MCC 2013: SPOTLIGHT ON INSTRUCTOR ROBERT LIU

1 05 2013
ROBERT LIU - HEAT BENT BAMBOO NECKPIECES

ROBERT LIU – HEAT BENT BAMBOO NECKPIECES

Robert Liu is a talented jewelry artist who has been promoting ornamental jewelry for years.  His background may surprise you. He was trained as an ethologist/ichthyologist, and received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he worked on experimental gerontology in the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine.

In 1975 , he founded the publication,The Bead Journal, and left the bio-medical research field. In 1978, it became  Ornament, a journal of personal adornment.

Robert is a self-trained jeweler and photographer, and co-editor of

Robert Liu

Robert Liu

Ornament. He’s the author of Collectible Beads, and has written over 675 articles on gerontology, ichthyology, animal behavior, military technology/history and construction equipment in addition to his many publications on ancient, ethnographic and contemporary jewelry and personal adornment.

He is currently exploring the use of bamboo as a sustainable jewelry material and joins us as one of the instructors for Master Class Camp, debuting his bamboo workshop.  He has lectured and given workshops on jewelry photography and is currently finishing a book entitled The Photography of Personal Adornment.  

To register for Robert’s workshop, download the workshop info and registration form here.

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MCC 2013: HURRY! $40 DISCOUNT PER CLASS IN CELEBRATION OF TAX TIME

15 04 2013


MCC 2013 PostcardToday is tax day – a day to pay the piper or celebrate with a gift to yourself!  So, in anticipation, we’ve prepared a gift for you!  Beginning today and ending on May 15, we are offering $40 discount off of each Master Class Camp workshop.  That’s a possible savings of $80 for two workshops!  In addition, if you register and send in full payment by May 15, you will receive a $5 credit for supplies in the MCC store.  

Instructors include: Maureen Carlson, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Lindly Haunani, Sandra Mccaw, Ellen Marshall, Carol Simmons and a special workshop by Robert Liu, Editor for Ornament Magazine.

Follow this link to the updated registration form and workshop descriptions.





MASTER CLASS CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! JULY 25-29, 2013 Laurel, MD

10 04 2013

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Registration is now officially open for the Summer 2013 Master Class Camp in Laurel, Maryland, July 25-29, 2013 in Laurel, Maryland.  This is a premiere event dedicated to those artists wanting to spend more time learning from the Masters.  Instructors include: Maureen Carlson, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Lindly Haunani, Robert Liu, Ellen Marshall, Sandra Mccaw and Carol Simmons.

Each instructor will be teaching a two-day intensive workshop dedicated to learning techniques and/or completing a project.  Class size is limited, so register soon.  Classes are independent of each other, so register for just one, or register for two and receive a discount on your fees.

Workshop descriptions and registration form are available by clicking here.

See you in July!





CFCF 2012: ANNOUNCING INSTRUCTORS AND DATES!!!

20 09 2011

We are SOOOOO excited to be gearing up for CFCF 2012!  WOW, have we got some great instructors prepared to teach you some new and innovative ideas to work with polymer clay, silver, PMC, and other mixed media.  SAVE THE DATES and start saving your pennies…the 5th Annual Cabin Fever Clay Fest is just around the corner – Feb. 17-19 Pre-conference, Feb. 19-22 conference at the Holiday Inn West in Laurel, MD.  Be certain to follow this blog and stay informed: http://www.polymerclayfests.wordpress.com.

We’ve got another spectacular line-up of instructors that you won’t want to miss, including:

Barbara Lewis, Blair Anderson, Doreen Kassel, Jana Roberts Benzon, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Laura Tabakman, Linda Hess, Lindly Haunani, Liz Potter Hall, Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg, Marie Segal, Nan Roche, Sarah Shriver, and Shannon Nelson.

Also, announcing the next recipient of the Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award – Marie Segal.  To learn more about Marie’s long history with Polymer Clay, visit her website, blog, and Clay Factory store!

Workshop descriptions coming soon and registration opens next week!  Subscribe to this blog to stay updated on all the latest from PCCAF!





PCCAF 2011 INSTRUCTORS: LYNNE ANN SCHWARZENBERG

28 08 2011

Time is running out to register for the 2011 PCCAF in Wisconsin…don’t wait!

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE.

Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg stumbled upon polymer clay in 1991 and she’s been creating, teaching and designing ever since.  She bit off more than she could chew, going from marbled beads straight to figurines à la Maureen Carlson.  In 2001, she fell into the world of polymer clay guilds, and was delighted to find others who shared her obsession.  After exploring the worlds of caricature sculpture, faux materials, filigree, and even dollhouse miniatures for her daughter, she found her niche in millefiori floral caning and tile jewelry.

Lynne Ann has been teaching polymer clay to students young and old for over 12 years.  Her work has appeared in several publications and she has won a number of awards including Bead & Button magazine’s Bead Dreams competition, the Interweave Press Bead Arts Award, and the National Polymer Clay Guild’s Progress and Possibilities competition.  She sells her work in galleries and bead shows and through her website: www.riverpoetdesign.com

Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg  will be teaching “One Cane Flowers” at PCCAF 2011 in Weston, WI.  To register for the conference,

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE.

There is often great beauty in simplicity. What could be simpler than a gorgeous flower created with just one simple but stunning and versatile cane?  Lynne Ann will teach students how to create, reduce, and slice her signature “brushstroke petal” cane.  Students will use their hands and various tools to shape and transform their petals.  Learn to construct a non-stick baking form for gentle curvature of the petals, creating a beautiful dimensional flower.  Lynne Ann will also cover a variety of options for flower centers and a pre-bake smoothing technique that virtually eliminates the need to sand.  Want a bit more pizzazz to your piece?  Students can swap a piece of their cane with another student for a two-color flower.  In class we will create pendants, but Lynne Ann will demonstrate a very strong and attractive way to add a pin back as well.

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE.





PCCAF 2011 MIDWEST INSTRUCTORS: LINDLY HAUNANI

15 08 2011


LINDLY HAUNANI’s work has appeared in more than fifty invitational and juried shows and was awarded the prestigious Niche Award in 2009.

Lindly is a founding member of the National Polymer Clay Guild and with Pierrette Ashcroft, co-authored “Artist’s at Work: Polymer Clay Comes of Age.”  Her latest book  “Color Inspirations“ was co-written with Maggie Maggio and  has become the color reference manual for the polymer community as well as for artists. She has produced several video workshops and been featured in numerous polymer and arts magazines.

She began teaching workshops in 1990 and continues to enjoy traveling to lecture and inspire artists.  Her passion for food and cooking provide a basis for her inspiration and is often expressed via color, construction techniques and form.  In addition to many private collections her work is part of the permanent collections of the Racine Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Newark Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Meinge International Museum in San Diego. She has a BFA, in Printmaking from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Come to Wisconsin where Lindly will be teaching Rainbow Roll Beads at PCCAF MidWest 2011.

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORMS HERE.





PCCAF 2011 MIDWEST INSTRUCTORS: LAURA TABAKMAN

7 08 2011

Laura, born in Argentina, moved with her family to USA in 1989. Although her background is in Architecture, she favored art. After exploring several media, she discovered Fiber Arts which appealed to her because of its tactile quality, variety of textures and colors. In 1995, Laura began making jewelry with polymer clay, becoming attracted to its vivid colors, its dimensionality and the diversity of effects and textures she can accomplish with it. Visit her Flickr site here.

More recently, she began combining her fiber and polymer clay interests in mixed media sculptures and installations. She is particularly interested in process and exploring different approaches to materials and feels more comfortable working in three dimensions, using basic forms evocative of nature and primitive cultures. Time touches, alters and decays things. Seeing the marks of the passing of time moves her and tries to include these marks into the work.

She is a studio artist and teacher who exhibits and sells her work through galleries and juried art shows nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the International Polymer Clay Association, the Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild, where she is currently the president, and the Fiberarts Guild ofPittsburghwhere she is in charge of exhibitions and was co-director for the Fiberart International 2004 exhibition.

Laura’s work has been featured in several publications: 400 Polymer Clay Designs– Lark Books, Polymer Clay Creative Traditions, Polymer Clay Color Inspirations, and Polymer CAFÉ magazine.  Laura also won the Best of Show award in the 2010 Progress and Possibilities, a Competition organized by the IPCA, and Best of Show at the 2009 AnnualART+TECHExhibition – Pittsburgh Technology Council with a computerized polymer clay piece.

Laura will be teaching Polymer Clay Pendants at PCCAF MidWest 2011.

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORMS HERE.








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