Polymania UK 2021 – Virtual Event
Polymania UK 2021 will be a virtual event – held safely online. Whilst we appreciate it won’t be the same as the real event we will plan it as carefully as possible to make it a fun experience. As usual priority booking was given to previous attendees and mailing list subscribers – you can join the UK Polymer Clay Workshops mailing list here. General registration is now open and you can book using the form at the bottom of this page.
Cane Covered Fish Sculpture with Adam Thomas Rees
In this class, we will use polymer clay to do something a little different. Together, and with step-by-step instructions, we will make a fish and a fish scale cane that we will reduce and recombine to cover our fishes. Leave this class with a finished piece of sculpture and add something new to your polymer clay repertoire!
You can find out more about Adam at https://adamthomasrees.com/
Nature Walk; Birch Twigs, Feathery Grass, and Mushrooms Workshop Description with Jana Roberts Benzon
Surprisingly realistic birch twigs, grass and mushrooms, are on our Nature Walk Workshop trail guide (“Bundled Treasure”, shown below, features the items you’ll learn how to create). Students will learn, step by simple step, to create these life-like items using out of the box tools and techniques. The techniques taught in this workshop are all innovative and new – they needed to be to accomplish these realistic pieces without the use of paints! These new skills will easily adapt to other clay “ventures” and will widely expand the student’s claying options and skill set.In the workshop, each student will have the opportunity to create “stand alone” nature components or incorporate them into a pendant or brooch pin. Students will also learn my nifty trick for professionally setting a pinback or bail, and how to speedily apply a “museum quality” backing to their pieces.
You can find out more about Jana at her website here – http://janarobertsbenzon.com/index.html
Swing Pendant with Noelia Contreras Martin
Let’s escape from the fixed, static and immutable, building with clay something variable, mobile and interchangeable. In this course we will create a structure with a guide that will allow us to slide different pendants that we will also make reversible. We will work on different techniques to build the pendants and assemble the hooking mechanisms. We will use patinas to mute colours, silk screens as central decorations, cuts and substitutions in clay sheets… Once the project is finished we will have an anchor to slide our reversible pendants with all the combinations we want.
You can find Noelia on Instagram here – https://www.instagram.com/noeliacontrerasm
Provision Suggested Event Timings (all times GMT)
Thursday 18th March 7.30pm – 10pm – Drinks in the bar zoom social
Friday 19th March 1pm – 8/9pm workshop with Adam Thomas Rees
Saturday 20th March 1pm – 8/9pm workshop with Jana Roberts Benzon
Sunday 21st March 11am – 6/7pm workshop with Noelia Contreras Martin
Monday 22nd March 10am -1pm – Optional finishing/social zoom
There will also be a polymer clay quiz session and some other optional social sessions, maybe in the mornings before workshops.
We will also run a practice zoom and social before the event for those of you who aren’t familiar with zoom.
These details will be finalised and will be sent to those who register to attend.
Pricing and Payment Details
The price of the event is £215 for UK residents. This will include the workshops above via zoom, a private facebook group for participants, access to a recording of the workshops after the event and a package of supplies sent to you before the class (at the moment I am unable to confirm what it will contain but it should be most of the clay for the projects and some particular supplies for the workshops). People from outside the UK will pay £210 as unfortunately, we will be unable to send a package of supplies.
Please be aware that whilst I will do my best to get your package to you in advance of the workshop I will be dependant on the items arriving to me in time and the postal service to deliver so I can make no guarantees!
We would like to thank the event sponsors and supporters