TELL YOUR FRIENDS! EXCITING WORKSHOPS – CABIN FEVER REGISTRATION CONTINUES

1 12 2015

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Over the past 8 1/2 years, we have striven to bring you some of the best and brightest artist/instructors available to Cabin Fever and Master Class Camp.  Cabin Fever, in its 9th year is no different and once again, a premier event offering workshops from:  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.  Registration continues for all attendees – click here to register.

Some have asked about the change in format.  The fact is, we listened to what our attendees were requesting – longer classes from more instructors.  The new format offers more full-day workshops and fewer 4-hour workshops with additional class time at a lower fee – bringing attendees more bang for their buck!  If you have questions about the format, just write us – we’ll answer your inquiries as quickly as possible.

Lisa Pavelka, who has brought the polymer community many useful tools and techniques, will be teaching several workshops and will be honored with the Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award for her contributions over the years. Last year’s honoree, Maureen Carlson, will present the award and will also be teaching workshops at the event.  Click here to find out more on the workshops being offered.

 

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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.





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!





CFCF 2010: Just One Day til the FUN Begins!!

18 02 2010

Ottman Bangle Bracelets

We are just one day away from the official start of CFCF Pre-conference workshops.  Everything has come together and we will have a great group coming this year! 

We will try to bring you updates throughout the event with photos, etc. … you can also catch us on TWITTER!  Once you see the fun we are having, you’ll start saving your pennies and making plans for next year!

Time to get some more errands done…and boxes loaded.  Thanks to all of our many sponsors and patrons.  We couldn’t have done it without you.  List soon to follow.

Happy claying to all!  Stay tuned………….





CFCF 2010: Win a Prize-Registration extended through January!

20 12 2009

My snowy backyard

Blizzard at 10 AM

Merry Christmas to all from blizzard struck Maryland!    While the blizzard is over, the snow remains.  I went out yesterday morning and took photos just as the bad snow started to set in…at that time, we had approximately 8 inches on the ground.  I went out this morning and measured…we are officially at 20 inches!  Snowman time! 

If you’ve been waiting to get your holiday shopping out of the way to make plans for attending Cabin Fever Clay Fest in Feb. 2010, now’s the time to make your dream a reality.  We still have space available in many CFCF workshops as well as some of the pre-conference workshops (see list below.)  And, as our gift to you, we are extending the registration deadline through January with a little incentive for you to visit our blog, refer others, and register for CFCF.  
 
HERE ARE THE THREE WAYS YOU CAN WIN.
1. Send in your registration for CFCF.  One lucky registrant will be selected to receive a $30 gift of products from all registrations received with postmarks between 12/21/09 and 1/20/10.
2. When you visit our blog at www.polymerclayfests.wordpress.com and make a comment … one lucky winner who adds a comment on the blog between 12/21/09 and 1/9/10 will be selected randomly to receive a $10 gift package. 
3. If you have a blog of your own, link to www.polymerclayfests.wordpress.com and send visitors our way…the second lucky winner will be selected randomly to receive a $15 gift package, based on blogs referrals of visitors to www.polymerclayfests.wordpress.com between 12/21/09 and 1/16/10.
  
HERE’s THE UPDATE: (visit www.polymerclayfests.wordpress.com and click on the Registration Tab at the top of the site for forms and descriptions) 

The following pre-conference workshops still have space available:

 * Nan Roche (2/20) *  Cindy Silas (2/20)  * Jana Roberts Benzon (2/21)  * Maggie Maggio (2/21)

 The following  CFCF (4 hour workshops beginning 2/21) still have space available:

* Tony Aquino (2/21 and 2/23)  * Maureen Carlson (2/21 and 2/23)

* Dayle Doroshow (2/23)  * Laurie Mika (2/24)   *  Kathryn  Ottman (2/22 and 2/23)

* Lisa Pavelka (2/22)  *  Ronna Sarvas Weltman (2/24)  *  Sarah Shriver (2/24) 





CFCF 2010 – Early Bird Deadline Extended thru Oct. 30…

5 10 2009
CFCF 2010 Instructor photo compilation 2Good news!  We’ve decided to extend the early bird registration discount to you for another month – until 30th October.  
The CFCF workshops being taught by Tony Aquino, Maureen Carlson, Louise Fischer Cozzi, Grant Diffendaffer, Dayle Doroshow, Laurie Mika, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Lisa Pavelka, Sarah Shriver, and Ronna Sarvas Weltman have some spaces available for you but they are filling fast, so don’t wait. 
There are still openings in some of the pre-conference workshops – Nan Roche, Maggie Maggio, and Cindy Silas.
 
You can find more information on the individual workshops by visiting www.polymerclayfests.wordpress.com.
 
Where else can you get hands-on workshops from so many talented and experienced instructors in one place?  And the Holiday Inn hotel is just 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore off of Interstate 95…how convenient! Take Hands-On in Laurel and head to Baltimore for Synergy sessions.
 
Please pass along this information to members of your guild and friends who may be interested. 




CFCF 2010: EXCITING NEWS and UPDATES

29 09 2009
CFCF 2010 Pre-conference Classes

CFCF 2010 Pre-conference Classes

Yes, it’s true!  We are filling quickly but there is still room for you to join us! 

Pre-conference workshops run 19-21 Feb. and include a two-day Master Class from Jeffery Lloyd Dever (1 space left), and one day workshops from Lindly Haunani (2 spaces left), Maggie Maggio, Nan Roche, and Cindy Silas.

CFCF Workshops

CFCF Workshops

The CFCF 2010 officially runs 21-24 Feb. including our “Celebration Party” on Wednesday evening when we will eat, auction, and be merry!  Proceeds for the auction will go to the American Cancer Society and the Children’s Defense Fund. 

To remind you of our wonderful line-up of instructors, we have:

Tony Aquino, Maureen Carlson, Louise Fischer Cozzi, Grant Diffendaffer, Dayle Doroshow, Laurie Mika, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Lisa Pavelka, Sarah Shriver, and Ronna Sarvas Weltman.

The following workshops are full, so please select carefully when filling out your registration form:

Grant Diffendaffer Mon. 1PM  —  FULL

Ronna Sarvas Weltman Tues. 8AM  —  FULL

Sarah Shriver Tues. 1PM  —  FULL

Lisa Pavelka Wed. 8AM — FULL








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