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Polymania UK 2020

Polymania UK 2020 was held as a virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The teacher taught using live stream video from their homes. We hope to hold a retreat at the Mercure hotel on October 30th-1st November for the participants.


Bettina Welker – Bayonet Clasp Pendant

Bettina Welker Bayonet Clasp Pendant - Polymania UK 2020

Learn to make an entirely polymer clay bayonet clasp. This then becomes the focal point as part of a pendant.

Donna Kato – Rings, rings, rings!

A One Day Class In Which We Dabble in Finger Baubles.

In this class, we will create two basic ring types: The Block (With Rising Splats) and The Box in which small, special items may be stashed.

You will know how to create some variations on the basic themes.

Sarah Shriver – Loop-de-Loop

Sarah Shriver Loop-de-Loop Polymania UK 2020

Create this fun trompe l’oeil “loop” pattern with just 2 sets of colorful blends!
The class will cover:
• Mixing a color palette that works
• Detailed instructions on how to construct the cane
• The use of highlights and shadows to create the illusion of depth
• Tips and techniques for building and reducing your cane
• Ideas about creating a successful design
• Ideas for building patterns and pattern variations

Sarah Shriver Loop-de-Loop project Polymania UK 2020
Sarah Shriver Loop-de-Loop beads. Polymania UK 2020

Gain more control of your caning skills and have fun doing it!

A huge thank you to the event sponsors

General Details

The price for this event is £355 per person. Included in the price are 3 full-day workshops, one with Bettina Welker, one with Donna Kato and one with Sarah Shriver. 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!

The Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa is a lovely hotel not far from the center 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 20th March. Teaching will finish at about 6pm each day, please be aware if you chose to leave before this time on Sunday 22nd March you may miss some of the workshop. 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 at Za Za Bazaar, an all you can eat buffet with different food from around the world. There will be a teachers sale during the event. It should be a great weekend full of fun and lots of polymer clay!


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