CFCF 2010: Over, but far from forgotten!

27 02 2010

CFCF 2010 Instructors

 With claying enthusiasts and incredible instructors gathering from all over the world, the time spent together was much too short, yet extremely rewarding. From the very beginning, we had clay and tools lost on a train, a wallet lost at the airport, and boxes from Nordstrom’s piled high (I wonder whose those were???) A credit card machine that died (sorry all!) and several dead car batteries. But as always, someone was there ready to jump in and help those in need.

All-in-all, new friendships were forged and old ones renewed as we gathered for the six days of non-stop claying fun. Each and every class was filled with new tricks, some technical information, inspirational instructors and plenty of students with minds like a sponge, ready to soak it all in.

Thank you again to all of our instructors: Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Lindly Haunani (missing from above photo), Nan Roche, Cindy Silas, Maggie Maggio, Jana Roberts Benzon, Tony Aquino, Maureen Carlson, Dayle Doroshow, Grant Diffendaffer, Louise Fischer Cozzi, Laurie Mika, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Lisa Pavelka, Sarah Shriver, and Ronna Sarvas Weltman. CFCF 2010 would not have been possible without them.

Wendy Rosen, Nan Roche, and Jeffrey Lloyd Dever

The closing night celebration brought the presentation of the first Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award, presented to Nan Roche. Jeffrey Dever first spoke of the knowledge and inspiration he gained from Nan in his early days playing with clay, then continued with how Nan has influenced an entire generation and then some. Wendy Rosen of The Rosen Group was gracious enough to attend and along with Jeff, present Nan with the award. She spoke of her first experience with polymer clay, taking a class from Pier Voulkos, and being fascinated by the medium. She recognized several attendees as NICHE magazine award winners, helping to move polymer clay to the forefront of the art/jewelry world.

A HUGE thank you goes out to all those who volunteered and helped keep things on track as best we could during the event. Barb P., Doris M., Mary F., Nancy T., Tony A., Jana RB, Carol L., Ann S., Donna D., Laura B., Nancy S., Lindly H., Sue G. If I forgot anyone, please forgive me but know that your help was invaluable and greatly appreciated. Thank you to Katrina Marsh Sarlin for making the delicious gluten-free cake (it really looked like polymer clay on top!)

Additional thanks go out to The Rosen Group and American Style and NICHE magazines, Tony Aquino and Van Aken International, Iris Weiss and Polyform Products, Marie Segal and Clay Factory of Escondido, Jaquard Products, Kalmbach Publishing, Kathryn Ottman Designs, The Queen’s Ink, and Caldron Crafts. We had one of the best years with plenty of goodies in our goodie bags, both at check-in and at the closing night celebration.

And finally, thank you to all of our attendees…you made CFCF 2010 a success. As we move on, we begin preparing for our mid-west event later this year and CFCF 2011. So, start saving and planning…we don’t want you to miss a thing! Stay tuned here and on the yahoo group…more news to come!

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2 responses

1 03 2010
dayle doroshow

I had a MOST wonderful time with you all! Thanks to Kathryn and her team for all their hard hard work- it was a lovely conference. And to those who took my class and new friends I made- you all are so talented and inspiring- I had the bestest time and hope to see you all again- xo Dayle

30 03 2010
iris mishly

Dear Kathryn, where can we see the group photo taken by one of the ladies?

thank you again for everything!
Iris.

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