer clay to produce a rich and beautiful depth of surface using polymer heat-set paints, simple canework, gold leaf and powder inclusions. Kathleen will guide students in making color and design decisions as they work with this involved technique.
(There won’t be enough time to include the wire extensions in your design, but Kathleen will demonstrate how they are done.)

Kathleen Dustin Translucent Layering Technique Polymania 2018 Workshop Project - Blue Layers PinTranslucent Layering Techniques by Kathleen Dustin Close Up. Polymania 2018 workshop project


General Details

The price for this is event is £335 per person. Included in the price are 3 full day workshops, one with Donna Kato, one with Carol Blackburn and  one with Kathleen Dustin. 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.

Clayaround  and Monkey Ann will be there too so you can check out all the latest tools and polymer must haves!

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.

We will have a swap on the Friday night more details will follow.

On Saturday  night there will be a teachers sale and then a group meal. It should be a great weekend full of fun and lots of polymer clay !


Polymania UK 2018 was fully booked during the mailing list priority booking period BUT we have a waiting list in case any places become available (which they always do) and on the waiting list. We did talk about running a second event but unfortunately this won’t be possible this year.

The waiting list form is here – http://carajane.co.uk/polymania-2018-booking


For priority booking for this event and future Polymania events join the UK Polymer Workshops Mailing List


Some feedback from previous Polymania UK  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!!’