CABIN FEVER REGISTRATION IS OPEN! DATES Feb. 12-17, 2016

6 11 2015

 

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YES! WOO HOO! I tried and finally succeeded!  Registration is now officially opened for Cabin Fever to be held in Laurel, MD, Feb. 12-17, 2016.  We were able to shave a day off the schedule which is literally jam-packed with incredible workshops!

Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Online registration is available as well as online hotel reservations.

Instructors include:  LISA PAVELKA, MAUREEN CARLSON, DAYLE DOROSHOW, NANCY ENNIS, LISA HANEY, LINDLY HAUNANI, ANKE HUMPERT, DOREEN KASSEL, ROBERT LIU, JANA LEHMANN, ANN and KAREN MITCHELL, NAN ROCHE, LYNNE ANN SCHWARZENBERG, and EUGENA TOPINA.

YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION CAN BE SUBMITTED BY CLICKING HERE.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS HERE. (NOTE: Workshops are listed by date, not instructor.)

INSTRUCTORS’ SCHEDULES HERE.

ONLINE HOTEL RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE HERE.

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MCC 2013: SPOTLIGHT ON INSTRUCTOR ELLEN MARSHALL

6 05 2013
Ellen Marshall - Elements Heart Necklace

Ellen Marshall – Elements Heart Necklace

Ellen Marshall will be teaching her newly developed 2-day workshop, Elements and Construction, on July 26-27, 2013 at the Premiere Master Class Camp in Laurel, Maryland.  For those not familiar with Ellen, her experience with polymer goes way back.  She creates one-of-a-kind and limited-edition contemporary art jewelry featuring polymer clay.  Her inspiration has come from art quilts, ceramics, graphic arts, and color in general.  Ceramic influences led her to explore surface design on polymer clay which again led her to writing a book,  Polymer Clay Surface Design Recipespublished by Quarry.  This comprehensive book presents many of the surface techniques she has developed and if you don’t own it, try to find one and add it to your library.  The book is out of print, but well worth the effort to locate on eBay, Half.com, or other used book sites.  She’s also been published in other books and magazines including Step By Step Beads and PolymerCafe. Ellen is the founder and former chair of the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild and a  past president of the National Polymer Clay Guild, now International Polymer Clay Guild. In addition to her love of polymer, she is also proficient in several beadweaving stitches such as peyote, herringbone, and right-angle weave and is now working on designing jewelry that incorporates both polymer and seed bead weaving.   She teaches polymer clay and beading crafts with the goal of inspiring others to discover and explore new directions in their art.

Ellen Marshall

Ellen Marshall

To register for Ellen’s workshop, Elements and Construction,  download the workshop info and registration form here.





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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