CFCAF 2015: MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW – FEB. 12-18, 2015

21 08 2014

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Mark your calendar now to attend the 8th year of Cabin Fever!  CFCAF 2015 dates are February 12 – 18, 2015 at the Holiday Inn West, Laurel, Maryland.  Each year, we try to bring a great mix of instructors as we also honor one of the pioneers in the field.  2015 will be no different.  We’ve got a great line-up of instructors in addition to a well-deserving honoree, Maureen Peck Carlson.

2015 Instructors include: Maureen Carlson, Jana Roberts Benzon, Robert Dancik, Dayle Doroshow, Christi Friesen, Lindly Haunani, Anke Humpert, Doreen Kassel, Randee Ketzel, Melanie Muir, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Nan Roche, Sarah Shriver, Marie Segal, Eugena Topina, and Teri Walters.

Once again, we will have full-day pre-conference workshops and 4-hour conference workshops, allowing you to get a “taste” of what more instructors have to offer.  Above is a sampling of photos of some of the workshops that will be offered.  Be certain to stay tuned to be one of the first to register.

 

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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.

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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.

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CFCF 2011: Unveiling Their Inspiration

18 05 2011

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As they say, better late than never! CFCF 2011 was great fun and very inspiring for us all.  It was also exhausting!  But, here are just a few of the hundreds of photos taken during the event.  You will see from them that lots of creative juices were flowing.  Just another 9 months til our 5th Annual CFCF.  But, if you can’t wait until then, consider attending our 2nd Annual PCCAF in Wisconsin in October 2011! Registration information coming soon…





CFCF 2011: Spotlight on Instructor Doreen Kassel

9 01 2011

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Doreen Kassel is a truly inspired artist and her work shows it.  Her whimsical creatures take me back to the days of childhood and the story of the three little pigs.  She comes from a background of children’s book illustration and was inspired by love of E.H. Shepard, (The Wind in the Willows illustrator), William Holbrook Beard, anthropomorphism without sugar, vintage toys and all the old and wonderful books and beasts of her youth, lovingly given to her by her Grandma and Aunt.  This year, she was selected as a NICHE award finalist with her piece called ‘Bear Hug’. The beast is part of a group called ‘The League of Uncommon Creatures’, with  this, their credo…

Sartorially splendid, well mannered & fair,

possessed of warm hearts & an elegant air.

Wry-humored, intelligent, merry & blessed,

unflinching & valiant when put to the test.

The Pig, the Fox, the Rabbit, the Bear,

seek beasts to apply, who are brave, true & rare.

Her CFCF 2011 pre-conference workshop is entitled “Vintage Texturing and Sculpting/ Tile Stories.’ In her workshop, you will learn to create the vintage looks that bring you back to the romance of old illustration, toys of a simpler era and the colors of pressed flowers.

Using a tile as a starting point we’ll sculpt in relief, use ‘undercutting’ to create deep linear definition, texturing for lighter variations in line. There are wonderful ‘accidents’ that turn into lovely surprises. I often add banners of text, adding more contrast & charm. We’ll back the tile with felt & add a pretty vintage-style ribbon for hanging.

The painting technique involves applying oil paint, rubbing, & wiping in several steps. The way the image emerges as the steps progress is truly exciting!

This is the first ever offering of this workshop…don’t miss it!  There’s still spaces available for you to attend her workshop.  For registration information and form, click here…time is running out!  Don’t miss your chance!





CFCF 2011: A Bevy of Color and INSPIRATION!

19 11 2010

CFCF 2011 Workshops

Cabin Fever Clay Fest registrations are coming in and workshops are filling. If you haven’t yet registered, don’t hesitate…send it in as soon as you can! Lots of great classes to choose from…and you can add up to two(2) more, filling your entire CFCF experience with creativity! Click here for the Cabin Fever Clay Fest 2011 Registration Form including the conference and pre-conference. Judith Skinner is coming out to teach…Julie Eakes and Doreen Kassel are both NICHE Award Finalists, and Jeffrey Lloyd Dever and Lindly Haunani are previous NICHE Award winners! And we’ve got many other talented award-winning instructors who are eager to share their knowledge and creative sparks with you…don’t pass up this opportunity!








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