CFCF 2009 – Early registration til 4 Jan.

28 12 2008

I hope that your Christmas/Holiday was as good or better than mine.  I had an opportunity to spend some quality time with family.  It also provided me with some much needed quality time to reflect on past, present, and future.

Speaking of future, the early registration deadline for CFCF 2009 is fast approaching on 4 Jan. 2009. For those of you teetering on whether to register or not or just need a refreshed list of what each instructor is teaching, please check the links below to review and email me at with any questions you may have.  We truly hope you can join us for this event which will benefit in part the American Cancer Society and the Wounded Warriors Fund.  Lots to learn and plenty of fun in store. 

Polymer Clay Fests (CFCF 2009 registration forms)




Tony Aquino

Christi Friesen

Tory Hughes

Kim Korringa

Kathryn Jo Ottman

Lisa Pavelka

Julie Picarello

Jana Roberts Benzon

Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg

Sarah Shriver




Nan Roche

Kelly Russell

Happy Holidays and CFCF 2009 Deadline Approaching

5 12 2008


Happy Holidays everyone!  I hope that your Thanksgiving with family and friends was delightful and that the upcoming holidays will bring more warmth and love to you and yours.

Just a quick reminder to you that the deadline for CFCF 2009 early registration is fast approaching.  If you plan to attend, please get your registration application in as soon as possible.  There are still openings available in most workshops! Registration form and schedule are available here.

CFCF 2009 – Meet Kim Korringa!

17 11 2008
Kim Korringa

Kim Korringa

I’ve been enjoying Kim’s colorful canes for years.  She was a participant at CFCF 2008 and I took the opportunity to ask her if she’d like to teach at CFCF 2009.  After a brief time considering the opportunity, she agreed.  Here’s her PC story as she tells it: “For as long as I can remember, I have been attracted to vivid colors and intricate patterns and detail. As a child I was fascinated by mosaics, quilts and kaleidescopes.  I dabbled in almost every arts and crafts medium throughout my life, and worked for 14 years in Silicon Valley as a technical illustrator, but it was my Mirror Detailpassion for color and pattern that drew me to polymer clay.  I have been working/playing with polymer clay for 15 years now, and though I’ve tried nearly every technique that other artists have pioneered in polymer clay, millefiore caning is my first love.  The intensely saturatated colors and technical detail that I can acheive caning in polymer clay, combined with the wonderful, tactile and childlike experience of working with the clay, is truly satisfying to me.”

CFCF 2009 Registration NOW OPEN!

28 09 2008

Sorry for the delay, folks, but the registration is NOW OPEN! Please go to the CFCF 2009 Registration Page link on the lower right of this page and click on the link to download the form.  I’m still working on the PayPal option for payment and also waiting on the final information from the PRE-Conference instructors.  Stay tuned for additional info.  Looking forward to seeing you in February!

Kim Korringa’s CFCF 2009 Workshop…Flower Power Mirror

10 09 2008


Kim has been working in polymer clay for a LONG time and her blending and selection of colors is just so much fun.  In her CFCF workshop offering, participants will create individual petal and leaf canes to decorate a 12″ x 12″ wood frame mirror.   

Her signature style is whimsical and playful and above all, boldly colorful.  The canes she makes are technically very precise, but she likes to be a little unconventional in their arrangement.  Her teaching will  introduce you to her technical knowledge of caning techniques and design principles. 
She plans to have a “pot-luck” exchange of short lengths of the petal, leaf and flower center canes created in her workshop so all participants will take a little of their classmates home with them!  We welcome Kim and look forward to this fun and colorful workshop! 

Cabin Fever 2009 Instructors and Dates Announced!

27 08 2008

NEW! Cabin Fever Clay Fest in Laurel, Maryland dates just announced,Feburary 22-26, 2009. Instructors include Tony Aquino, Christi Friesen, Lisa Pavelka, Kim Korringa, Sarah Shriver, Julie Picarello, Victoria Hughes, Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg, Jana Roberts Benzon and Kathryn Jo Ottman.  Additional “add-on” workshops will be added for before and after the event.

Registration will open mid to late September. Payment will be accepted by check and Paypal.  Where else will you find such a great selection of instructors in one location for such a great price? For additional information, email

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