Monday, 30 May 2011

The Polymer Clay Event - UPDATE

We now have photos for the workshops and thought you’d like to see what you’ll be making in October.

The first is from Alison Gallant’s screen printing class. It gives a few of the many patterns that you’ll be able to choose from to use on clay and a finished pendant that you can construct.

Secondly, the photo of Natalia Garcia de Leaniz’s ‘Funky Desert Bangles’ shows the innovative finishes that Natalia has devised to apply as decoration.

The third photo is of Stephanie Kilgast’s beautiful mini fruit tarts made into earrings and pendants. Don’t they look realistic and good enough to eat!

Christine Dumont’s beautiful brooch is comprised of two plates cleverly held together by a magnet. During the workshop you will also explore new surface decoration techniques.

If you would like to take part in our ‘inchies’ swap during the event, please start thinking about your design.  You can use canes, alcohol inks, mokume gane, embellishments, in fact anything you like to decorate a sheet of clay that will then be cut into 1 inch squares. We’ll let you know how many to make in good time.

If you have any questions at all, please ask via the Yahoo group, ,or email

Less than five months to go! See you in Alfreton!

See the posting dated 29th March for more information and the link to the registration form.

Alison and Helen.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The Polymer Clay Event

Helen and I have been busy organising the revamped Polymer Playdays for October 2011.
Here's the infomation so far and I'll add photos and full workshop descriptions shortly.
You can also find all updated info on the Facebook event page -!/event.php?eid=177750735606168
Hope lots of you will come!


The Polymer Clay Event
Organised by Alison Gallant and Helen Cox
October 14th – 16th 2011

At last, at last!   Here are details of the new polymer clay event to be held in the Midlands .  Several things have held us up with this announcement but now we are “hot to trot” and here is the information we have been promising to post.

We have a new teacher to the UK , Stephanie Kilgast who will be killing two birds with one stone teaching miniatures which work well as jewellery.   Have a look at her marvellous website to see just how talented she is.

Donna Kato will be with us with a new section called “Ask Donna” where you will be able to ask Donna about any problems you have with your clay work.   Donna will also be giving a presentation about Craft Edu to tell you how to make the most of the lessons on this site and also how to present lessons and earn money

Leslie Blackford will be here to show you how to breath character and life into clay.  Alison Gallant will teach screen printing on clay using her unique and new to the market screens.  Natalia Garcia de Leaniz has a lovely new bracelet she is going to teach and Christine Dumont also has something new to show us with wonderful beads she has created.

As well as this, there will be numerous demonstrations for you from Jema Hewitt will show the mysteries of Steampunk, Dani Torres Mancera who will surprise us all, Valerie Wallace  will demonstrate her Celtic Canes and Frances White  will show techniques with alcohol inks, lots to learn.  We will also have a fun evening at which we will swap our “inchies”, and a dinner for us to enjoy each other’s company.   Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day and this is all for £275.00 or £250 if you book and pay before April 30th.

As ever, Cathryn and Ruth will run the shop for anyone who wants to bring finished work to sell.   There will also be everything for sale that a polymer clay addict could wish for, from clay to cutters, findings, screens for printing and much more.

The venue will be the Genesis Family Centre in Alfreton and we hope to see you there, there is plenty of accommodation near by and good car parking as well as a shopping centre within easy reach.

To download the registration form please click here