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Lone Star Retreat 2011

Fri. 30 Sep, 2011 12:00 pm - Sun. 2 Oct, 2011 7:59 pm
<p> <b>The Houston Polymer Clay Guild announces the details for Lone Star Retreat 2011</b> </p> <p> The retreat will be held at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in </p> <p> League City, Texas from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2. </p> <p> We have three fabulous instructors for this event: </p> <p> <b>Leslie Blackford</b>; "Off With Your Head".  You will <span style="font-size: 8pt; color: #000000"><span style="font-size: 8pt; color: #000000"><span style="font-size: 10pt">l</span><span style="font-size: 10pt">earn to create whimsical narrative sculptures that feature interchangeable heads made of polymer clay over small light bulbs. </span></span></span> </p> <p> <b>Merrie Bucshbaum</b>; "Mastering the Art of Color and Pattern".  <span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #000000"><span style="color: #000000">Using just black and white plus one color of your choice, you will make a fabulous sampler of patterns that you can use to make a variety of beads for stringing or mosaics for tiles. </span></span> </p> <p> <b>Lindly Haunani</b>: "Confident Color Mixing".  <span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #000000"><span style="color: #000000">A colorful, fun and insightful overview designed to increase your confidence when mixing colors using polymer clay.</span></span> </p> <p> <b>For complete details about the classes and registration please click</b> <a href="http://www.houstonpolyclay.org/retreat_2011.htm" target="_self">HERE</a> </p>


Sat. 1 Oct, 2011 8:00 am

Polymer Clay and Creative Arts Fests is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 5th Annual Cabin Fever Clay Fest, 17-22 February 2012. The Fest will once again be held at the Holiday Inn West in Laurel, MD.  Workshop descriptions and registration forms are available at www.polymerclayfests.wordpress.com.

We have another year with a full schedule of incredibly talented instructors. If you haven't attended CFCF yet, it's an action packed six days of non-stop learning and we want you to be part of it!

Pre-conference begins on Friday, 17 Feb. and runs through Sunday. 19 Feb. with full-day workshops from the following:


  • Jana Roberts Benzon: New Age Bargello (Sun.)
  • Jeffrey Lloyd Dever: A Perfect Union: When Wire Meets Polymer Clay (Fri. and Sun.)
  • Barbara Lewis: Torch Fired Beads (Fri.)
  • Lindly Haunani: Ikat Leaves (Sat.)
  • Liz Potter Hall: Fillable Forms (Fri.)
  • Nan Roche: Chasing and Leatherwork with Polymer Clay (Sat.)
  • *Marie Segal: All Wired Up (Fri.)
  • Sarah Shriver: Textile Inspired Canes (Sun.)

*Marie Segal is the 2012 Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award Recipient

The Conference begins on Sunday, 19 Feb. and runs through Wednesday 22 Feb. with workshops from the following:

CFCF 2012 CONFERENCE (4 hour workshops)

  • Blair Anderson: Intro to Silversmithing for the Polymer Artist (Tues. 8:00AM/Tues. 1:00PM)
  • Jana Roberts Benzon: Taking Flight Dimensional Cutwork (Tues. 8:00AM/Tues. 1:00PM)
  • Lindly Haunani: Rainbow Roll Necklace (Mon. 8:00AM/Mon. 1:00PM)
  • Linda Hess: Belt Bonanza (Mon. 8:00AM)
  • Doreen Kassel: Tiny Creatures Pendant or Personal Journal Tiles (Tues. 8:00AM/Wed. 8:00AM)
  • Shannon Nelson: Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet (Sun. 6:30PM)
  • Kathryn Jo Ottman: Wavy and Fiber Style Bangles (Sun. 6:30PM)
  • Marie Segal: Unzipped Heart  (Mon. 8:00AM/Mon. 1:00PM)
  • Lynne Anne Schwarzenberg: One Cane Flowers (Wed. 8:00AM/ Wed. 1:00PM)
  • Sarah Shriver: Reverse Inlay Pin (Mon. 1:00PM/Tues. 1:00PM)
  • Laura Tabakman: Polymer Clay Pendants (Wed. 8:00AM/ Wed. 1:00PM)

Don't wait to register...workshops are already filling! Two lucky attendees will receive a $200 partial scholarship, but you must register to be considered so don’t wait!

Email Kathryn Ottman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information or visit www.polymerclayfests.wordpress.com and get your registration in!